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Carthage donates graduation gowns in effort to protect health care workers

By Carolynn Friesch

June 25, 2020

Class of 2020 graduates and the Office of Institutional Advancement donate 90 graduation gowns to...Through a national effort to protect healthcare workers, graduates of the Carthage Class of 2020 and the College’s Office of Institutional Advancement donated 90 graduation gowns to AdvocateAurora Health. The gowns were donated through Gowns4Good, an initiative formed in April 2020 to address the ongoing shortage of personal protective equipment, otherwise known as PPE. Nationally, more than 14,000 gowns have been collected and over 97,000 gowns have been requested by medical facilities. Upcycled graduation gowns will be used by medical staff and team members at various AdvocateAurora Health locations.

“Carthage’s generous donation of graduation gowns provides support for our medical staff and team members to our hardest-hit locations due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis,” said Justice Morgan of AdvocateAurora Health. “As the supply nationwide of critical PPE is still low; these gowns provide us with the ability to ensure we are employing safe practices across the board to meet our commitment to patient excellence and is in line with the Advocate Aurora ‘Safe Care Promise.’”

Adam Koenig from Carthage's Office of Institutional Advancement and Justice Morgan from AdvocateA...AdvocateAurora Health is the tenth-largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care, the AdvocateAurora system serves nearly three million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 28 hospitals and 500 sites of care. Carthage is a proud partner of this important regional healthcare organization.

Graduates donated their gowns during the College’s recent drive-thru diploma pick-up which was held on June 10.

For more information on how you can donate a gently used graduation gown, please visit www.gowns4good.net.