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Cayuga Med RN grateful for volunteers “taking care of caregivers” (audio)

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Yesterday, we reported on a special initiative taking place through Cayuga Health, where volunteers are sewing protective face masks for area medical personnel in need. WXHC got a chance to speak with Carol O’Driscoll, RN, BSN, BS and Sr. Director Perioperative Services at Cayuga Medical Center, who’s also the lead nurse on the project.

Masks are being sewn daily at a designated location on Cornell University’s campus, along with some volunteers making them in their own homes with personal machines.

O’Driscoll has been hard at work organizing volunteers for the campaign and delivering completed masks herself to both Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital.

“I can’t speak highly enough about our volunteers,” O’Driscoll said. “Some are here everyday standing at sewing machines for hours at a time – and each time they do, they’re taking care of our caregivers.”

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