1 September 2015: Houston, Tx – Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, heating, cooling and oil-free compressor rentals, pledged its monetary support to the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to help fund the university’s health promotion labs.
Over the next three years, the donation will be used to purchase healthcare supplies, health assessment and analysis equipment, software programs, as well as for other expenses associated with running mobile community laboratories.
“We appreciate Aggreko’s support,” said John Blohm, UL Lafayette vice president for University Advancement. “The gift to the university provides positive outcomes for student learning as well as community outreach and support.”
On average, UL Lafayette’s nursing students provide 2,000 hours of community outreach services every semester focused on health promotion and disease prevention. A typical community service day is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes complimentary health assessments for vision, body mass index, hearing, blood pressure, foot sensory, bone density, diabetes and many other physical screenings.
“We are proud to support UL’s College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions’ health and wellness outreach program,” said Terry Dressel, vice-president of national operations, Aggreko North America.
“UL’s nursing students visited Aggreko’s New Iberia office in the past and provided health assessment services for our employees. We quickly realized how valuable these outreach initiatives are to the overall community and for future nurses training to become proficient health care professionals.”
UL’s nursing students will return to Aggreko on Sept. 22, 2015 to provide annual health assessments for Aggreko’s employees.