The partnership between General Motors and Ventec Life Systems has delivered more than 20,000 critical care ventilators to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The companies are on track to complete the federal government order for 30,000 critical care ventilators by the end of August. In one month, the teams went from an introductory phone call to delivering life-saving technology to frontline medical heroes.
During this pandemic, ventilators are a key resource in the public health safety net to ensure the right ventilator is available at the right time for COVID-19 patients in respiratory distress.
The need for critical care ventilators continues beyond the HHS order, so after the completion of the HHS contract, GM will hand off operational control to Ventec to continue manufacturing operations in Kokomo, Indiana, along with continued expanded production at Ventec’s headquarters in Bothell, Washington. Ventec is working quickly to fulfill ongoing orders for VOCSN critical care ventilators in response to COVID-19.