The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN), the state’s leading organization on nursing workforce issues, donated 5,000 disposable face masks to the Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA).
“Given the recent news about the number of COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities in Oregon, we gladly offered to donate these needed face masks to OHCA as their member organizations protect our state’s vulnerable populations,” says OCN’s Executive Director Jana Bitton.
OHCA plans to distribute the masks to their member organizations that have the greatest need for personal protection equipment (PPE). “The Oregon Health Care Association and its members are humbled and grateful for all of the amazing support provided by organizations such as OCN,” said OHCA’s Vice President Linda Kirschbaum. “Their donation of masks was greatly appreciated by COVID-19-impacted member communities to support the health and safety of residents and long-term care heroes caring for them.”
ABOUT OREGON CENTER FOR NURSING
OCN is a nonprofit organization created by nursing leaders in 2002. OCN facilitates research and collaboration for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse and exceptional nursing professionals. Recognized by the Oregon state legislature as a state advisor for nursing workforce issues, OCN fulfills its mission through nurse workforce research, building partnerships, and promoting nursing and healthcare.
ABOUT OREGON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1950, the Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA) improves the lives of seniors and people with disabilities by promoting quality long-term care in Oregon. A nonprofit, OHCA is the largest long-term care trade association in Oregon, representing more than 1,000 organizations and 90 percent of long-term care providers in the state. More information is available at https://www.ohca.com/.
Jana Bitton, MPA