The number of COVID-19 cases in Peru is on the rise. The second wave of the virus has led to an oxygen shortage and according to Health Minister Víctor Zamara, Peru is deficient in almost 180 tons of oxygen a day. Currently, Peru has had 1,893,334 confirmed cases and 66,471 deaths (source: Ministry of Health of Peru).
Global Ministries is dedicated to finding critical care equipment for countries in need all over the world, especially amid the global COVID-19 Pandemic. Bon Secours Mercy Health, based in Cincinnati, OH, used the OpenMarkets Exchange to find O2 concentrators for care providers across Peru.
Camille Grippon, System Director of Global Ministries at Bon Secours Mercy Health, led the initiative in the OpenMarkets Exchange and was able to secure twenty-five O2 Concentrators through ALCO Sales & Service. In a matter of hours, the concentrators were sent to Americares Foundation in Stamford, CT as the first stop on their way to Peru.
OpenMarkets is proud to play a role in helping buyers research and procure healthcare equipment.
Tom leads a range of core functions for OpenMarkets, including strategic partnerships and marketing.
Prior to OpenMarkets, Tom served as a senior communications director for a rapidly growing medical device manufacturer, and as a D.C.-based public relations director conducting advocacy for the orthotic and prosthetic community.
Tom is a co-founder of OpenMarkets. He has degrees from Wake Forest and DePaul Universities.