LAKE CITY, Minn. — Exceptional times call for exceptional innovation. With COVID-19 putting massive demand on Mayo Clinic's supply of face shields, Mayo Clinic and Pepin Manufacturing have forged a partnership to begin producing the much-needed personal protective equipment. Over the next two weeks, Pepin will make about 200,000 face shields for Mayo. To supplement Pepin Manufacturing's production crews, Mayo staff will be assembling and packaging the masks.
This out-of-the-box production project needed eight to 10 staff members to fill two shifts, over two weeks, that began Wednesday, April 1. To date, 35 to 40 Mayo staff members have signed up to fill these shifts. About half are from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the rest are Mayo Clinic Health System staff from Lake City and Red Wing locations.
"We're so impressed with how Pepin Manufacturing has stepped up to fill this need for us, and equally impressed by our employees who are doing their part to ensure these face shields reach their colleagues across the Mayo Clinic Enterprise," says Christopher Gulden, operations administrator, Hospital and Emergency Medicine service line, Southeast Minnesota Region.
Press ContactKristy Jacobson