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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