Helping Open Door Medical Center

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

We all know how much medical facilities are in need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and when we read an article in The White Plains Patch of one in dire need, we knew we had to help.  Especially one who sees their primary mission as keeping the people of Westchester and Putnam Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay.

Supplies including exam gloves, face shields, goggles, alcohol and antiseptic wipes, disposable digital thermometers and sleeves and antibacterial soap were gathered and sent to Open Arms Family Medical Center in Ossining.

Helping Open Door Medical CenterOpen Door Director of Purchasing, Glenn Delau accepted the supplies from Charles Boklan, Director of Security at CW who dropped them off.

Thank You letter from Open Door »

A message from Jane Levy, Manager of Volunteer Programs & Open Door Foundation:

“We are overwhelmed by the generous donation.

Open Door was one of the original COVID- 19 testing sites in Westchester and Putnam Counties. We have just passed a milestone for our organization and have now tested over 1,600 people. In a country that is heavily criticized for not being able to administer tests, no one can say that about us. Open Door is punching well above our size.

Charlie did an amazing job of selecting every item and had a real sense of the items we needed. AND, we appreciate that he took the time to deliver to us. He is great!

Thank you for helping to keep our Clinical Care Team and community healthy. I look forward to continuing this partnership after this crisis.”

To help Open Door, call 914-502-1391 or visit the website.

About Open Door Family Medical Center

The Westchester County-based federally qualified medical center offers medical, dental, pediatric, women's, podiatry and behavioral health care in Ossining, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, Mount Kisco, Brewster, and Mamaroneck, runs a dental practice in Saugerties, and runs eight school-based health services.

About The College of Westchester

The College of Westchester (CW) has been educating students in the tristate area for over 100 years. Located in White Plains, CW is an associate and bachelor degree-granting, private college offering programs in business marketing and management, accounting, medical assisting, medical office and coding, digital marketing and information technology.  Certificate programs are offered for adult students who may want to brush up on skills or advance their knowledge in a short amount of time.  Flexibility is key at CW – coursework is offered during the day, online, as well as evenings and some classes are even offered on Saturdays. 

Our small class sizes mean high-touch, hands-on and experiential learning by dedicated instructors with advanced degrees.  CW staff believe student services are of paramount importance for the CW student experience.  CW offers a community of academic advisors, success coaches, tutors, career counselors and the concierge desk in the student services center; these services are available to students across all areas of the college including those participating in online instruction.  All CW curriculum is designed specifically to prepare students to meet the needs of regional employers.  At CW, Department Chairpersons work with the CW Advisory Council comprised of local business, technology, allied health, and education professionals who provide meaningful input that shapes CW’s career-focused programs of study.  Affordability is at the forefront of CW’s concern for students as well, which includes a wide variety of assistance programs to take advantage of including government grants, loans, CW Scholarships and grants, to name a few.  We pride ourselves on our powerful and affordable private education.  One hundred percent of freshmen receive some form of financial assistance.

For more information, call 914-831-0200 or visit