Press Release
Posted March 26, 2020

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) donated 22,000 items of personal protection equipment to four Lorain County hospitals:  Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital, Mercy Health’s Lorain and Allen hospital locations and University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in an effort to assist with an on-going shortage of supplies due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies included nitrile gloves, surgery masks, sterile gowns, surgical scrub caps and reusable eye shields from the College’s allied health and nursing education program and the micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) program.   

LCCC security officers and hospital employees wheel boxes of supplies on a cart.
Supplies were delivered to local hospitals.

“Throughout this pandemic, we are taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our students and our community. Donating these supplies to hospitals in need is simply one more way for us to do our part in the fight against coronavirus,” said LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D. 

Due to orders from Governor DeWine, LCCC announced recently that remote delivery of courses would extend for the remainder of the spring semester to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The hands-on component of these courses are not in session, freeing up supplies for community use.

“We are the community’s college; our mission is to serve the greatest needs of our community.  Right now, there is no greater need than protecting the health of our community,” said Ballinger.  “I look forward to resuming our training of the next generation of healthcare workers and first responders, but until then I am pleased that our supplies can be used to protect those on the front lines of this battle – our healthcare workers, and many of them are LCCC graduates.”