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Pima Medical Institute Steps Up to Help Local Healthcare Workers

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Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Loaning Ventilators, Campuses Across the U.S. Have Answered the Call of Communities in Need

Pima Medical Institute is answering the call of its many community healthcare partners by donating tens of thousands of PPE supplies, as well as loaning desperately needed ventilators.

Pima Medical’s Tucson Campus
Pima Medical’s Tucson Campus donated needed items to Tucson Medical Center

Pima Medical Campuses in Denver, Aurora and Colorado Springs, Colorado donated thousands of PPE supplies, including many n95 and surgical masks, as well as loaned a total of five ventilators to University Hospital Longs Peak and the Medical Center of Aurora. Colorado Springs also loaned all its thermometers to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

In hard-hit California, the San Marcos Campus, in North San Diego County, loaned five ventilators to Sharp Healthcare.

The Tucson campus donated shoe and head covers, masks, surgical and latex gloves, isolation gowns, PPE kits, eye protection and cannulas to Tucson Medical Center. After a request from Cigna, the Phoenix campus donated nearly 5,000 pieces of PPE supplies and industrial disinfectant wipes to 12 Valley urgent care facilities. And, the Mesa campus donated cartons of gowns to Hatfield Medical group.

Ventilators being loaned from the Pima Medical San Marcos Campus
Ventilators being loaned from the Pima Medical San Marcos Campus

“We are committed to supporting the communities we serve and in these uncertain times we must focus on the health of our neighbors,” said Fred Freedman, President and CEO, Pima Medical Institute. “Our affiliate hospitals were partners before the COVID-19 crisis and will be again. We truly are in this together and we feel privileged to be in a position to help those who need it. Pima Medical doesn’t hesitate to step up.”

Dedicated to its communities since being founded in Tucson in 1972, Pima Medical has built a reputation as one of the premiere medical career colleges in the Western United States. Pima Medical’s mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education.

Pima Medical Institute offers certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs—all in the healthcare field. It also has a robust online learning division. Programs focus on medical, dental and veterinary careers. For more information about Pima Medical and its programs, visit www.pmi.edu

Media Contact:
Diane Smith
dismith@pmi.edu
o: 480-610-6068
c: 480-320-0142

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