Penn State Health opens State College drop-off location for donation of key supplies
Penn State Health today opened a State College, Pa., drop-off location for the donation of key supplies from the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The drop-off site located at Benner Pike Clinic, 303 Benner Pike, Suites 1 and 2, State College, Pa., will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. It is the fourth site to be opened by Penn State Health to accept community-based donations. In addition, Penn State Health added infrared and disposable thermometers to the list of items being accepted in order to meet the need to screen an increasing number of staff, patients and visitors entering Penn State Health facilities.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches thin the national inventory of critical medical supplies, Penn State Health will continue to look for innovative ways to optimize the supply chain,” said Richard Bagley, Penn State Health chief supply chain officer. “We are inspired by the regional and national demonstration of support and shared commitment to fighting COVID-19.”
To ensure doctors, nurses and other staff treating COVID-19 patients remain safe and healthy, Penn State Health has distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) and patient hygiene kits to all clinic and practice sites. In addition, Penn State Health continues to adopt best practices in its ongoing commitment to safety and high-quality care for its communities.
Pennsylvania residents are reminded to follow the changing guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office about leaving their homes for nonessential travel. Individuals are encouraged to consolidate their essential trips with drop-off activities.
For more information about the steps Penn State Health has taken to protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic, visit pennstatehealth.org/coronavirus.
For information about what, when and where to donate, visit our Community page.
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