ODESSA — When TouchPoint Medical opened its new international headquarters in Pasco County on Feb. 20, there was little doubt the company would move swiftly to expand the county’s fingerprints and its own around the globe.
However, it’s been a global pandemic that has given one of Pasco’s newest industries a chance to spread its heart for caring around the area it now calls home.
“TouchPoint is so grateful to the officials and citizens here who have greeted us so welcoming and warmly,” said KarenGuzdzial, Touchpoint marketing director. “This was a personal and professional way of not only paying back, but a way of showing how proud we are to be in Pasco County and how we will strive to always be good neighbors.”
TouchPoint reached out to Timothy Exline, preparedness director for the Florida Department of Health-Pasco County, who assisted the company in pinpointing the types of equipment that could be required to treat COVID-19 patients and the locations where those devices would be most helpful.
The TouchPoint team of volunteers dropped off eight of the company’s “workFLO” to Exline on March 23 at the Fasano Hurricane Center.
The first three facilities receiving the carts were DOH-Pasco, BayCare Urgent Care in New Port Richey and Care One in Hudson.
“Since we serve the health care industry, it’s more important than ever that we make our products available to the medical professionals who are working tirelessly to treat people who have been afflicted by this horrible virus,” said TouchPoint President Pascal Testeil.