Immediate: April 19, 2007
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy Visits Nassau Community College To View Equipment Purchased With $150,000 In Federal Funds For Allied Health Sciences
Garden City, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy visited Nassau Community College (NCC) recently to inspect medical equipment that was purchased with a grant of nearly $150,000 from the federal government for the Allied Health Sciences Department. Congresswoman McCarthy led the effort in the House of Representatives to garner these funds for NCC. “I am pleased to have been successful in bringing this money to Nassau Community College. The students deserve it, and our Long Island community will benefit from it,” she said.
Dr. Sean A. Fanelli, President of Nassau Community College, added, “The graduates of our Allied Health Sciences Departments are vital to the quality health care delivery system of Long Island. This equipment that this funding makes available allows our students to enter the health care workforce with the most up-to-date clinical ready skills.”
Among the items already in use or on order that were purchased with funds from the federal grant are a Drager Evita Mock anesthesia machine, an adult and pediatric lung simulator, and a Laparoscopic Simulation trainer set. “The use of surgical simulation in the classroom provides a virtual reality setting for our students to practice in,” said Prof. Caroline Kaufmann, RN, CNOR, NCC’s Program Director and Clinical Coordinator, Surgical Technology. “Our students will now be able to balance their practice from the classroom, to the lab, to the actual operating room setting.”