University partners with alumna to provide spare masks, face shields, boot covers, coveralls, gowns, and more
by Sydney Rhodes '23
Last month, Trinity donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin to support the center’s workers and area physicians by providing them some desperately needed supplies.
Stocks of PPE are diminishing as the COVID-19 virus spreads across the globe. Supplies are running especially low in smaller, rural hospitals and medical centers, as well as for community-based physicians like those within the Guadalupe Healthcare Network (GHN).
Through the combined efforts of multiple departments and staff members, a group within the Trinity community came together to deliver supplies to alumna Deana Henk M’95 at the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. Henk graduated from Trinity’s health care administration program and is now the executive director at the GHN, overseeing the physician hospital organization that includes approximately 170 physicians associated with the medical center.
Les Bleamaster ’98, geosciences professor and science facilities manager for the Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI) and David Lopez, lab supervisor for CSI, worked together to gather what the University could spare, including coveralls, surgeon's gowns, boot covers, sleeve and arm protectors, head covers, gloves, face masks, and face shields.The donations will help in the emergency rooms and intensive care units and aid the network of local doctors who are part of this system.
The donation was put together by Bleamaster, Lopez, Osvaldo Crespo, director for Environmental Health and Safety, and Tess Coody-Anders ’93, vice president for Strategic Communications and Marketing and a Seguin resident.