Galesburg Cottage Hospital Receives Needed Face Shields

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May 01, 2020
(Galesburg, IL) – Digitally produced face shields, one of the most coveted types of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the battle against COVID-19, were donated to Galesburg Cottage Hospital recently.   Hospitals and healthcare services have been hit with a shortage of face shields and other PPE that are essential to saving lives during this viral pandemic.   Galen Rowe, the uncle of a Cottage Hospital nurse, donated 200 face shields that he made on his 3-D printer.
The donation was an unexpected surprise that Pam Davis, Chief Nursing Officer, found compelling, “We now all know that the coronavirus can spread between people interacting in close proximity — for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing — even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms so all of us at Cottage are deeply touched by his generosity and kindness knowing we can do what we are trained to do while remaining safe.” 
Galen Rowe is the uncle of Cottage Hospital nurse, Daniel Paul, who works in the hospital’s intensive care unit and on the medical surgical unit.
About Galesburg Cottage Hospital
Celebrating over 125 years of serving Western Illinois, Galesburg Cottage Hospital is a 143-bed facility that provides complete inpatient, outpatient and emergency care with an award winning wound healing center complete with two hyperbaric healing chambers. Galesburg Cottage Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a Chest Pain Center, TJC Primary Stroke Center and its Emergency Department is approved for Pediatrics by the State of Illinois.
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