Iredell Health System donates hand sanitizer, tissues to local schools
PHOTO: Director of Communications and Development for Iredell-Statesville Schools Boen Nutting (left) and Pam Gill, director of Infection Prevention for Iredell Health System.
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Iredell Health System is doing its part to stop the spread of flu in local schools by donating hand sanitizer and boxes of tissues to Statesville and West Iredell middle schools.
“Outbreaks of flu are common among school-aged children,” said Pam Gill, director of Infection Prevention for Iredell Health System. “It’s important to educate students on the importance of respiratory hygiene to prevent the spread of flu and other illnesses. Having tissues and hand sanitizer readily available is one way to do that.”
Gill helped to orchestrate the donation to the schools.
“The Iredell-Statesville Schools are so grateful for the support and partnership of Iredell Health System,” said Boen Nutting, director of Communications and Development for Iredell-Statesville Schools. “Both of our organizations are interested in keeping kids in Iredell County healthy, happy and safe. The generous donation of hand sanitizer and tissues to our schools contributes to the wellbeing of our students and our staff. We are most appreciative.”
About Iredell Health System
Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; and the Iredell Physician Network. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only non-profit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247-beds; more than 1,500 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. Iredell Memorial was also recently named as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hips and Knees, as well as Maternity Care, by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org