Marist High School Pres. donates PPEs to Bayonne Medical Center during COVID-19 crisis

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Marist High School President Peter Kane has personally donated dozens of personal protective equipment supplies to the Bayonne Medical Center as shortages are becoming commonplace during the COVID-19 crisis.

Marist High School President Peter Kane. Photo courtesy of Marist High School.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“In this critical time for our community, all of us must do all that we can to help our neighbors in need. These supplies are a small token of the appreciation we at Marist feel for the medical professionals on the front lines at Bayonne Medical Center,” Kane said in a statement.

“Marist announced earlier this year that it will close in June, 2020 after 65 years serving Bayonne and the greater Hudson County area’s students and families.”

According to the school, Kane delivered over 200 gowns and dozens of protective masks, along with several cases of Clorox sanitizing wipes, were among the donations.

The supplies were used as part of the MEDQUEST program at Marist High School, which over the last decade has trained and certified over 100 students to be New Jersey Department of Health certified medical technicians.

The Bayonne Medical Center is currently running a COVID-19 testing program at the Don Ahern Veterans Memorial Stadium in conjunction with the City of Bayonne. They plan on accommodating healthcare workers and 1st responders in the near future.