Coronavirus-induced equipment shortages led New York hospital to use garden hoses with ventilators: book
Staff at Northwell Health turned to hardware stores for garden hoses amid equipment shortages to make use out of ventilators received from the state, the New York Post reported, citing “Leading Through a Pandemic,” a book written by Michael Dowling, president and CEO at Northwell Health.
Joseph Kemp, a spokesperson for Northwell Health, confirmed to Fox News on Monday that The Post gave an accurate account of Dowling’s comments in his upcoming book.
The hospital’s reported consideration to acquire its own supply company is an attempt to step away from an overreliance on foreign companies to manufacture “vital supplies,” including pharmaceutical drugs, the outlet wrote, citing Dowling.
“We’re in talks with a couple of companies. You can’t depend on people …continued .
[Source: Fox News]