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Member Spotlight – Stony Brook Southampton Hospital innovates PPE fabrication and availability

The COVID-19 pandemic saw a severe shortage of hospital supplies, including personal protective equipment essential to the health and safety of hospital workers. To help reinforce supplies of PPE, particularly isolation gowns, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Darin Wiggins, MD, vice chair of the hospital emergency department, collaborated with Ken Wright, chairman of the Southampton Hospital Association and head of a local construction company, to design and produce isolation gowns.

 

Read our full story to learn more about this initiative and its results.

 

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 

Published September 25, 2020