St. Anthony Hospital is helping a group of teachers stay safe in the midst of the pandemic.
Officials with SSM Health, the hospital’s parent company, said face shields were recently donated to teachers in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s Catholic Schools.
Andrew Ochs, SSM Health’s regional director of mission integration, said the schools had been extremely helpful to St. Anthony’s in the early days of the pandemic by donating 3,200 supplies like gloves, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer.
Ochs said the recent donation for the teachers was a way to return the favor.
“They reached out and supported us in our time of need,” Ochs said.
He said the decision to donate face shields was made after administrators heard that the archdiocese school teachers were going to wear the shields instead of face masks in their classrooms.
“It was kind of a natural fit for us,” he said.
“We’re both Catholic institutions and we’ve also had a great partnership.”