West Michigan and COVID-19
The continued spread of COVID-19 has been putting more and more people at risk of contracting the virus. However, as with most diseases, there are certain groups of people that are at higher risk of serious complication than others.
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COVID-19 has swept across the nation in the last few weeks, and life has changed drastically. Even in West Michigan, businesses, organizations, and people everywhere are feeling the impact of the virus.
We love being a part of the West Michigan community, even when the going gets tough. We’re so proud to be members of a community that bands together to fight this pandemic.
In honor of our home, here are some ways the West Michigan community is fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.
Distant but Connected
West Michigan is built on the idea of community. Everyone here tries to be kind to each other in a display that we call, “West Michigan nice.”
That hasn’t changed, even with social distancing in place. People in our community have been organizing ways to give back, whether it’s scavenger hunting, conversations from six feet away, or organizing food banks for those in need. Our community may not be perfect, but West Michigan is doing what it can to weather the storm together.
Several local businesses are doing what they can to help out. Even though many of them are not typically in the medical device industry, many have put aside their normal day-to-day business in favor of helping provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and other products and parts that will aid in the resolution of the pandemic.
Local breweries have begun using their alcohol to make hand sanitizer. Manufacturing companies are working to create much-needed parts for ventilators and PPE. Even some of our hospitals are accepting donations from the public. We’re all working together to do what we can to stop the spread of the virus, all while practicing social distancing.
For those industries that have been deemed “essential,” it’s more important than ever to continue producing items that can help in the fight against COVID-19.
Our team is focusing on creating medical devices that can also combat cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one underlying cause of mortality in COVID-19 patients. By creating medical devices that can be used to help manage these conditions, we’re helping to improve patient outcomes, both for patients with and without the virus.
Do you need help creating medical devices during this pandemic? Have you had a disruption in your normal medical device supply chain? We’re here to help.