As an attending physician in UCLA Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Judy Choe (’22) acutely understands the urgent need that area hospitals have for critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, she took action.
On Saturday, March 28, she rallied FEMBA Class of 2022 classmates Sarah Anderson, David Monnat and Caleb Maxson to help her collect about 2,000 N95 masks, more than 50 boxes each of surgical masks and gloves, and more than 150 reusable shields and goggles, along with other types of personal protective equipment and supplies. The items will be donated to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar.
“We received so much positive feedback from passersby who saw our signs and asked when they could bring more supplies to us from their neighbors and businesses,” said Choe, who worked with the team to add dates for more protective equipment drives, the next of which is April 3 at 3:00 p.m.
Choe credited UCLA Anderson Dean Tony Bernardo and Assistant Dean Dylan Stafford for their support in making the collection drive a success.
“It means a lot to all of the health care professionals and to our entire MBA family, who have all been affected by this unprecedented pandemic. From the bottom of my heart, thank you again,” Choe said. “Thank you for keeping us inspired with your leadership every day. I am looking forward to sharing more good news in the months to come.”