The first VOCSN V+Pro critical care ventilators produced by General Motors and Ventec Life Systems have been delivered to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois and Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
To make the achievement possible, the team worked around the clock to source thousands of parts, transform GM’s advanced electronics facility for medical production, enter into a contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services and launch mass production.
“The passion and commitment that people at GM, Ventec and our suppliers have put into this work is inspiring, and we are all humbled to support the heroic efforts of medical professionals in Chicagoland and across the world who are fighting to save lives and turn the tide of the pandemic,” said Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of GM.
“Patients deserve access to the best technology to keep them in the fight as their bodies combat the virus,” explains Chris Kiple, Ventec Life Systems CEO.
“Critical care ventilators deliver precise airflow to protect the lings, include accurate monitors to assess patient well-being, and most importantly, they include advanced controls that help respiratory therapists and physicians wean patients off ventilators as fast as possible.”
“We are extremely grateful for the support and to all those who are rallying to ensure that our frontline caregivers have the necessary supplies to care for our patients. We need all the help we can get now to rise to this unprecedented challenge,” said Mary Shehan, CREO of Weiss Memorial Hospital.