LifeBridge Health


As COVID-19 swept the nation and supply for personal protective equipment dwindled, LifeBridge Health decided to develop and operate an in-house PPE manufacturing facility. Within five days, LifeBridge’s innovation team purchased thousands of square yards of non-woven textile material, 90 sewing machines, textile cutting tools and other materials needed to start a full-scale manufacturing operation with 40 workers. Within three days the operation was producing up to 13,000 masks per day and surgical gowns by the second week.

The company later collaborated with Under Armour to produce masks and later sourced 3D printers from local private schools to create a 3D printing farm capable of producing hundreds of face shields each week. “I have to admit, I was amazed at what they accomplished with a bunch of home sewing machines and a volunteer workforce,” says Randy Harward, retired senior vice president of Advanced Material and Manufacturing Innovation at Under Armour. “The efficiency rates they were achieving were higher than some of the best factories I have seen in the world.”

During the early stages of the pandemic, LifeBridge added a customized tele-triage system to handle an overflow of concerned patients in the system’s emergency departments and used clinical algorithms to decide which patients should be tested. Life- Bridge also became an early adopter of widespread testing for the general public as well as antibody tests, which it rolled out to thousands of employees in May 2020.

LifeBridge later set up grab-and-go grocery shopping in hospital cafeterias so that staff could buy basic staples as they faced added stress during the early stages of the pandemic. LifeBridge Health was founded in 1998 and boasts 13,225 employees.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record’s 2021 Health Care Heroes awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree’s application for the award.


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LifeBridge Health


As COVID-19 swept the nation and supply for personal protective equipment dwindled, LifeBridge Health decided to develop and operate an in-house PPE manufacturing facility. Within five days, LifeBridge’s innovation team purchased thousands of square yards of non-woven textile material, 90 sewing machines, textile cutting tools and other materials needed to start a full-scale manufacturing operation with 40 workers. Within three days the operation was producing up to 13,000 masks per day and surgical gowns by the second week.

The company later collaborated with Under Armour to produce masks and later sourced 3D printers from local private schools to create a 3D printing farm capable of producing hundreds of face shields each week. “I have to admit, I was amazed at what they accomplished with a bunch of home sewing machines and a volunteer workforce,” says Randy Harward, retired senior vice president of Advanced Material and Manufacturing Innovation at Under Armour. “The efficiency rates they were achieving were higher than some of the best factories I have seen in the world.”

During the early stages of the pandemic, LifeBridge added a customized tele-triage system to handle an overflow of concerned patients in the system’s emergency departments and used clinical algorithms to decide which patients should be tested. Life- Bridge also became an early adopter of widespread testing for the general public as well as antibody tests, which it rolled out to thousands of employees in May 2020.

LifeBridge later set up grab-and-go grocery shopping in hospital cafeterias so that staff could buy basic staples as they faced added stress during the early stages of the pandemic. LifeBridge Health was founded in 1998 and boasts 13,225 employees.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record’s 2021 Health Care Heroes awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree’s application for the award.


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