Goshen Health donates emergency safety kits to local school

March 30, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen Health recently donated 52 emergency safety backpack kits to Bethany Christian Schools to support their safety team. Hank Willems, principal, and Calvin Swartzendruber, teacher, are working together to implement new safety standards from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

During an IDOE training session, a school district in Indianapolis suggested the idea of classroom emergency kits. After returning from training, Willems immediately formed a school safety team and Bethany Christian Schools began making enhancements to the school. The classroom emergency kits are one of many changes happening at Bethany Christian Schools.
"With Goshen Health sponsoring the classroom emergency kits, we were able to knock three to four years off of the classroom kit implementation. We hope an emergency that requires their use never happens, but we feel very prepared if it does," stated Hank Willems, principal.
“Goshen Health is happy to support Bethany Christian Schools safety team. They are taking important steps to ensure our children have a robust educational experience in a safe environment,“ stated Randy Christophel, president and CEO, Goshen Health.  

Items in the kit include bandages, gauze pads and rolls, tape, gloves, tweezers, utility scissors, hydrocortisone cream, antibiotic ointment, pain reliever, hand sanitizer, CPR shields or masks, and flashlights.

About Goshen Health:
Goshen Health is an award-winning health system that is recognized locally and nationally for its innovation, excellence in patient care and Colleague workplace satisfaction. The organization has achieved these honors by taking a values-driven approach to health care, focusing on compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor.