There were some announcements by Ford (NYSE:F) last week that, combined with other tailwinds, helped spark a 15% in F stock Wednesday.Source: Proxima Studio / Shutterstock.com First, the company said it will be doing its part to ensure that hospitals have the medical equipment they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic.The company is working with General Electric (NYSE:GE) subsidiary GE Healthcare to produce hospital ventilators that can be mass-produced. Ford also plans to begin manufacturing full-face shields for hospital workers and first responders. The company plans to produce up to 100,000 protective shields per week.InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAnd the sentiment toward F stock rose even higher after lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on the $2 trillion economic stimulus package.