DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson recently partnered with the Pan Hellenic Council of DeKalb to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gowns to Oakhurst Medical Center.
Since June 1, Oakhurst Medical Center has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams of staff members have been administering free coronavirus tests to the public at a drive-thru set up in the parking lot at the Gallery at South DeKalb mall in Decatur. To date, Oakhurst has conducted more than 7,000 tests.
Oakhurst CEO Jeff Taylor applauded the partnership with Johnson and the Pan Hellenic Council of DeKalb. The council, chartered April 2008, is comprised of the nine black International Greek letter sororities and fraternities.
“The staff are the frontline employees serving our community daily and PPE is a necessity to keep them safe as well as those receiving the test during these unprecedented times,” said Taylor. “ I would like to thank Commissioner Johnson and the Pan Hellenic Council of DeKalb for their generosity.”
Johnson said he is continuing to seek opportunities to assist Oakhurst in helping to keep the community safe. Johnson is now collaborating with Troy Vincent, founder of The Engraving House, to promote a “Healthy and Undefeated” bracelet initiative. Proceeds will be donated to Oakhurst Medical Center to further assist with securing protective protection equipment, Johnson said.
“These are unique and challenging times, but it is in moments like these when we demonstrate our strength as a community to pull our resources together and together, we can overcome any obstacle,” Johnson said.