BRT Joins Forces with Project HOPE and Healthcare Ready to Deliver Protective Gear to America's Frontline Health Workers

Apr 8, 2020

Washington – Today, Business Roundtable, Project HOPE and Healthcare Ready announced they have joined forces to deliver lifesaving protective gear and equipment to America's frontline health workers.

Together with the leadership of chief executive officers of America's leading companies, Project HOPE is rapidly mobilizing protective gear and other vital equipment from manufacturers worldwide and delivering these lifesaving supplies to America's nurses, doctors, and others working to treat patients and stop the spread of COVID-19. These critically needed supplies will be allocated to health facilities in coordination with Healthcare Ready, which is already working in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help allocate protective gear donations.

"These contributions are the latest example of a concerted effort by Business Roundtable CEOs to address health care supply shortages during the COVID-19 epidemic," said Joshua Bolten, Business Roundtable President & CEO. "We are grateful for the infrastructure Project HOPE and Healthcare Ready have in place that will procure and distribute these supplies to help Americans who need them most."
"America's health workers need support now more than ever, and we are proud to partner with Business Roundtable and Healthcare Ready to deliver lifesaving supplies and equipment to the frontlines of the outbreak in the U.S.," said Rabih Torbay, President and CEO of Project HOPE. "Working together, we will quickly purchase, transport, and deliver protective gear and equipment to the health facilities that need it most." 
"Healthcare Ready is pleased to join Project Hope and Business Roundtable in this unique public/private partnership, which will enable swift delivery of essential and critically-needed supplies to our nation's brave healthcare workforce," said Dr. Nicolette Louissaint, executive director of Healthcare Ready. "By leveraging the strengths of each organization to combat COVID-19, together we can help increase the safety and security of those serving on the frontlines, potentially saving tens of thousands of lives."

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