When 20 ventilators from the State of New York arrived without a pre-arranged delivery time on the shipping dock of Long Island Community Hospital at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the hospital’s clinical engineering (CE) team kicked into high gear The 300-bed not-for-profit hospital located 50 miles East of New York City was in the thick of the pandemic, with 69 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. The hospital’s respiratory specialists wanted the new ventilators operational as soon as possible to treat patients with the best case they could provide.

But there was a problem. Oxygen hoses were not attached to the machines, making them useless.

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“Whether it’s repairs or parts, I’ve learned a valuable lesson – never count out PartsSource. I can honestly tell you PartsSource is an instrumental partner.
The lack of oxygen hoses for ventilators was a daunting challenge, but PartsSource came through for us in a big way. They found parts that no one else in the United States could find on short notice and got them to us overnight.”

Richard Wilson
Director of Biomedical Engineering
Clinical Engineering
Long Island Community Hospital

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