Baptist hospital receives over 400,000 medical gowns through FedEx cargo

MEMPHIS,Tenn — Baptist hospitals run 22 hospitals in the Mid-South in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Nearly four hundred thousand medical gowns were brought into Memphis by FedEx for the hospital system on Saturday.

According to what Baptist Supply employees told FOX13 they needed them because they were going through them at a higher rate than they usually do.

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“They are extraordinarily important for us at Memphis alone we go through seven thousand gowns a day keeping our patients and our healthcare workers safe so having a bulk shipment come in is crucial,” said supply chain director Catherine Williams.

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“We placed this large order about three weeks ago and we thought we could have it shipped by boat but we were running out of time so the decision was made to charter a jet from FedEx,” said supply systems analyst john Finger.

Baptist hospital supply chain managers told FOX13 watching the seemingly unending supply of gowns roll off a massive MD11 cargo jet this morning was an amazing sight.

“I was very excited so as soon as the side door opened on the plane all you could see was gowns and all our nursing folks being able to put on what they need to work their shift safely,” said Supply Systems analyst John Finger.