How companies around the Valley are combating COVID-19
During this challenging time, companies we have assisted are stepping up to help hospitals, residents, and businesses respond to COVID-19. We believe here, you can engage. These companies are truly showing what a unified community Southern Nevada is. Take a look below at some of their efforts.
Companies Band Together
Companies who have expanded in the Southern Nevada market are focused on engaging the community. When Nectar Bath Treats pivoted to produce hand sanitizer, they sought partners to purchase the sanitizer and donate to places in need. LVGEA VP of Business Retention & Expansion Perry Ursem connected them with Geotab, who purchased the product.
Geotab donated the hand sanitizer to Cancer Comprehensive Centers of Nevada, who had experienced difficulty obtaining much-needed sanitizer. Southern Nevada is a connected community. Businesses who relocate and expand here always look for ways to give back.
The work between these companies has not only had a positive effect on an essential oncology practice, but it has benefited the employees who have been hard at work. “[Nectar] was one of the first local [businesses] that reached out to me when the pandemic hit and they quickly pivoted to producing sanitizer that kept a significant number of their staff employed,” said Ursem. “Like Geotab, Nectar is another local rock star company doing good for Nevadans.”
Answering the Call
Recently, CubiCall relocated to North Las Vegas from California, moving their custom phone booth manufacturing here. They were thrilled with the opportunities available in our region. And now that COVID-19 has been depleting resources in hospitals, CubiCall is answering the call by transforming their booths into medical isolation mods with features including anti-microbial surfaces.
Their team got in touch with LVGEA, who was able to connect them to the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to make connections with organizations in need, such as the Nevada Hospital Association. Now, their program ICUBicall is providing solutions for healthcare workers on the frontline in need of pods for testing, overnight stays, medical exams, and much more.
LVGEA assisted Astound—award-winning design and fabrication company—in openings its doors here. They have created many opportunities for the residents of Southern Nevada and now they’re doing it again with a strong response to COVID-19. Astound has pivoted its event fabrication efforts to provide businesses, companies, and government entities with containment solutions and safety barriers (pictured above).
These materials are going to two areas. First, they are equipping hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities with temporary hospitals in tents or existing structures, as well as supplying containment kiosks and assessment centers. Additionally, they are providing containment shields and safety barriers to essential businesses, including those in grocery, hospitality, retail, pharmaceuticals, postal services, banks, and more.
Hearts Alive Village (HAV) animal rescue’s food bank has become the state’s Disaster Distribution Center. The rescue actually began right inside the facility of Pictographics, a leader in print technology that LVGEA previously assisted. HAV, which has found forever homes for more than 4,000 animals and feeds 300 pets monthly, has returned to Pictographics.
The company donated storage space to the rescue. This is in response to an issue many may not realize has been exacerbated by the pandemic: pet surrender is increasingly becoming a problem due to pet supplies in short supply. Pet owners in need can sign up to obtain pet food here.
As hospitals became increasingly strained during pandemic outbreaks, the need for Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) increased. Med Mod systems, from Mod Pro Services, has multiple advantages in freeing up beds and ICU stations in major health facilities. By moving recovering patients to a multi-bed LTAC configuration, hospitals are able to keep their in-house beds free for those that require more critical care. The Med Mod LTAC option also gives elderly patients the extra recovery time required before returning to assisted care facilities where rushed returns have proven to have dire consequences.
After the success of this system, Mod Pro Services also created a new configuration called LuxePods, designed to create rapidly deployable luxury accommodations for temporary site needs. They work for extended sporting events and other upscale gatherings where permanent accommodations are not necessarily in close proximity. Learn more at modproservices.com.