Ergotron Donates to Relief Efforts for Katrina
Saint Paul, MN, June 29, 2007
Ergotron, the global leader in computer and video display mounting equipment, received recognition in the HIMSS Insider a Healthcare IT News publication, for its role in assisting the HIMSS Katrina Phoenix Project (see story “Working Together for the Common Ground Health Clinic”). Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) reported more than 20,000 individuals and 300 corporations donated funds, supplies, software and consulting in late April.
The HIMSS Katrina Phoenix Project is a response to the damage caused by flooding and storms to medical practices and facilities. In some cases, medical records were destroyed and databases were unrecoverable. The project has been active since September 2005, providing assistance and services.
The beneficiaries, Common Ground Health Clinic and Dr. Robert T. Kenny’s medical practice of New Orleans, Louisiana, received nearly $11,000 in Ergotron product, including:
| ||(2) Vertical Lift Wall Mount Systems |
| ||(2) Neo-Flex LCD Desk Stands |
| ||(1) HD Combo Wall Mount System |
| ||(1) LX Wall Mount System |
| ||(2) StyleView® LCD Carts with Power Supply |
| ||Several Universal CPU Holders and Wall Track to mount the hardware |
“The HIMSS organization was particularly appreciative because we didn't require any publicity activity in exchange for the donations, unlike most other manufacturers who made donations to the project. Simply put, we made donations because it was the right thing to do,” remarked Jane Payfer, Ergotron’s Vice President of Marketing.
In addition, Ergotron donated six of its industry-leading StyleView® Carts, a value of nearly $21,000, to Charity and University Hospitals of New Orleans in a broader effort to help those in need after Katrina. Jane Payfer continued, “Our human-centered product designs offer the world’s finest ergonomic computing platforms, and we are proud that we can help improve the comfort, wellness and productivity of those in need.”