With Nike’s recent announcement that it will pledge $15 million to assist in coronavirus relief, they also plan to help out healthcare professionals during this tumultuous time of trying to combat the pandemic.
Nike CEO John Donahoe stated that the company is currently developing protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses being that they probably need them the most at this time. Among the items that Nike will produce will be face shields created under the guidance of healthcare workers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
Companies like Nike need to do our part. Based on needs identified by the teams and health professionals at Oregon Health & Science University, our teammates are working right now about how to best help, including prototyping face shields of OHSU and others.John Donahoe
Nike’s statement, via Business Insider, said that the company will begin by supporting the Oregon healthcare workers first since it is launching the initiative with OHSU.
OHSU is extremely grateful to the team at Nike for their generous offer to help OHSU in our coordination with other health systems during this unprecedented time. We are committed to ongoing discussions regarding their efforts to develop prototype face shields to help ensure the safety and well-being of health care professionals.OHSU