Process and technology-based critical services provider Acuity International has teamed with NYC Health + Hospitals to establish 60 COVID-19 testing locations throughout New York City.
The sites are dispersed across all five boroughs of New York City and are processing 400 tests per day, the Reston, Virginia-based company said Monday. The companies have sent upwards of 500 healthcare professionals to perform this work.
This marks the fourth large-scale effort by Acuity in New York to aid citizens in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration between Acuity and NYC Health + Hospitals has been ongoing throughout the pandemic in attempts to offer emergency healthcare services in an unstable time.
“Acuity has deep expertise supporting large, complex projects that need to be deployed quickly and is proud to bring this expertise to bear in New York City again as it works to give access to testing to all of its citizens,” said Acuity assistant project manager David Franco.
The first pandemic aid project by Acuity came during the outbreak in early 2020 when the company set up a 450-bed makeshift hospital on the grounds of the U.S. Tennis Open at Queens’ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Acuity’s chief nurse on the project, Megan Riedy, also said that the latest effort was a result of the company’s “significant logistics expertise, information technology prowess, and medical know-how,” as well as the boots-on-the-ground experience and community relationships the company has garnered in the nearly two years since the pandemic’s start.
NYC Health + Hospitals constitutes the largest public hospital system in the U.S. In response to the Omicron variant’s surge, it has partnered with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to form NYC Test & Trace Corps. This organization helped spearhead the ongoing testing effort.
In October 2021, Acuity International was born from a rebranding. They were historically called Caliburn International.
The rebrand came from an intention to focus on technology-based services and create three main business strategies: technology, healthcare and global missions. Their pandemic response efforts fall into their healthcare practices.