Like you, we’ve been monitoring the latest news about COVID-19. We wanted to let you know we’re doing all we can to keep our operations running, supply you with products and support, do our part in this crisis, and keep our staff safe.
Carehawk is an essential business and remains operational. Life safety communications are especially necessary in a crisis. There’s no clearer an example than the installation of our Dukane HC7000 nurse call system in the improvised COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit in Hotel Dieu Quebec, in Quebec City. Under extremely challenging circumstances our partner J. Belanger Intercom of Quebec delivered and installed the system in just 3 days; in advance of the anticipated wave of new COVID-19 cases. Thank you, J. Belanger Intercom and all our partners doing your part for your communities and frontline healthcare workers. Your work is making a difference.
While we remain open and delivering products, the supply of raw materials is challenging during these uncertain times. Our lead times remain the same, however, we’re monitoring the situation constantly and will inform you if there are any changes.
We want to take a moment to highlight the things CareHawk has put in place to help prevent the spread of the virus within our workplace:
- Instructions for proper handwashing and when it’s required
- COVID-19 information posted in the lunchroom
- Live COVID-19 news feed in the lunchroom
- Purell hand sanitizers at the front and rear doors and in the lunchroom
- The removal of community dishes, cups and cutlery
- A hiatus on community treats and CareHawk provided coffee
- Restrictions on visitors
- Mandatory reporting of any positive cases that an employee has been in contact with
- Divulging of recent, current or future travel
- Social distancing in the lunchroom, meetings, etc.
- Staggered lunches to accommodate social distancing
- Restricted entry to the production area for non-Production staff
- Precautions for warehouse staff when opening parcels and handling signage with couriers
- Scheduled disinfection of common areas in the front, back, and lunchroom
We continue to monitor recommendations from the federal and local governments and health organizations so we remain up-to-date on the latest information and safety protocols.
These are challenging and uncertain times, but we feel confident that as a company and community, we can get through this together.
Kitchener, Ontario Canada (Dec 2, 2019) We'd like to congratulate the Kitchener Fire Department @KitchFire on a successful fundraising effort at the 5th Annual @Kitchfiregolf Classic for Clarky's Kids.
We're thrilled to be part of the event in support of a great local charity. A cheque for just over $34,000 was presented during the Kitchener Rangers Sunday's pre-game ceremony.
All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and baby-sitting during their child’s cancer treatment.
CareHawk's TechTime with Todd is a series of YouTube educational videos for CareHawk Life Safety Communication Platform users. Join Todd while he walks you through product and software how-to's, tips, and answers your frequently asked questions! Coming soon! (In the New Year)Subscribe Now!
Kitchener, Ontario Canada (September 12, 2019) Since being founded in 2006, CareHawk® has grown from a humble garage start-up to a multi-million dollar enterprise landing the company 150th on 2019 Growth 500. Additionally, CareHawk placed No. 16 in the manufacturing category and No. 4 overall in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
“We have achieved 595% revenue growth over the past 5 years, which is a testament to our teams’ exceptional work and focus,” says Wayne Hartill, President and Co-founder of CareHawk®.
“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”read more
With Carehawk school intercom systems experiencing year-over-year sales growth, coupled with the launch of the new Dukane HC7000 nurse call system, we've made growth-oriented investments in production equipment and staff. To accommodate this growth a production floor revamp was needed. We documented some of the efforts in this short time lapse video. Look at how much CareHawk can get done in just over a minute!