OSWEGO — Oswego Health announced it has recently entered into a contract with Oswego Industries to have 1,000 medical gowns produced per month through 2020.
The health-care provider didn’t release any financial terms of its contract with Oswego Industries.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment and medical supplies have been in “such high demand,” that health-care systems were “forced to research new options and vendors,” Oswego Health said.
“When Oswego Industries reached out to us to provide this critically needed medical supply locally, we were very excited,” Ernest Monts, director of materials management at Oswego Health, said in a statement. “Their medical gowns are equal in quality if not better than other suppliers and we’re happy to have a local reliable source.”
“We are proud to continue supporting our community where we are needed most,” said Laurie Davis, executive director of Oswego Industries. “By working with local health-care partners like Oswego Health, Oswego Industries is able to further its mission to maintain vital services in Oswego County and beyond.”
About the organizations
The Oswego Health system includes the 164-bed Oswego Hospital; a 28-bed psychiatric acute-care facility with multiple outpatient behavioral health service locations; The Manor at Seneca Hill, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility; and Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement community. Oswego Health also has health services centers located throughout Oswego County. More than 1,200 employees work for the Oswego Health system.
The nonprofit Oswego Industries, located at 7 Morrill Place in Fulton, says it has been “dedicated to the provision of services to individuals with disabilities since 1968.” It has a business-services division that provides production for area businesses at a “competitive cost.” Services currently available for contract work include custodial and landscaping, textiles, assembly and packaging, warehousing and fulfillment, document scanning, and quality assurance, its website says.