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Murray State donates personal protective equipment to assist Mercy Hospital in fighting COVID-19

April 13, 2020

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Murray State College has responded to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by donating supplies to Mercy Hospital in Tishomingo and Ardmore.

MSC Director of Nursing Robin Coppedge says college departments of nursing and science donated masks, golves and gowns to Mercy in both locations.  The nursing department also returned practice surgical gowns to Alliance Health which had generously donated them to MSC students for classroom use.

"We were glad to have supplies on hand that could benefit doctors and nurses in our service area.  We partner with Mercy in a variety of ways and hosptials in our area have always been quick to hire and support MSC graduates.  It is an honor to be able to help during times like these," said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

Murray at Mercy is a partnership program between the college and the hospital in Ardmore.  Nursing students take classes at Mercy and have an opportunity to become immersed in a hospital environement prior to graduation.