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SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES MAKES COVID-19 PPE DONATION TO UOFL HEALTH SYSTEM

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Contact:
Misty M. Stutz, PharmD
Dean and Professor
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
502-413-8964
mstutz@sullivan.edu

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SUCOPHS) is donating materials and time to help the community and state deal with the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

SUCOPHS made a welcome donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – including N95 and surgical masks, isolation gowns, hand sanitizer and sterile gloves – to the University of Louisville Health System so workers could remain protected while dealing with patients and the public.

“This is equipment that can protect patients, our staff, and can save lives,” said Ken Marshall, COO of UofL Health. “We are grateful to Sullivan University for recognizing the need and supporting our team. The outpouring of support we have seen from our neighbors, corporate and private citizens, is heartwarming.”

SUCOPHS PharmD students are also manning the State of Kentucky’s COVID-19 hotline, a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the Kentucky Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions.

“The mission of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities through developing dynamic and thoughtful leaders, serving the needs of diverse populations, and innovating to improve the human condition,” said Misty Stutz, PharmD, SUCOPHS Dean and Professor . “At Sullivan, we are putting this mission into action by stepping up to help our community during this crisis.”

Specifically, SUCOPHS donated:

  • More than 100 N95 masks
  • 1,500 surgical masks
  • 100 chemotherapy gowns
  • 4,600 vinyl gloves
  • 1,900 nitrile gloves
  • 400 sterile gloves
  • 12 hand sanitizer pumps
  • Nine antiseptic foaming hand rub

Gov. Andy Beshear has asked citizens to contact the state’s hotline at 800-722-5725 for answers about when to seek care and ask other questions they may have about the virus. Students at COPHS are working with others to provide information and guidance to concerned citizens.

“Gov. Beshear has assured Kentuckians that hospitals and pharmacies will remain open, which means that many of our faculty, staff, and students are on the front lines of patient care, proudly putting our mission into action by continuing to provide care throughout this crisis to keep Kentucky Healthy,” Dr. Stutz said.

About Sullivan University

Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Sullivan University or visit them online at www.sacscoc.org.

The University offers numerous certificates, diplomas, and degrees in career-oriented programs, ranging from business, pharmacy, human resources, I.T. and cyber security, supply-chain management, culinary and baking and pastry arts, hospitality studies, conflict management, nursing, allied health sciences, HVAC-R, interior design, and legal studies. Sullivan University has campuses in Louisville and Lexington, an extension in Fort Knox on the U.S. Army Post, and Learning Centers in Louisa, Mayfield and Carlisle. Sullivan University also has many programs available partially or wholly online. For more information, visit www.sullivan.edu.