Bombardier Global 7500 team donates PPE to HCA East Florida hospitals
Bombardier Aviation donates 2,800 faceshields to our 14 HCA East Florida hospitals.
Fort Lauderdale, FL — HCA Healthcare East Florida Division (NYSE:HCA), today announced that it has received a donation of 2,800 face shields from Bombardier Aviation, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and entry into service of cutting edge business jets. The shields were delivered to Fort Lauderdale International Airport aboard a Global 7500 aircraft and were transported to HCA's Supply Chain distribution center. The materials will then be distributed to HCA's 14-affiliated facilities across East Florida.
"We were honored that Bombardier reached out to us to make such a generous donation to help continue to supply our frontline workers during this pandemic," said Fred Wilson, CEO of HCA Healthcare East Florida Division Supply Chain Services. "We are proud to partner with organizations that share in our commitment to corporate social responsibility and want to make a difference fighting COVID-19 in our communities."
"The Bombardier Aviation team and I feel extremely privileged to be able to be part of this very important donation and delivery to Florida. These types of missions really highlight how pivotal aviation is in the transportation of life-saving humanitarian aid. The Global 7500 aircraft is particularly well-suited to this type of assignment: with its long-range and ability to land and take-off from challenging airports, it can go anywhere. Thank you to the pilots, crew and employees who made this trip possible," said David Coleal, President of Bombardier Aviation.
David Yeaman, President of Molded Precision Components (MPC), fabricator of auto parts and medical components agrees, "When we saw the need for PPE for North Americans we joined forces with David Van Slingerland of Sterling Industries, a medical device manufacturer, and pivoted our businesses to make high quality face shields in large quantities (450,000 per day) in under 90 days. We are truly honored that Bombardier reached out to us and gave us the opportunity to help frontline workers not only in Canada but in the U.S. as well."
Reusable and recyclable, the Shield-U face shields meet both U.S. and Canadian requirements for emergency healthcare equipment.