OLD FORGE, PA – As COVID-19 is impacting more and more individuals around the globe, HME manufacturer Golden Technologies is initiating efforts to assist local healthcare professionals by providing vital personal protective equipment (PPE) to stop the spread of the virus in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
“Concerned about the availability of medical supplies in our area and around the country, we identified a way to use the exceptional skills of our employees in our power lift chair division and the capabilities within our manufacturing facility to quickly produce disposable face masks for our local healthcare providers,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies. “We reached out to Geisinger – one of our great community healthcare systems – and invited their leadership to visit Golden to propose our idea and present a sample mask sewn by one of our employees, which was enthusiastically received.”
“Geisinger is very appreciative of Golden to be able to provide masks to our staff to be used during this pandemic,” said Stephanie Gryboski, director of Emergency Management. “We were pleased to meet with Golden executives and have discussions around protecting our healthcare workers.”
“It is our great honor to provide our outstanding healthcare professionals the equipment they need to keep themselves safe as they help care for our families, friends, and neighbors,” said Golden. “Additionally, Golden is using its strong supply chain partnerships in Asia and abroad to ship what could be several hundred thousand masks as quickly as possible.”