Penn State Scranton helps local hospitals by donating protective equipment

Amy Gruzesky
April 14, 2020

DUNMORE, Pa. — Penn State Scranton recently donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to two local hospitals, Geisinger Community Medical Center and Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital, to help them during the growing coronavirus pandemic.

“During this challenging time, our campus wanted to do our part to help our local medical facilities and the medical professionals working there.”

— Marwan Wafa, Penn State Scranton chancellor

Supplies donated included 6,650 pairs of gloves, 250 hospital gowns, 150 surgical masks, and 25 face shield masks. The items were gathered from the campus’ science and nursing program labs, since Penn State has moved to remote delivery of its courses for the remainder of the spring semester and these items will not be needed.

Last Updated May 12, 2020