The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic disrupted global supply chains, healthcare operations, and everyday life as we know it. The tremendous efforts made from within and from beyond the traditional healthcare supply chain to combat the spread of COVID-19 paint a picture of cooperation and selflessness.
The truly global nature of COVID-19 has seen Heroes in Action rising to occasion from pharmaceutical manufacturers to local pharmacies and every aspect of healthcare in between, often risking their own health and safety. Their heroism has inspired Helpers from outside of the normal healthcare supply chain to pitch in wherever they could.
The unique and unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and those who rose to the occasion to respond to it deserve recognition. Healthcare Ready created this space to highlight the Heroes of the Supply Chain and the Helpers of the Supply Chain who have gone above and beyond their normal duties to contribute to the response, as well as to honor the healthcare Beacons of Light we have lost to COVID-19.
Heroes of the Supply Chain
Partners along every part of the healthcare supply chain, in collaboration with medical providers and healthcare facilities, go above and beyond during emergencies to ensure patients and providers have the products they depend upon. During the pandemic, Heroes of the Supply Chain have gone above and beyond their normal missions to donate product, support employee volunteerism, and more.
Helpers of the Supply Chain
Helpers are organizations and partners that are not traditional players in healthcare supply chain, but have gone the extra mile to protect patients or contribute to the resilience of the supply chain during the pandemic.
Beacons of Light
Beacons of Light are those frontline workers, healthcare providers, researchers, emergency managers, and patients that sacrificed their lives in the fight against COVID-19.