Lutheran Hospital to give 12 beds to nursing program

FOR RELEASE
2007-05-12

Huntington, Ind.—

What: Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Ind., is donating 12 hospital beds to Huntington University’s new nursing program.

When: The beds will be delivered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

Where: Huntington University in the lower level of the Science Hall

Sources: Dr. Patricia Pierce, interim director of nursing, (260) 359-4253 or ppierce@huntington.edu and Pete Schownir, director of community relations, (260) 359-4045 or pschownir@huntington.edu.

Quote from Margaret Winter, director of the nursing program: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Lutheran Hospitals for the generous donation of 12 hospital beds and for their support of the nursing program at Huntington University. The beds will be of tremendous benefit to the clinical learning lab and enable students to learn in a realistic hospital environment. This will help to increase student confidence and skill before being placed in the hospital setting. This generous gift will assist students in the nursing program for many years to come.”

Notes: Photographers and videographers are welcome take photos or video the delivery of the beds. A complete news release will be available at the delivery site and will be sent out following the delivery.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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