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MEDITECH Customers Find New Ways to Address PPE Shortages

Members of the MEDITECH community are addressing PPE shortages by being resourceful and creative, and engaging with their communities who are eager to help.

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For healthcare organizations fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an unprecedented challenge. We have seen members of the MEDITECH community address PPE shortages by being resourceful and creative, and engaging with their communities who are eager to help. Here are a few examples:

  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Whitby, ON) launched a Personal Protective Equipment Community Drive webpage that local residents can use as a guide to safely make donations for items that its staff urgently needs.
  • After partnering with other technical high schools to make considerable donations of PPE to Milford Regional Medical Center, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT) is utilizing 3D printing techology to make and donate plastic face shields. “In regards to Blackstone Valley Technical High School, we were overwhelmed by their donation,” said Milford Regional CEO Ed Kelly. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their willingness to join us in the battle to defeat this virus.”

We will continue to update our information for combating the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes a variety of customer resources and collaborative solutions.