Award-winning sexual wellness brand gets much-needed supplies to medical professionals
CHATSWORTH, Calif. – May 12, 2020 – Award-winning sexual wellness brand JimmyJane has been working hard to help its community fight COVID-19 and has sourced and donated 2,100 face shields to Los Angeles-area hospitals in need. On the final day of Nurse Appreciation Week, the company encourages other adult brands to work their connections with health product suppliers to get hard-to-find and much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the hands of front-line workers.
With robust manufacturing connections thanks to the brand’s 16 years in the industry, JimmyJane successfully leveraged relationships to source hard-to-get face shields, essential for protecting healthcare workers in their fight to save lives. The company air-freighted the 2,100-strong supply direct to their Southern California warehouse and distributed them to two key facilities to ensure they were available to first responders at the height of this crisis.
One-thousand units went direct to Good Samaritan Hospital near downtown Los Angeles, and 1,100 were donated to the American University of Health Sciences Foundation (AUHS) for distribution to hospitals in Los Angeles County.
“We are so grateful for this contribution; face shields are a vital form of protection and much-needed in our facility,” said Ben Musser, Assistant Medical Director at Good Samaritan Hospital. “During this trying time, and when safety supplies are so hard to come by, we greatly appreciate the efforts of companies like JimmyJane who are willing to invest time, energy, and funds in getting our front-line healthcare workers the supplies they need.”
“Contributions like this are keeping us safe in these unprecedented times and we are so thankful to the JimmyJane team for their efforts,” said Dr. Kim Dang, Founder and President of the American University of Health Sciences Foundation. “These valuable face shields will be distributed to hospitals within the Emanate Health System in Los Angeles County and help provide protection and support to hard-working essential healthcare workers.”
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety supplies have been hard to come by – especially for front-line medical personnel – and JimmyJane is pleased to help ease some of that burden.
“We are thrilled to be able to use our vast resources to support our community by donating face shields to hospitals in need to help keep their healthcare workers safe,” JimmyJane Vice President of People Tami Aguilar said. “In the face of this pandemic, doctors, nurses, and support staff are true heroes and deserve access to PPE. We are grateful for the opportunity to help.”
American University of Health Sciences Foundation
Founded in 2004, American University of Health Sciences Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, data-driven community-based research organization that was created to relieve the suffering of the poor, distressed, and underprivileged through research and education in health sciences: nursing, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. The research organization is committed to the development of educational and healthcare policies and interventions that help improve the health, socio-economic, and education opportunities for underrepresented populations, in particular, the homeless and youth.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital is a world-class academic medical center affiliated with USC School of Medicine. Good Samaritan Hospital supports seven Centers of Excellence that focus on advancing the science of medicine while providing outstanding patient care with national and internationally renowned physicians. The centers include the Heart & Vascular Center, Comprehensive Orthopedic Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Tertiary Retinal Surgery, Pancreatico-Biliary Program, Transfusion-Free Medicine & Surgery Center, and the Davajan-Cabal Center for Perinatal Medicine.
Each year, Good Samaritan Hospital admits approximately 12,500 patients (excluding newborns) and handles more than 74,000 outpatient visits. More than 2,500 deliveries and 6,000 surgeries are performed annually in 32 surgical suites.
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