As a District Partner in Education for the past three years, Northeast Georgia Medical Center not only improves the health and quality of life of Barrow students and educators but also provides a national, award-winning hospital that nurtures our community. Throughout the partnership, NGMC Barrow has generously provided supplies and equipment for every BCSS school clinic in the district. Through the clinic sponsorship, over 14,000 students and 2,000 BCSS staff members are served each school year.
For our Partners in Education, we always strive to have a win-win partnership. This spring, BCSS was thankful to be able to give back to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to provide Personal Protective Equipment to hospital staff when supplies were limited. Through the OSMS-Barrow project, a group of teachers used school 3D printers to produce 330 reusable face masks and face shields for healthcare workers.
In June, NGMC Barrow brought the North Georgia Hospital System SafeKids program to Barrow to help make our kids safer. Their volunteers distributed bike helmets at two schools during the BCSS June Meal bag distribution so families could easily drive through to participate. SafeKids distributed more than 300 free bicycle helmets to Barrow children.
BCSS looks forward to partnering with the hospital for the third year in a row to bring Tar Wars, the tobacco-free educational program, to all 4th and 5th grade students across the district. Thank you Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow for being our hometown hospital and supporting our community.
NGMC Barrow Public Relations Manager Sunita Singh and SafeKids volunteers give free helmets to BCSS students June 2020. Over 300 helmets were distributed to any child age two or older.