Who is SurfaceSurface MedicalMedical
Founded in 2010, Surface Medical Inc. is a Canadian medical device company solving problems in healthcare with simple solutions. Focusing on the importance of surface integrity in infection prevention, the company develops and commercializes soft surface repair products that save money, reduce infection risk and minimize environmental waste.
MeetingMeeting of the MindsMinds
Our story begins when three people had a meeting of minds. Tom Collins was getting an adjustment from his chiropractor, Dr. Jeff Schacter. Mid-adjustment, Jeff described a recurrent problem that was affecting his practice. The first patient to be treated on a newly reupholstered chiropractic table accidentally tore the cover. Jeff wanted a simple repair solution so he could repair the table himself. Tom thought it was curious that a simple solution did not exist. The next day Tom called Jeff and said that he could not find a simple solution and that there was nothing like what they had discussed. As it happens, Tom was working with Barbara Potter when he related his recent conversation with Jeff. Barb, a nurse of 25 years, told Tom that she frequently noticed damaged mattresses on patient beds in hospitals, and how even a small tear could harbour harmful bacteria. Immediately, they recognized that they had identified a widespread problem with no solution. From this meeting of minds, we created Surface Medical!
Our COVID-19COVID-19 Response
The growing concern around COVID-19 has everyone feeling uneasy, especially as we face rapidly changing policies that affect our daily lives. With this unprecedented situation in mind, we would like to reassure you that the CleanPatch product line is designed to help protect patient safety by combating the spread of infection in healthcare facilities. This unique product allows you to repair damaged mattresses in the patient room so the mattress surface can be properly disinfected.
As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak with everyone’s safety in mind, we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of infectious disease in our workplace. We are committed to the health of our employees and our partners, and we have implemented enhanced safety measures to protect our communities.
StepsSteps TakenTaken in Response
The steps we have taken include:
- Enhanced sanitation and hygiene measures with routine cleaning of hard surfaces
- Observing guidance from the Federal Government, CDC, WHO and local health authorities
- Restricted air travel and our staff is encouraged to collaborate over the phone or via online platforms
We do not anticipate disruption to the production or delivery of CleanPatch products. CleanPatch is manufactured in Canada and our distribution centres are operating normally. Our raw materials are derived from countries that are not considered COVID-19 epicentres so, rest assured, we do not foresee any disruption to production at this time.
In this time of extraordinary circumstances, we thank you for your trust. If you have any questions, please contact us.