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Thursday, May 06, 2021
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Action PPE

ActionPPE, a collective buying initiative founded by Charleston County Medical Society (CCMS), was created by doctors for doctors in order to help doctors get essential PPE to treat patients and protect themselves from COVID-19.  What started as a local effort has now evolved into a nationwide buying collective that ensures healthcare providers have a steady supply of protective gear. has now evolved into a nationwide buying collective that ensures healthcare providers have a steady supply of protective gear.  ActionPPE’s mission is to provide PPE and medical devices to independent doctors and practices that are not part of large hospital systems and have been disenfranchised – especially during the pandemic. Due to the lack of available PPE, some of these independents have not been able to stay open, care for their communities and/or keep their offices safe.

 

CCMS founded ActionPPE in March of 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic. Demand for PPE had skyrocketed, rendering it extraordinarily difficult for many healthcare providers to acquire genuine masks and gloves. Smaller physician offices and solo practitioners were particularly hard hit, as their traditional suppliers prioritized the PPE needs of larger practices and health systems. With it painfully apparent that they were at the bottom of the PPE supply chain, a small group of CCMS physician members led by Dr. Marcelo Hochman ---- CCMS president, leapt into action, leveraging connections to locate the necessary supplies. This ultimately led them to James Eron, an international management consultant with importing/exporting expertise and contacts overseas — including to FDA-registered factories in China manufacturing PPE.  And from there, ActionPPE was formed.

 

 

To date, ActionPPE has shipped over 3.4 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, respirators, gloves, gowns, face shields, and sanitizer, to 2,606 practices representing over 10,000 doctors.  What started as a local effort to help doctors get essential PPE so they could treat patients and protect themselves from COVID-19 has evolved into a nationwide buying collective that ensures healthcare providers have a steady supply of protective gear.

 

ActionPPE’s mission is to provide PPE and medical devices to independent doctors and practices that are not part of large hospital systems and have been disenfranchised – especially during the pandemic. For more information, visit www.actionppe.org.

 

MedChi members can now order personal protective equipment (PPE) here: https://actionppe.org/medchi and our member discount code is: MEDCHI-SAVE5.