COVID-19 Stories: PPE for Healthcare Partners

Not all heroes wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Some just help procure and deliver it.

For medical providers across the country, maintaining adequate supplies of PPE has become an unexpected priority. For many, it’s also become an unexpected challenge. DOC’s regional property managers strive to always understand and address our partners’ needs, and when opportunities arise to ease a burden for a tenant, they are quick to lend a helping hand.

As the new realities of the current pandemic continued to set in for medical providers last month, DOC property managers for Ohio Amie Washburn and Angela Zarate learned that many of their tenants were struggling to purchase much-needed disposable and N95 masks. The two immediately got to work, identifying a local company, TKO Sales, that was transitioning its business to help address the mask shortage in the area.

Ultimately, DOC worked to purchase over 600 N95 masks to donate to local tenants in need, while also securing wholesale pricing for medical providers looking to purchase additional supplies. DOC partners at Orthopedic One in Columbus, OH, and at the Westerville Medical Office Building in Westerville, OH, have already taken advantage of the new mask pipeline.

Embodying “The DOC Difference,” Amie and Angela didn’t just open doors for their healthcare partners. They ensured the entire process—from purchasing through delivery—was seamless and efficient. Angela and her family even personally delivered many of the masks, along with homemade cards thanking all of the healthcare providers for the heroic service they are providing during these trying times.

At DOC, we take great pride in the relationships we’ve cultivated with our healthcare partners, and our staff is always encouraged to go above and beyond the call of duty to allow our partners to focus on what they do best: delivering world-class healthcare to the communities they serve. Sometimes even the smallest of acts, delivered with a personal touch, can prove heroic.

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