COVID-19 drives collaboration of community partners
Last updated 10/9/2020 at 1:42pm
RITZVILLE – Need necessitates invention, and a short supply of masks at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic led East Adams Rural Healthcare CEO Corey Fedie to approach Lind-Ritzville High School Principal Kevin Terris about printing masks for the hospital and clinic, with the school's 3D printer.
Fedie said the collaboration began four months ago, after he saw a clinic in Billings, Montana, was printing masks.
"N95s were still in short supply, and Kevin volunteered over the summer to fire up the printer," Fedie said.
"It started with conversations about what we wanted our kids to exper...