St. Mary’s receives $50,000 for high-risk infection training

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A generous grant is helping one local hospital better prepare for COVID-19 with high-risk infection training sessions.

St. Mary’s Medical Center received $50,000 in COVID-19 response funding from the federal government in June.

The funds are being used to train staff to respond quickly and safely to a surge of COVID-19 patients.

“The focus of the training is to teach health care workers how to use their PPE with COVID-19 patients, taking it on and off correctly, preventing them from illness.” – Erin Minnerath, SCL St, Mary’s Infection Prevention Manager

St. Mary’s hopes to get more funding, which would allow its staff to train health care workers in other hospitals across the Western Slope.

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