The ACE Summit is fortunate to support the healthcare community through unique events designed to provide leading healthcare systems, hospitals, and GPOs a unique opportunity to interact with suppliers of architecture, construction, capital equipment, and facilities products. Through support of these relationships, the ACE Summit maintains partners at both health systems across the nation as well as hundreds of healthcare suppliers.  

In collaboration with these partners, we are closely monitoring guidance on the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as "COVID-19,” and have prepared the below resources for providers. If there are additional resources that would assist you during this time, please contact Taylor Stapleton

CDC & FDA Resources

  • The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
    • COVID-19 Resource Center
    • The FDA’s hotline (1-888-INFO-FDA) is available 24 hours a day for labs to call regarding difficulties obtaining supplies for collecting patient samples for COVID-19 testing, including swabs, media needed for transport, and conservation of the samples. The FDA also encourages labs to reach out at with any questions related to diagnostic development.
    • The FDA has created a COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, which contains information on vaccines, diagnostic tests, drugs, medical devices, food, and other products FDA regulates.
    • The FDA has published a list of alternative materials that can be used for those experiencing a shortage of nasal swabs.

Government Legislation, Aid, & Reimbursement Changes


The ACE Summit & IDN Summit partner with more than 1,000 suppliers each year. Through relationships with each of these organizations, we are committed to delivering resources to hospitals and health systems that may need assistance during this time. Below you'll find supplier resources that are currently available to you to help with the COVID-19 pandemic across the following categories:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Sanitation, Disinfection. & Sterilization
  • Ventilators & Breathing Machines
  • Surge, Population Management, & Identification Solutions
  • Medical Devices, Supplies, & Equipment
  • Imaging Solutions
  • Pharmaceutical Solutions
  • Screening, Testing, & Lab Solutions
  • Storage, Carts, & Inventory Solutions
  • Communications, Data & Technology

Check back often as this list is updated regularly. If you have a product or service that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of healthcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact Jaclyn Fyffe at 859.523.5701.

Non-Traditional Suppliers

Across the nation it’s ‘all hands on deck’ as a number of non-traditional suppliers are stepping up to provide products desperately needed by the healthcare industry to combat the spread of COVID-19. Find a list of non-traditional suppliers that are working within their existing operations to produce products to support the healthcare industry through the link below (see the last tab of the document).

Looking to engage partners within your community to create PPE and other needed supplies?

  • View a video tutorial on how to make masks from UnityPoint Health.
  • View a video tutorial, patterns and instructions on how to make masks from Providence St. Joseph Health.
  • View an emergency, open-source ventilator design from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

If you are a non-traditional supplier of a product or service that is being tailored to meet the current needs of healthcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact Taylor Stapleton at 859.523.5701.


The ACE Summit will feature several complimentary webinars focused on developments in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from health systems across the nation. Featuring leading healthcare, business, and governmental experts, the following webinars will provide timely updates about COVID-19.

Additional Resources