NCC Prepares, Supports Healthcare Workers and First Responders
Nash Community College officials delivered donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Nash UNC Health Care and Nash County Emergency Services on Friday, March 27, 2020.
“As healthcare employees and first responders care for patients amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, this is the least we can do to support them in this time of crisis,” NCC President Lew Hunnicutt said. “Both the hospital and Nash County have always been extremely supportive of the college. They are our partners and advocate for the training and services we provide. It is an honor and privilege to be able to support them.”
The donation included isolation gowns, gloves, protective masks, eye shields, hair caps and sanitizing wipes. Nash Community College stocks these PPE items for use in its Medical Assisting, Physical Therapist Assistant, Nursing and Veterinary Medical Technology programs.
“Nash Community College is committed to supporting the local community. As a training provider for healthcare employees and first responders, many of these personnel earned credentials at NCC. They are providing life-saving services and we continue to support them as they willingly go into harm’s way.”
“The donation is greatly appreciated and will be utilized primarily by Nash County EMS and 9-1-1,” Brent Fisher, Nash County Assistant Director Fire Marshal & Emergency Management said.
NCC is delivering 90 percent of its courses online and through an exception made by the North Carolina Community College System, the college continues to offer face-to-face classes to train students for careers in Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement and Nursing.
For more information about the college’s Coronavirus response, please call 252-451-8235 or visit www.nashcc.edu.