I.C.E. Donates Intubation Shields to Skyline Hospital and Gowns to Hospitals in Need Through HMB50
On April 23rd, Innovative Composite Engineering donated two Intubation Shields to Skyline Hospital to aide the Hospital’s preparedness for COVID-19.
In early April, Steve Maier, I.C.E.’s President and CEO, learned of a need for Intubation Shields at hospitals.
An Intubation Shield is a clear plastic barrier that is placed over a patient whose condition requires that he or she be intubated. Intubation provides an uninterrupted air supply for patients that struggle to breathe, one of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. An Intubation Shield protects the hospital clinician from airborne particles during the intubation procedure.
Steve saw the value in these shields and reached out to our local hospital, Skyline Hospital, to see if they would be interested in a donation of these shields. Skyline let us know that a donation would be greatly appreciated, and so, we got to work.
Our engineering team worked with Skyline to design two shields with custom specifications that would fit the two types of beds used in the Hospital. With the designs complete, our manufacturing team finished the shields in less than a week and we delivered them to Skyline, where they are now ready to be used.
Over the past few weeks, I.C.E. has also donated the use of our cutting tables to cut patterns for over 500 disposable gowns, which we sent to HMB50 to finish assembling. The finished gowns have been donated to Emergency Distribution centers across 6 counties in Northern Oregon. HMB50 is a local non-profit which manufactures high quality disposable hospital gowns and donates them to COVID-19 hot spots in the PNW. If you would like to learn more about HMB50 (or make a tax deductible donation to the cause!) please visit their website: https://hmb50.org/
We are glad to be in a position where we can use our engineering and manufacturing expertise to contribute to our community’s COVID-19 response effort. We’re all in this together and if we all help each other out, we’ll get through this soon enough.
Wishing you and yours the best of health,
Your Friends at I.C.E.