THURSDAY, March 26 — Ingham Intermediate School District has donated hospital beds and other items to Sparrow Health System that are in demand to fight the coronavirus.
District spokeswoman Stacy Adado issued this press release:
“Earlier this week, Sparrow Health System asked for donations for many items they are currently in need of in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including face masks, gowns, gloves, safety goggles and hand sanitizer to name a few.
“Jason Mellema, Ingham ISD Superintendent, contacted Sparrow to offer any items we had on hand that would be helpful. Sparrow officials sent staff to collect these items and also made the decision to take hospital beds and other equipment as well upon arrival. These supplies are from Heartwood School and the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) with the equipment coming straight from our health care Career & Technical Education programs. Ingham ISD has a partnership with Sparrow in which second year students from the WTC’s Patient Care Technician program attend class at Sparrow’s downtown Lansing campus twice weekly.
‘”During this unprecedented time in our lives, we must band together as a community and help in any way that we can,’ Mellema noted. ‘We are fortunate to offer several healthcare programs at the Talent Center and had quite a bit of needed supplies on hand that can benefit frontline healthcare workers.”’
“Ingham Intermediate School District offers programs and services to staff and students in the districts of Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. For more information visit our website at www.inghamisd.org.”
Adado said Sparrow took nine beds and nine patient monitors, among other items.
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