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Picture of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™

Decontaminated N95 Masks Arrive At Mass. General Hospital


Posted by Mary Blake on Apr 16, 2020

Columbus, Ohio (April 16, 2020)—Massachusetts General Hospital's effort to get more desperately needed masks to its health care workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic received a big boost this week. More than 2,000 clinicians taking care of patients at the hospital are now using re-circulated N95 masks sanitized by the Battelle mask decontamination system in Somerville.

Meaghan Gray, senior director for sterile processing and supply at MGH, said this is absolutely a game changer. MGH uses between 800 and 1,000 N95 masks a day, she said.

"It's been really hard to keep up with the supply and demand, and I can tell you, the clinicians that are taking care of those patients are so grateful to have their mask back," Gray said.

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