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4/3/2020 2:48:02 PM


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Lindy Plummer
Joerns Healthcare
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Joerns Healthcare Doubling Production of COVID-19 Care Products to Support Surging Need

CHARLOTTE, April 3, 2020 – Joerns Healthcare is doubling its healthcare bed and mattress production capacity to support customers and caregivers with critical care products necessary to meet COVID-19 patient needs. The Canadian healthcare system is extremely under-resourced to manage the exponential increase in patients due to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated COVID-19 disease, specifically with respect to ventilators, personal protective equipment and bed systems. Joerns offers an unmatched suite of patient care and handling products, advanced injury and wound prevention, and professional services and programs throughout the healthcare continuum.

In response to the surge in demand from COVID-19 Joerns is doubling production on two categories of much-needed medical equipment—healthcare beds and mattresses. The company has defined a plan to double manufacturing capacity with no material interruption. Fulfillment of orders for products outside of these critical categories will continue but capacity for outlier products will be constrained to meet this unprecedented surge in demand.

“Given the velocity of orders and the scope of demand, we are committed to scaling production as rapidly as we can to ensure our products are available when and where our customers and their patients need them,” said Chief Strategy Officer, Doug Ferguson. “Joerns Healthcare is doing everything we can to be agile as we all work together to navigate this global health crisis and pursuing innovative ways to get effective therapies to COVID-19 patients as quickly as possible.”

As an integrated manufacturer, Joerns Healthcare relies on a global supply chain and has a balanced global manufacturing footprint, with manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Mexico. The company’s supply chain partners are a critical component of successfully meeting current customer demand, and the company is working daily with its supply chain partners to minimize any potential disruption.

About Joerns Healthcare
Joerns Healthcare is a medical equipment services company focused on driving the transformation of care across the post-acute continuum. We are simplifying the complex post-acute care world by providing professionals, products, and data to help streamline processes, so providers concentrate on care. Joerns brings exceptional products, and 125 years of logistical expertise to help navigate the new complexities that surround accountable care and optimize patient and financial outcomes.

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