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Chevron donates to Mercy and Memorial Hospitals to buy personal protective equipment for employees

Posted at 9:01 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 13:05:11-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals have been awarded a $100,000 grant from Chevron to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local healthcare workers on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. This monetary donation will be used for purchasing PPE that helps to protect physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff.

"We appreciate the support Dignity Health provides to our community, especially during this time of need,” stated Patty Canessa, Chevron Public Affairs Manager. “We are so thankful for the healthcare providers on the frontline at Mercy and Memorial Hospitals who are providing support and services to our community.”

The funds will go towards the purchase of N-95 and surgical masks, protective gowns, gloves, goggles and respirator hoods known as PAPRS.

“The generosity of our friends at Chevron is the ultimate gift of kindness,” said Robin MangarinScott, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Dignity Health Central California. “Our team of caregivers fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19 can take great comfort knowing their community is behind them and here to support them for the common good. Together, our community will be stronger.”

Dignity Health Mercy & Memorial Hospitals is open to receiving any help from the community. If you are interested in making a donation to assist in battling the COVID-19 pandemic please visit []