We can all agree that this year has been anything but “normal.” Every aspect of day-to-day life around the globe has been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools have closed. Many businesses have been shuttered. Weddings have been postponed. And countless other events have been cancelled.
For the biomedical and clinical engineers in America’s hospitals, 2020 has been a time of unusually great stress. The men and women responsible for ensuring the safety and availability of all medical equipment for patient care, including the very high-demand ventilator and infusion pumps, have been at the epicenter of the health crisis.
This week, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Week, is a time to pause and reflect on the work they do every day to support healthcare delivery.
In 2018 and 2019, STANLEY Healthcare commemorated HTM Week by recognizing an “HTM Team of the Year.” Our most recently recipient was the innovative people of Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
This year, we are recognizing ALL the biomedical and clinical engineers who have been supporting healthcare in arguably the most difficult months of our lifetime. Your expertise and dedication have been pivotal to caring for the thousands of patients afflicted with COVID-19—and those who have required care for a host of other diseases and conditions.
We see you. We thank you. We celebrate you.
And with AAMI Exchange 2020 cancelled, we’re going to miss seeing you, too! We always look forward to reconnecting with old friends, making new connections and sharing the latest from STANLEY Healthcare. We hope we can all reunite in person in 2021—and can synch up with many of you “virtually” in the meantime.
As a reminder, we’ve created a COVID-19 resource page with best practices and advice for customers to help adopt your solutions to manage the COVID-19 pandemic as well as special solution bundles for hospitals considering RTLS now.
Until we can meet again, stay well and keep up the great work!