Foundation Donates Thousands Of N95 Masks To Mercy Medical Center
A Rockville-based foundation has donated thousands of N95 masks to health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The Daofeng and Angela Foundation unloaded a van filled with more than 8,000 masks at Mercy Medical Center on Friday, April 17th, 2020.
“This is vital equipment to help our frontline caregivers be safe themselves and be able to continue their heroic work,” said Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair, Board of Trustees, Mercy Health Services.
The foundation scoured the world for weeks looking for masks, which are in short supply amid the pandemic.
“Some [came] from Los Angeles, some [of the] N95 [masks came] from Japan, surgical masks we mobilized from China,” Daofeng He said.
Originally from China, Mr. He now lives in Maryland and said the donation is an expression of his gratitude to the dedicated doctors and nurses.
“We want to pay attention to the doctor(s),” he said. “[it’s] a very dangerous situation.”
Dr. Maria Jacobs, Director of Radiation Oncology at Mercy, called the donation a great gift.
“It’s a light at the end of the tunnel that has been very obscured for us in the last three weeks,” she said.
Dr. Jacobs added the hospital is happy to accept any donations or prayers that are sent its way.
“On behalf of the heroes who work here we are so grateful to the public for this outpouring of support. It means a lot to know how much they’re appreciated,” Sister Amos said.
View the interviews with Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Dr. Maria Jacobs, and Mr. Daofeng He regarding the donation of N95 masks to Mercy Medical Center.
Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on Facebook, Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.