- The Big Idea makerspace at San Juan College opened in February 2019.
- The college has partnered with PESCO and ABC Canvas to produce full fce shields.
- Hospital officials say the new supply of shields has made a huge difference.
FARMINGTON — As the purchasing manager at San Juan Regional Medical Center, Dave Turnbull has an unenviable job these days — trying to find vendors who can keep his facility well stocked in the supplies it needs to continue operating in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially personal protective equipment for caregivers.
He offered a succinct assessment of the challenge he is facing right now.
“You can’t find anything to buy,” he said forlornly.
Even so, Turnbull said, he somehow has kept the hospital’s supply shelves stocked.
“We still haven’t run out of anything,” he said on April 15.
Turnbull has managed to avoid that scenario by venturing outside his…