NRC Health Donates 10,000 Face Shields to US Hospitals and Senior Living Facilities

Lincoln-based healthcare company teams up with local partner Higher Order Innovation to produce and distribute personal protective equipment; donates $10,000 to Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund

Lincoln, Nebraska, UNITED STATES

LINCOLN, Neb., April 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On behalf of its dedicated Associates, NRC Health, the leading provider of in-depth customer intelligence in healthcare, is donating 10,000 face shields to support American healthcare workers who are fighting on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In partnership with Lincoln-based company Higher Order Innovation, which manufactures educational robotics, NRC Health will deliver the face shields to hospitals and senior living facilities across the country over the next two weeks. In addition to the donation of face shields, NRC Health is also making a $10,000 contribution to the Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund hosted by the Lincoln Community Foundation.

“We are honored to be able to support caregivers across the nation who are risking their lives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kevin Karas, NRC Health Chief Financial Officer. “Our partners represent some of the finest people in the healthcare industry, and we are humbled to join forces with Higher Order Innovation to be able to assist, even in this small way, the people who are working tirelessly to ensure our safety.”

Higher Order Innovation altered its manufacturing operations to produce nearly 10,000 face shields in just 10 days, while NRC Health donated production and distribution costs.

"We cannot thank healthcare workers enough for the risks they are taking and the sacrifices they are making for our communities during this unprecedented outbreak,” said Dr. Tom Frederick, Higher Order Innovation founder and CEO. “As a token of our appreciation, we are proud to manufacture face shields for the protection of healthcare workers as they continue to dedicate themselves on the front lines of this global pandemic.”

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, NRC Health has prioritized efforts to support healthcare workers and the Lincoln community, including cheering on local staff and caregivers during shift changes and mobilizing efforts to support local elementary schools with reusable bag donations for students. 

To learn more about the Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund hosted by the Lincoln Community Foundation, visit here.

About NRC Health
For 39 years, NRC Health (NASDAQ: NRC) has been committed to achieving human understanding and bringing healthcare organizations closer to their customers than ever before by illuminating and improving the key moments that define an experience and build trust. Guided by their uniquely empathic heritage, proprietary methods, skilled associates, and holistic approach, NRC Health helps its customers design experiences that exceed expectations, inspire loyalty, and improve well-being among patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff.

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About Higher Order Innovation
Supporting educational robotic events is where Higher Order Innovation began and we are proud to say that increasing opportunities for STEM education continues to be our primary focus. Witnessing the creativity, exhilaration, and dedication of the student competitors has always renewed our passion for pushing the limits of STEM education events.​

The mission of Higher Order Innovation is to provide the expertise and capabilities for everyone to be innovative in their own way. We believe in the notion that truly novel creation is the result of thinking on a level higher than mere manufacturing and that the future of industry and growth is based on how we educate our students. By using our background and experience in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, ​we are working to bring the art of innovation to people of all ages.

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