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Insights for a Time of Crisis: Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker

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In times of immense strain and crisis our truest colors often show through. As the entire globe faces the unprecedented and catastrophic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen moments of brightness during a fog of immense sadness and uncertainty.

This is the time when many things will be put to the test, including how business responds. In this moment of global need, we will remember those companies that stood tall, acted quickly and with humanity. We will also remember those that did not.

Aramark to Manufacture Essential Protective Gear to Support COVID-19 Response

Uniforms Division Shifts Production Lines to Make Masks, Scrubs and Gowns for Healthcare Providers and Other Critical Industries
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April 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In keeping with its 84-year history of answering the call for assistance in times of need, Aramark announced its Uniform Services division has redeployed production lines in order to manufacture essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for the heroes working in hospitals and in other critical roles across the United States.

Open Works Has Been in the Community, Helping to Build a Stable Foundation for Baltimore

When the COVID-19 Outbreak Hit, That Community Was Behind Them To #InspireACTION
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One of Legg Mason’s newest partners, Open Works, is a 34,000-square-foot community makerspace in Baltimore, founded in 2016 to help rebuild Baltimore’s manufacturing economy. The space provides access to manufacturing equipment for digital fabrication, metal, wood, textiles, 3D printers and electronics.

Anatomy of a Home-Crafted Mask: Here’s How To Make One at Home

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With supplies of N95 masks at a critical low in hospitals all over the US, volunteers are helping to create new masks or extend the life of existing masks.  One of our employees tells us how it works, as part of Legg Mason’s series on #InspireACTION.

1. Sarah, you are part of a team who sews cloth covers for N95 masks, can you tell us how the idea came about and what it is you guys are doing to help?

Graphics Printers Mobilize Globally to Support Public Health

PSPs in the US, China, UK, France, and Spain are just a few adapting production lines overnight to make a difference to their local communities
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PALO ALTO, Calif., April 1, 2020 – HP Inc.’s print service providers (PSPs) are mobilizing industrial facilities worldwide to deliver print products and help in the global effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Many PSPs are working with limited staff to adhere to health regulations, while retooling production lines to support the effort. 
 

Atonix Digital, RoviSys Team up to Extend Asset Performance Management Software’s Reach

Strategic partnership centers on delivering Atonix Digital APM software to asset-intensive industries
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2 2020 /3BL Media/ – Atonix Digital has partnered with Ohio-based RoviSys to deliver Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

Medtronic Expands Respiratory Remote Monitoring Solutions in Fight Against COVID-19

Medtronic Care Management Services offers new solutions to help evaluate and monitor patients for COVID-19
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As health systems cope with a growing onslaught of COVID-19 cases, clinicians need new ways to evaluate and monitor symptoms of patients who have been exposed to or diagnosed with the disease without putting themselves, or others, at risk.

For 20 years, Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) has offered a suite of remote monitoring solutions for hospitals, health plans, and home health agencies, primarily to help patients manage complex, chronic, co-morbid conditions like heart failure or diabetes.

Combating COVID-19: Medtronic Teams Ramp Up Ventilator Manufacturing

Amid a global pandemic, employees band together to power ventilator production.
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Philomena Flaherty had a feeling she would play a role in the global effort to mobilize against COVID-19.

Flaherty works at a Medtronic facility in Galway, Ireland, where she makes a key component of the company’s high-performance Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator. When COVID-19 started spreading in China, Flaherty realized demand for the devices she has made for years would soon surge. “I always knew it would come to our door,” she said.

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Medtronic Continuing to Increase Ventilator Production to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Release

April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, continues to make progress in increasing ventilator production worldwide. The company has increased production by more than 40 percent to date and is on track to more than double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators in response to the urgent needs of patients and healthcare systems across the globe confronting COVID-19.

Ventec Life Systems and GM Partner to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

GM to also produce surgical masks to support frontline healthcare professionals
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BOTHELL, Wash., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ventec Life Systems announced today General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.

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