Western Carolina Medical Society and WCU working together to take inventory of Personal Protective Equipment in WNC

April 1, 2020

ASHEVILLE AND CULLOWHEE, NC – The Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS) is working in collaboration with Western Carolina University (WCU) to identify available resources for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Western North Carolina and beyond. If you possess non-essential and unused Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you’re willing to donate, please contact WCMS Program Director, Nadia Z. Mazza, at nadia@mywcms.org. WCMS and WCU are organizing a comprehensive list of what’s available in an effort to connect those in need of PPE with those who have the capacity to donate. If you are a medical practice or community-based non-profit in need of PPE, please contact Nadia. If you are working on a similar initiative, please reach out to Nadia to collaborate and avoid duplicate efforts.


PPE needs include:

·        N95 mask

·        N100 mask

·        Surgical ear loop mask

·        Safety glasses/goggles

·        Face shields

·        Isolation gowns

·        Disinfectant wipes

·        Disinfectant spray

·        Hand sanitizer


The Western Carolina Medical Society (formerly Buncombe County Medical Society) was established in 1885. In 1990, the medical society (then BCMS) incorporated so that it could better advocate on behalf of physicians and our community. Throughout its history, WCMS has been an innovator in supporting and advocating for physicians in the practice of medicine, and working collaboratively with area organizations to address the health challenges facing our community’s residents. The Western Carolina Medical Society’s mission is to increase access to healthcare, fight health inequities, promote wellness, and advocate for healthy communities in Western North Carolina. WCMS key partners include Physicians (Employed & Independent), Physician Assistants, Residents/Students, Health System Leaders, Practice Administrators, Community Leaders, Sponsors/Businesses, Donors/Funders, Patients, and  Staff/Contractors.


Contact Information:

Nadia Z. Mazza

Program Director

Western Carolina Medical Society

304 Summit Street

Asheville, NC 28803


828-274-2267, ext. 1313