Connected environments and healthcare furniture provider delivers solutions to ‘In-Need’ facilities across Ontario

Toronto, May 7, 2020– POI Business Interiors, Canada’s largest workplace interior solutions provider, acquired 5000 face shields and is donating and distributing them to healthcare facilities, including hospitals and long-term care facilities, to support essential workers across the province.

With the need for rapid response solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, POI has drawn on its 200+ supplier network to curate proactive solutions including protective screens, pods, chairs and recliners as well as emergency beds and overbed tables. The 5000 protective shields are being donated to fill shortages as far south as Windsor and as far north as Sault Ste Marie.

“We’ve reached out to customers across Ontario including hospitals in the GTA, KW, Barrie and London to determine where we can have the greatest impact” says POI Chairman & CEO Gary Scholl, whose father founded the company. “We all need to do our part to ensure that we flatten the curve in order to mitigate the spread of this infection and prevent our healthcare system from becoming overstressed.”

POI is uniquely positioned to support the current and future needs of organizations in the corporate, healthcare and educational arena. During the pandemic, POI is regarded as essential to supply chain continuity. The company continues to provide essential services to help support ramped up home office requirements while also proactively supplying healthcare furniture including for emergency triage, field hospitals, long term care and corporate needs.

POI is also keenly focused on leveraging workplace future insights to prepare organizations for changes in the workplace arising from the pandemic environment including usage of real estate, materiality, social distancing measures to support wellness in the workplace, and deep cleaning solutions which the company offers as well.

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About POI Healthcare Solutions
For the past 25 years, POI has been working extensively with Canada’s leading hospitals, clinics, acute care, long-term care, assisted living facilities, and healthcare environments in the development of comprehensive solutions that meet the evolving needs of healthcare workers, patients and their family support networks.

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