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Mon Health Wheelchair Donations Help Local Vaccine Clinics

Posted Date: 2/12/2021

When a request came to Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital (PMH) to provide wheelchairs at the Preston County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinics, Mon Health Equipment and Supplies stepped forward. It was an opportunity for the equipment company to make a difference in the lives of residents at COVID vaccinations clinics.

The Mon Health System has taken other opportunities to help local clinics during the pandemic. Recently, Mon Health Medical Center provided wheelchairs to the Monongalia County vaccine clinic to help participants.

“We were delighted to help our Preston County neighbors with our wheelchair donation,” said Jeanette Lancaster, executive director of Mon Health Equipment & Supplies. “Helping the Health Department is like helping a family member.  The donation is even more important because we are helping disabled and elderly people receive their vaccinations.”

Preston County Health Department Administrator VJ Davis was appreciative of the help and wrote, “The wheelchairs are of vital importance, especially for the older population that has trouble walking. The distance from the car to the civic center and then all around the civic center where the vaccine lanes are located can be a long distance for someone that has trouble walking. The wheelchairs allow us to safely and efficiently transport those patients in and out of the clinic site. We thank Mon Health Equipment and Supplies for this donation … it is greatly appreciated.”

Jennifer R. Nestor, RN, MHA, Chief Nursing Officer at PMH was instrumental in the donation and noted, “Our local health department has been borrowing several Hospital wheelchairs for their vaccination clinics, but it is quite difficult to take them down and back each time.  Involving our sister company – Mon Health Equipment and Supplies was the perfect solution to help the health department and deliver this needed service. Mon Health Equipment and Supplies jumped at the chance to help.”

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