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On Friday morning, December 18, neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta received his coronavirus vaccine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Receiving the vaccine with Gupta was Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. As practicing surgeons, Dr. Gupta and Dr. Rice are among the recipients for the first ‘Phase 1a’ vaccinations, prioritized for healthcare personnel and long-term care facility (LCTF) residents.

The two physicians were shown receiving their vaccines on CNN’s New Day program. And we here at Jaco couldn’t help but notice one of Grady Memorial’s new Jaco EVO mobile EHR workstations, just behind Gupta’s shoulder:

Gupta Vaccine with EVO

Watch the full video (5:20)

Long-lasting carts and a long-lasting partnership

Grady Memorial Hospital is the public hospital for the city of Atlanta, the fifth largest public hospital in America, and home to the nation’s fifth busiest trauma center. A Jaco customer since 2008, Grady relies on Jaco carts for their rugged durability, a must-have given Grady’s demanding clinical environment.

Today Grady’s fleet of roughly 800 Jaco carts includes 140 new EVOs. Built from aircraft-grade metal and steel for lightweight strength, a full-sized, full-shift powered EVO starts at just 73 pounds – and is backed by Jaco’s industry-best 10-year warranty.

Especially important today, EVO’s metal surfaces are finished with a smooth, non-porous antimicrobial powder coat that wipes clean easily and withstands hospital-grade chemical, heat and ultraviolet (UV) sterilization.

Learn more about Grady Memorial

Learn more about Jaco EVO carts

Do your part to stop the spread

Like Dr. Gupta and Dr. Rice, those reading this article who work in healthcare are also eligible to receive the vaccine. According to the CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, the proposed next phases of COVID-19 vaccines are

  • Phase 1b, for adults aged 75 and older, and frontline essential workers (including first responders)
  • Phase 1c, for adults aged 65 to 75, people ages 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers.

In the meantime, the CDC encourages everyone to continue to take the following steps to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when going outside
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from those who don’t live with you
  • Avoid crowds and indoor spaces
  • Wash your hands often

Find more COVID-19 information and recommendations from the CDC here. And stay healthy and safe this holiday season and in the year ahead.

Hospitals interested in Jaco EVO workstations are invited to attend a Jaco Tele-Demo – a live product demonstration via teleconference from Jaco’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. To get started, submit a Tele-Demo request online or contact:

Matt Rossini
Vice President of Marketing
Jaco, Inc.

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