HPS Division receives State commendation for PPE donations

This week, Cincinnati State’s Health and Public Safety Division received a commendation from the Treasurer of the State of Ohio, Robert Sprague, for collective work in donating PPE during the early stages of the pandemic

The certificate reads:

It is with great pleasure, that I, Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer recognize Cincinnati State Health & Public Safety for its dedication to community service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Cincinnati State Health & Public Safety’s decision to donate medical gloves, masks and medical gowns to local healthcare professionals should be honored. Its charitable leadership has provided essential aid and protection to the doctors and nurses at West Chester Hospital, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Tri-Health, and the Mason Health Care Center.
  • Cincinnati State Health & Public Safety’s generosity during a truly unprecedented time illustrates the qualities of an institution that truly cares for their community.
  • Deep admiration and respect should be given to those who serve their neighbors. Therefore, I commend Cincinnati State Health & Public Safety on its numerous contributions to the area and the State of Ohio. I wish them many years of continued success and civic involvement.

Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer

Dr. Janelle McCord, Dean of the Health & Public Safety division, said, “This was a team effort. Many of our programs gave all the supplies they had, and then struggled to replace items when we needed them again for classes.”

“As former and current healthcare and public safety workers ourselves, we understood the plight of our community partners, including many alumni, and did what we could to help.”

Dean McCord noted that the recipients of Cincinnati State donations also included the Atrium Medical Center, based in Middletown.

Dean McCord thanked Lab Managers Tom Kindig and Tom Cholmondeley for assisting with distribution of PPE to community organizations.

“I’m sure we would do it all over again, if needed,” she said.