(O’FALLON, IL) – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently received 3,000 FDA-approved plastic face shields from Ford Motor Co. The delivery was part of 10,000 total face shields donated to the nine HSHS Illinois hospitals.

On March 24, Ford announced it would manufacture the face shields in the company’s Michigan plant to help first responders, health care workers and others on the front lines of the coronavirus response. The transparent face shields fully block the face and eyes from accidental contact with liquids and, when paired with N95 respirators, can be a more effective way to limit potential exposure to coronavirus.

“We continue to be amazed and overwhelmed by all the generous donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from organizations big and small,” said Regina Peterson, chief nursing officer at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
“This donation, along with the others we have received from the community, will help ensure our colleagues remain safe when caring for patients during this crisis.”

For more information about how to donate supplies and PPE, visit www.steliz.org/covid-19-update
 
Photo Caption: (Left to right) Registered nurses from Staff Education Emily Baird, Amanda Ernst and Lleyna Gorka demonstrate HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s appreciation for the 3,000 FDA-approved plastic face shields from Ford Motor Co.

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HSHS Illinois
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