The impact of COVID-19 on hospitals and healthcare teams treating patients is unprecedented and devastating. For Barco, a recognized leader of design innovation in the premium health care industry, the mantra of “serving those who serve others” has been the pillar of its legacy for over 90 years and at the forefront of everything it does. Never have these words had greater strength and deeper meaning than they do today.
To assist health care teams who are in dire need of supplies, Barco launched its COVID-19 donation program. The company has pledged to donate 10,000 scrubs per month for the duration of the pandemic. In less than 48 hours, Barco surpassed 20,000 requests for scrubs. The surge in donation requests was backed by strong media relations, and within 72 hours the agency’s efforts resulted in over one billion impressions – aided in part by a generous ‘shout out’ from “Grey’s Anatomy” television writer/producer Shonda Rhimes and her production company, who shared the link to the donation program with millions of followers on social media.