Jun 30 2020

White Horse Village Receives Donation of 250 Face Shields from Drexel University

(Newtown Square, Pa.) — Drexel University donates 250 face shields to the White Horse Village Healthcare Center, serving over one hundred residents in skilled nursing, personal care and memory support care. The durable and reusable face shields serve as critical personal protection equipment (PPE) for direct care team members.

Amy Throckmorton, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Michele Marcolongo, Ph.D., professor and department head of Materials Science and Engineering, and Ellen Bass, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair of Health Systems and Sciences Research and Interim Senior Associate Dean of Research of the College of Computing & Informatics, use Drexel’s 3D printing resources and high volume manufacturing techniques to address the critical need for PPE to protect healthcare workers from the coronavirus. This university and community team has printed and donated over 14,000Drexel AJFlex Face shields to regional hospitals and nursing homes.

We are grateful for this generous donation by Drexel University,” remarks Len Weiser, President & CEO of White Horse Village. “The health and safety of our residents and team members are our top priorities as we navigate the pandemic. The face shields provide additional protection for our team members to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our community.”

“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to assist White Horse Village and our healthcare workers in the region,” comments Amy Throckmorton. “A sincere thank you to all of our healthcare heroes!”

Join the effort to provide PPE for the brave healthcare workers by volunteering or donating to Drexel University. For more information, visit faceshields.cci.drexel.edu.