Methodist in the Media

How Omaha's Health Systems, not yet Strained, Are Conserving Supplies

Published: April 7, 2020

The Omaha metropolitan area’s three large health systems are all taking steps to conserve supplies, including prioritizing testing to people at greatest risk, decontaminating health care workers’ N95 masks with UV light to extend their life, and partnering with local makers to obtain plastic face shields and cloth covers for medical masks.

None reported being in the kind of dire straits that have emerged in places harder hit by the virus. But staying on the hunt for supplies that are in demand high across the country is a challenge, Methodist Health System officials said. Supply managers are also spending additional time vetting various sources to make sure that the products they’re offering meet federal requirements.

Omaha World-Herald: How Omaha's health systems, not yet strained, are conserving supplies