Vermont Business Magazine Orvis, a luxury clothing retailer with headquarters in Arlington, VT, answered Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) call for personal protective equipment (PPE) with a shipment of 750 cloth masks.
“This is such a generous show of support for our work here,” said Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s President and CEO Tom Dee. “We want to thank Orvis for helping us keep our staff and their families safe during this unprecedented time.”
PPE has been in short supply nationwide, leaving many hospitals to rely on community members and businesses to supply crucial equipment.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s President and CEO Tom Dee accepts a delivery of 750 cloth masks from Orvis. SVHC photo.
“Doctors, nurses, first responders, and others on the front line are playing such an important and heroic role in the world at this time,” said Simon Perkins, Orvis’s chief operating officer. “As a dedicated member of the Vermont community committed to giving back, we feel fortunate to be able to do our part to support them.”
SVHC has received PPE from more than 130 individuals and business donors. PPE has included N95 masks, procedure masks, hundreds of cloth masks, cloth surgical caps, and face shields made on 3D printers.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.
A COVID-19 information hotline is available for community members. The number, 802-440-8844, is answered 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays. A recorded message provides the most frequently requested information. Telephone numbers and other COVID-19 information, including frequently asked questions and helpful resources, are available at svhealthcare.org/covid-19.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.
Source: BENNINGTON, VT—April 29, 2020—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center