March 19, 2020
Today, on behalf of its members, IHA President and CEO A.J. Wilhelmi issued a plea to the leaders of associations for the construction industry, dentists, veterinarians, and other groups to donate face masks or N95s to their local hospitals as they care for COVID-19 patients.
“Hospitals all over the state are in jeopardy of potentially running out of critically needed protective medical supplies,” said Wilhelmi. “With continuing uncertainties about global and U.S. supplies of face masks, we urgently need to find alternative supplies, no matter where they are, so our hospitals can continue to provide life-saving care to current and future COVID-19 patients.”
Wilhelmi noted that personal protective equipment, such as N95 masks, gowns, etc., is crucial to the safety of healthcare providers and workers caring for those with COVID-19.
Read more in an IHA press release.