April 9, 2020
Novanta Donates 10,000 Face Masks to Holyoke Medical Center
BEDFORD, Mass., April 7, 2020 — Novanta, a trusted technology partner to medical and advanced industrial equipment manufacturers, announced today that it has donated 10,000 N95 face masks to medical personnel at the Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The masks are part of the protective personal equipment (PPE) healthcare workers need to protect themselves and their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Novanta’s donation was coordinated through the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) and the Massachusetts Health and Hospitals Association (MHA). The Massachusetts National Guard picked up the face masks from Novanta headquarters in Bedford and delivered them to HMC.
“We value the dedication and perseverance of the medical personnel who are on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Matthijs Glastra, Novanta CEO. “Our technologies are used in critical medical equipment, and it’s also critical that we help protect people that treat infected patients.”
“Holyoke Medical Center is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and donations received through this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems. “We especially appreciate the 10,000 N95 masks donated by Novanta, through the coordinated efforts of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association.”
“MHA is grateful for the generous donation of 10,000 N95 masks by Novanta. As everyone is aware, personal protective equipment (PPE), including these masks, is critical in the fight against COVID-19,” said Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. “We are thankful to be able to help make these connections that will help both patients and caregivers in need. It is companies like Novanta that are helping give our healthcare professionals a fighting chance to end this pandemic as soon as possible.”
Novanta’s photonics, vision and precision motion technologies are being used in equipment to characterize COVID-19, to diagnose patients and to treat the disease’s complications. The company’s manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China arranged delivery of face masks to other Novanta manufacturing sites as part of the company’s health and safety program for its employees. Novanta is donating additional masks to hospitals in communities where it operates a major facility.
(left) Counting masks at Novanta facility in Bedford, MA for donation to Holyoke Medical Center.
(right) Preparing masks for delivery at Novanta Suzhou, China to Novanta Bedford, MA USA
When people are determined, they can overcome everything.
Donated masks picked up at Novanta headquarters in Bedford, MA by Massachusetts National Guard.
Novanta is a trusted technology partner to OEMs in the medical and advanced industrial technology markets, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision and precision motion technologies. For more information, visit www.novanta.com.
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