Herzing University Provides Nationwide Help for Medical Professionals During Coronavirus Crisis
Herzing University campuses nationwide have stepped up to help healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the most challenging healthcare crisis in many decades.
Herzing, which graduates thousands of nurses and other healthcare professionals each year, has donated much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) to hospitals nationwide, provided volunteer help to healthcare providers and purchased meals to local healthcare professionals.
“We’re providing PPEs and other vital supplies for hard-working health care professionals in our nine campus communities,” said Herzing University President Renee Herzing. “Our healthcare providers need to feel appreciated at this time. We respect the risk that they face every day and thank them for their dedication.”
Herzing is purchasing and donating 15,000 face shields to three health care organizations through its partnership with Milwaukee-based Olympus Group, which usually makes mascots, banners and flags but retooled its manufacturing plant to make face shields for local hospitals. Three organizations receiving 5,000 face shields each are Children’s Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and Advocate Aurora Health.
Herzing, which is based in Menomonee Falls, WI, has also donated PPE to Village Park Manor in the Milwaukee area, a clinical partner that has hired many nursing and business students from the university.
Other notable donations from Herzing campuses:
Herzing-Madison donated several boxes of medical gear and supplies including facemasks, gloves, gowns and bouffant caps to Columbus Community Hospital and Mercyhealth.
Herzing-Kenosha made donations of personal protective equipment such as facemasks, gloves and gowns to Vista Health and Ascension hospitals.
Herzing’s Atlanta location recently purchased lunch for the nursing staff of WellStar Health System’s Paulding Hospital and made a donation to the hospital’s PPE fund.
The New Orleans campus contributed numerous boxes of gloves and gowns to the Jefferson Parish East Bank Consolidated Fire Department after learning that local emergency personnel were having trouble accessing medical supplies and gear.
More than 80 students and faculty members from Herzing-Orlando signed up as volunteers with Herzing’s clinical partners to assist local hospitals. The campus also provided meals to local healthcare organizations.