As a business that started and stayed local, we believe it’s essential to give back to our community, especially in crazy and uncertain times like this.
We are happy to announce that this week, we were able to donate the plexiglass used to build an intubation box for McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.
The project was spearheaded by Jacob Bentz, son of Fusion Tech owners Kathy and Brandon Bentz, and friend Alec Thompson.
“We saw there was a need for these in the area around us, and having my family background, I knew Alec and I could put these together and donate them to the hospital,” said Jacob Bentz.
The intubation box sits over a patient in the event that they need intubated and protects the care providers from coughing and droplet exposure.
Holes were created in the front for anesthesia personnel and physicians to access the patient’s mouth, whit the bottom and back are open to allow the box to sit over the patient.
The box can then be wiped down with anti-viral wipes.
“This is an important new piece of equipment. This will significantly lower the risk of a care provider getting a virus while performing a very important function. We are thankful for the gift.” Edwin Card, MD, FACS.
We are proud to be part of meeting such an important need in our community.