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)

Government Legislation, Aid, & Reimbursement Changes

  • Legislation, Proclamations & Aid
    • H.R. 6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020
    • Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
    • H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    • Executive Order: Defense Production Act of 1950
    • H.R. 748: CARES Act (“COVID-19 Stimulus Package”)
    • Project Airbridge: President Trump and supply chain distribution executives announced an important partnership between the federal government and private industry called Project Airbridge which will accelerate the typical 37 days it requires to get supplies by ship from Asia. By partnering with commercial carriers and national health care distribution partners, the supplies will get placed into the healthcare supply chain significantly sooner. President Trump further thanked leaders from FedEx, Cardinal Health, UPS, McKesson, Henry Schein, Medline and Owens & Minor for their leadership in accelerating the delivery of much needed supplies.
    • White House Extends Slow the Spread Campaign through April 30, 2020.
    • White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

Suppliers (Traditional & Non-Traditional)

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 a number of categories from both traditional and non-traditional suppliers.

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 Supplier Resources
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, please contact Taylor Stapleton at 859.523.5701.

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

  • First Databank (FDB) Medical Device Information List
    FDB has also developed, at no cost or obligation, an extensive list of manufacturers and vendors of supplies such as ventilators, N95 masks, gloves, and other protective equipment. Part numbers and UDI information are included, as well as each manufacturer's contact information. We hope that this information, curated from our FDB Prizm medical device knowledge platform and other available sources, will help organizations identify new suppliers for the items they are currently finding unavailable. 
  • DOTmed Hospital Redeployment Program introduces free COVID-19 equipment redeployment program to help hospitals support one another as they combat coronavirus. Providers can list wanted, or available, items at:
  • SupplyCopia Offers Industry Tool to Help Healthcare Providers Calculate the Number of Days of Supplies On-Hand
    As Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies dwindle, SupplyCopia develops tool to immediately assess days of supplies on-hand and upcoming needs based on consumption. Click here for more information.
  • AHA Helps Launch Protecting People Everywhere, powered by HealthEquip™
    HealthEquip is a smart app that will match individuals and organizations donating PPE with local hospitals based on needs-criteria. The app also will track PPE donations and manage shipping through UPS to hospitals. AHA is sharing this app with hospitals through its 100 Million Mask Challenge as a way for us to help facilitate a more efficient means of distributing critically needed PPE to frontline health care workers. Hospitals and donors can register their PPE needs and supplies at or through the HealthEquip mobile app

Beware of PPE Scams

Additional Resources


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.