When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, the world saw unprecedented shortages of personal protective equipment. Masks, face shields and gowns were hard to come by. Our community soon recognized the need for PPE at local healthcare facilities and began donating to help keep our staff safe.
Dr. David Thrasher, Medical Director of the Respiratory Therapy department at Jackson Hospital, saw this shortage firsthand and knew he wanted to help. Dr. Thrasher began organizing a community-wide effort to ensure the safety of the respiratory therapists he works with every day. Thanks to local donors Larry Puckett Chevrolet and River Bank & Trust, each respiratory team member received an N100 mask!
Durable and reusable
N100 masks are vitally important pieces of PPE because of their ability to be reused. These masks are made out of durable plastic and can be easily sanitized. N100 masks are also easy to safety check. Due to the environment in which these masks are used, the replaceable filters are made to last. They are also more comfortable than the standard N95 masks. All of these features help put the respiratory team at ease, knowing they are safe and protected.
We are thankful for Dr. Thrasher, Larry Puckett Chevrolet, and River Bank & Trust for donating these much-needed masks. When our staff is safe and protected, they are able to perform lifesaving tasks for the patients in our community.