Hoag gets 5,000 masks from private donor to help protect against coronavirus

Trevor Theriot, president and chief executive of ManaMed Inc., right, speaks Friday with Robert Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, left, and state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) as Theriot donated 5,000 N95 filtering respirator masks to Hoag.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach was supplied with 5,000 needed N95 respirator masks Friday.

The disposable masks are among medical staples in short supply as front-line doctors respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

But Trevor Theriot had access to thousands through Las Vegas-based medical device company ManaMed, of which he is president and chief executive, and he made the donation Friday. He reached out to the office of state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) to help distribute them.

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