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Altus Delivers 100 Medical Carts to NYC Hospital Amid COVID-19

By Team Altus
Published May 29, 2020 | Updated Feb 17, 2022 | 7 min read

As COVID-19 becomes widespread across the globe, the need for patient care has increased and personal protection and medical equipment, including carts, are in high demand. Below is a customer case study showcasing how Altus was there for our customers by delivering 100 medical carts to an NYC hospital during COVID-19.

The National Epicenter of COVID-19

Since early March, hospitals across New York City have raced to save lives at the national epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. The demand from the high number of COVID-19 cases is taking a toll on hospitals. Resources such as space, personal protection equipment (PPE), and medical equipment have become scarce.

Large NYC Hospital in Need

One of the largest health care systems in the New York metropolitan area needed to quickly acquire the necessary equipment to meet rising COVID-19 patients. The under-equipped health system wanted to accomplish this goal by sourcing and providing reliable workstations for its clinicians.

The organization reached out to Altus who was able to quickly turnaround 100 powered carts that they quickly dispersed throughout the health system. Within 5 business days, Altus was able to build and deliver these carts to the frontlines of the crisis in New York. Using these workstations, clinicians were able to document EHRs near the patient bedside and keep up with patient demand.

“Our entire team has stepped up, working long hours and weekends to ensure we can quickly get these much-needed products into hospitals.”

- Craig VanderHeide, Altus CEO

How Altus Delivered

Our main core value is “Customer First” and to us, that means always being there for our customers when they need us. We strive to earn our customer’s trust by providing reliable products and services. Below are the procedures we had in place to ensure this delivery:

  • US-Based supply chain
  • Doubled production capacity
  • Shortened lead time by prioritizing COVID-19 orders

Since our founding, we’ve made working with American suppliers an effort that is an integral part of our operations. In moments like these, when time is of the essence, our US-based supply chain means meeting crucial quality standards, quicker lead times, and more dependability.

COVID-19 Disinfectants

Altus medical equipment worksurfaces can be cleaned with EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19.

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Approved Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

A Range of Medical Workstations

Altus is committed to engineering durable, stylish, and affordable workstations that fit our customer's unique needs. Here's how we fit into hospitals currently.

Emergency Room and Intensive Care Units are fast-paced environments. Altus workstations are built with rock-solid materials for years of constant use. Our height-adjustable ventilator workstation that supports a variety of ventilators has a small footprint that fits next to the patient's bedside. Our powered workstations that support EMR documentation at the point of care have enough power to last an entire shift utilizing, LiFePO4, the safest long-lasting battery on the market.

Field Hospitals come with their own sets of unique challenges, such as uneven surfaces or finite electricity. Our medical workstations are built with heavy-duty casters to match any surface. Field hospital carts are constantly exposed to infection. Altus workstations on wheels are built to handle your most rigorous cleaning regiments. Access our guide on how to properly clean your medical workstation.

Private Practice and Telehealth are becoming more popular with stay-at-home orders in place. Our telehealth cart helps connect clinicians and patients through virtual appointments. Our wall-mounted workstations support the triangle of care within small rooms.

Ventilator Cart

Altus began production of ventilator carts to help address the critical shortage of this vital medical equipment in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The ventilator cart can support various ventilators and their respective workflows.

Engineered to adapt to each hospital's unique workflow, the cart can be built with a front or rear basket, shelf, IV pole, heavy-duty casters, and other necessary accessories. Manufactured in the U.S., the phlebotomy cart ships fully assembled for immediate use.

Telehealth Cart

In just a few weeks, Altus launched a telehealth cart to support virtual appointments to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and a virtual visitor stand so patients could still be with their loved ones while admitted.

To learn more about Altus' products, download our Care Moves Altus Product Overview brochure.

When You Needed Us. We Were There.

Spirits are high as we gear up to fight against COVID-19! We are proud of our team here at Altus and healthcare workers around the world. Reach out if you need anything to [email protected]

We’re going the extra mile, and then some. "When You Needed Us. We Were There." is our blog series on the lengths Altus is going and will keep going to support hospitals and their clinicians during these unprecedented times.

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