West Reading, PA. – On Wednesday, April 8 Reading Hospital received a generous donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Reading Chinese Association, a registered apolitical group with the objective to facilitate social and cultural exchanges among the members of the association and the larger community. The PPE will be used by Reading Hospital employees caring for patients in the hospital and outpatient settings.
The donation includes 9,600 surgical masks, 300 N95 masks, and 4,000 pairs of latex-free gloves. In addition, the Reading Chinese Association has previously donated 80 N95 masks to Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and 120 N95 masks to Respiratory Specialists.
“The donation of this PPE from the Reading Chinese Association will ensure the safety of our frontline staff as they provide lifesaving care to our patients,” said Mark McNash, Tower Health Vice President Support Services. “We continue to be humbled by the support and generosity of the community as we all navigate this difficult situation together.”
“Medical staff and first responders risk their lives to save ours. This is the least what we can we do to support them,” said Changfa Yang, the President of Reading Chinese Association. “In addition to the donation to Tower Health, we will also donate thousands of surgical marks and medical gloves to local police stations, fire stations, EMS, and other medical clinics.”