CEU Alumni Foundation Responds to Frontliners’ Need of PPE
9 August 2021
Centro Escolar University Alumni Foundation Inc. donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to public and private hospitals affiliated with the internship program of the various Medical Allied Courses of CEU campuses in Mendiola, Makati, and Malolos.
A total of 52 boxes of PPE each containing 600 isolation gowns, 600 surgical masks, and 20 goggles were distributed to CEU Clinical Laboratory, Chinese General Hospital, Delos Santos Medical Center, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Hemotek Renal Center (Malate Branch), Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Mary Chiles Hospital, Mary Johnston Hospital, Metropolitan Medical Center, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Philippine General Hospital, San Juan De Dios Hospital, Sta. Ana Hospital, Tondo Medical Center, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Caloocan City Medical Center, Capitol Medical Center, De Los Santos Medical Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Home Health Care Inc., Lung Center of the Philippines, National Children’s Hospital, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, Philippine Orthopedic Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Makati Medical Center, Ospital ng Makati, Bulacan Medical Center, Rogeciano Mercado Memorial Hospital, Cardinal Santos Medical， San Juan, Rizal, Ospital ng Malabon, The Medical City, Pasig, Valenzuela (Bulacan) Citicare Medical Center, Dialysis unit of the Global Biotech Healthcare Inc. Angono, Rizal, Batangas Medical Center, and James Gordon General Hospital, Olongapo.
This initiative was born out of a meeting of the CEU AFI officers and Chapter Presidents where its President, Dr. Paz I. Lucido pointed out that there are many CEU alumni frontliners who are doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists, medical technologists, social workers, educators, and media practitioners. Dr. Lucido asked for recommendation on support programs they could create for the Escolarian frontliners. Mrs. Cynthia Santiago, CEU AFI Board Secretary suggested providing assistance to CEU frontliners by giving PPEs to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. With this idea, came what Dr. Lucido considered as “God-sent” when she happened to mention the planned PPE donation while having a casual online chat with Jogee Nono-Goodwin, former CEU faculty who is presently based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA and an active member of the Memphis Mission of Mercy (MMM). Goodwin then referred CEU AFI’s PPE donation project to MMM President, Renato Noli Zalamea and his wife Norma.
With the received PPEs, Dr. Lucido’s team composed of Dr. Lolita D. Pablo, CEU Community Outreach Program Head and CEU AFI SELAMS Chapter President, Ms. Betty Lou Peñera, Media Relations Officer, and Mariah Sharmaine Liquigan, Office Secretary led the distribution of the equipment.
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