Lovelace donates supplies to help Navajo Technical University recover from flood

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Medical Center has donated more than 1,000 pieces of medical supplies to the Navajo Technical University’s School of Nursing in Crownpoint to help the school recover from a flash flood in September that damaged its facilities.

The donated items include solution and injection sets, adhesives and plastic bandages, antibiotic ointments and gloves and surgical masks, NTU said in a news release.

“The donation is great for learning purposes. We received supplies that we previously didn’t have so we’ll be able to work on skills we haven’t been able to do before,” said NTU Registered Nursing Instructor Jonathan Lumibao.

The flash flood occurred on Sept. 13 and “wiped out the center portion of the nursing center,” said NTU spokesman Daniel Vandever. “The warehouse got flooded and the nursing and administrative building were flooded.”

NTU has more than 1,900 students on campuses in New Mexico and Arizona, including 380 students in its nursing program.

“We are happy to donate needed medical supplies to the Nursing Department at Navajo Technical University,” said Troy Greer, CEO of Lovelace Medical Center. “Lovelace is committed to helping those in our community when natural disasters strike and we are pleased our donation can make a difference.”

Vandever said the school did not yet know the dollar value of the damage the flood caused.

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