SFCC participates in Operation Hospital Gown
Here’s a report from Interim Director of Santa Fe Higher Education Center Meghan McGarrity about Operation Hospital Gown: “CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center has launched Operation Hospital Gown, a volunteer effort to sew 1,000 hospital gowns for use by front-line health care workers. The Chief Nursing Executive wept when she tried it on. They work better than the regular gown, and don’t gap when used with a face shield.
“Some partners include SFCC, MeowWolf, Santa Fe Opera Guild and Make Santa Fe and many others. CSV is providing all of the fabric and notions. We need pattern cutters and sewists. Media Arts Faculty member Peter Taussig modified the pattern and printed it on poster paper so we could distribute it out to the cutting and sewing groups.
“On April 25, Director of Assessment and Accreditation Jill Carlson, Assistant Director of Biofuels Ondine Frauenglass and I (Meghan McGarrity) completed 44 hospital gown kits. I have 10 kits that need to be sewn. Anyone who is interested in sewing may contact me. The hospital still has 1,000 yards of fabric to distribute, so if anyone feels like cutting patterns, or sewing additional gowns, I can coordinate getting more materials from the hospital.
“Time estimates are about 20 minutes to cut the pattern (if you’re someone like Jill and know what you’re doing) and about 2.5 hours to sew a gown. The hospital requests sewists with a fairly high skill level as the fabric we’re working with is a bit on the challenging side.”
Contact Meghan McGarrity for more information. Thank you to all involved!
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Photo: Meghan McGarrity, Jill Carlson and Ondine Frauenglass work on making hospital gowns.