Published on April 08, 2020

Reading Hospital to Receive PPE Donation from Reading Chinese Association

West Reading, PA., April 8, 2020 - On Wednesday, April 8, at 11 a.m. Reading Hospital will be receiving a generous donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Reading Chinese Association, a registered apolitical group with the objective to facilitate social and cultural exchanges among the members of the association and the larger community. The PPE will be used by Reading Hospital employees caring for patients in the hospital and outpatient settings.

The donation includes 9,600 surgical masks, 300 N95 masks, and 4,000 pairs of latex-free gloves. In addition, the Reading Chinese Association has previously donated 80 N95 masks to Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and 120 N95 masks to Respiratory Specialists.

"The donation of this PPE from the Reading Chinese Association will ensure the safety of our frontline staff as they provide lifesaving care to our patients," said Mark McNash, Tower Health Vice President Support Services. "We continue to be humbled by the support and generosity of the community as we all navigate this difficult situation together."

"Medical staff and first responders risk their lives to save ours. This is the least what we can we do to support them," said Changfa Yang, the President of Reading Chinese Association. "In addition to the donation to Tower Health, we will also donate thousands of surgical marks and medical gloves to local police stations, fire stations, EMS, and other medical clinics."

Media is invited to attend the drop off at the Reading Hospital donation site at the Knitting Mills Parking Lot on Penn Avenue and Park Road. A photo is available upon request.

About Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital is the flagship, Magnet Recognized, acute care hospital of Tower Health. Located in West Reading, Pa., Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital that is home to many top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 1,000 physicians and providers across 49 locations, Reading Hospital has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines. It is listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for four consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS two years in a row. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.