Kaiser Permanente is aggressively working to secure the necessary personal protective equipment and other critical supplies to safeguard our employees and physicians in our medical centers in accordance with the latest public health guidelines, as well as guidance from our own infectious disease experts for clinical quality and safety.
As COVID-19 is now spreading quickly through many communities, our equipment and supply needs have increased significantly and so have our efforts. We are rapidly planning to ensure that we understand and can respond to the anticipated patient surge. We are evaluating various epidemic models and aligning our current and future supply needs.
We are working with our current vendors and have expanded our reach to include nontraditional suppliers, and are partnering with manufacturers and raw material suppliers to produce specific critical supplies, such as masks.
We also have teamed up with cross-industry partners to launch Protecting People Everywhere, an initiative powered by the HealthEquip™ app, which matches personal protective equipment donations with the hospitals that need them most.
To donate personal protective equipment (minimum quantity of 10), visit healthequip.com or download the app available in the Apple App Store or Google Play. For the safety of all health care workers, donations must be new, unopened, and in their original packaging.
Vendors or manufacturers interested in doing business with Kaiser Permanente to help with the PPE shortage are invited to contact us. Please email BuytoPay@kp.org with details, and a member of our team will follow up.
If you're interested in making a financial donation, we recommend the organization Direct Relief.