Atlanta, Ga. (July 10, 2012) – Over the last six months, Piedmont Healthcare has donated 4,334 pounds of medical supplies to MedShare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare for those in need through the efficient recovery and redistribution of medical supplies and equipment.
Recently, MedShare shipped a 40-foot container of life-saving supplies to Moyamba, Sierra Leone. The container included boxes of ambu bags, syringes, sutures, alcohol prep pads, iodine bottles, diapers, cast boots and more. These items were donated by Piedmont Healthcare and other healthcare facilities around the U.S.
“It is important for Piedmont Healthcare and its affiliated hospitals to be active in the community as much as possible,” said Holly Lang, director of community benefit for Piedmont Healthcare. “By working with MedShare, we’re taking a step further and getting involved with the global community, which is also in need of our support.”
The Moyamba Government Hospital which received the recent donations, serves as a major health provider for the surrounding villages, serving approximately 200 patients per month. Some major health problems the Moyamba Government Hospital sees include malaria, parasite infestations, malnutrition and tuberculosis.
For more information about community benefit at Piedmont Healthcare, visit piedmont.org.