Corning Incorporated is donating 150,000 surgical masks to regional hospitals in New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Virginia amid the COVID-19 crisis, to support the urgent needs of frontline medical workers serving communities where Corning operates.
In North Carolina, where Corning's Optical Communications business is headquartered, donations went to hospitals in Charlotte, Concord, Hickory, Wilmington and Winston-Salem. Corning’s North Carolina operations include optical fiber manufacturing facilities in Wilmington and Concord, cable manufacturing facilities in Hickory, Newton and Winston-Salem, and the global headquarters of its Optical Communications business in Charlotte.
“Our global teams have been working to help source essential supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19, while also ensuring the health and safety of our employees," said Dr. Michael Lappi, Corning chief medical officer. "Leveraging our supply chain, we were able to source and donate surgical masks desperately needed to keep frontline medical workers safe.”
Facilities receiving donations in North Carolina include Catawba Valley and Frye Regional medical centers in Hickory, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord, and the Atrium Health and Novant Health hospitals in Charlotte.