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St. Helena Hospital Joins Aid with MedShare to Provide Much Needed Medical Supplies.


St. Helena Hospital Joins Aid with MedShare to Provide Much Needed Medical Supplies.

Hospital donates life-saving surplus equipment

St. Helena, CA

August 31, 2011

St. Helena Hospital donated much needed medical supplies to MedShare, a leader in providing medical humanitarian aid, in sending critically-needed hospital supplies to war-torn Libya. 

“Basic hospital supplies and equipment, such as beds are in need,” according to Bruce Currer, Regional Director of Materials Management for St. Helena Hospital. “We believe these supplies will make a life-saving difference.”

In its 13 years, non-profit MedShare has recovered and re-distributed over $93 million in surplus medical supplies and equipment donated by its partner hospitals and medical companies, helping fulfill the medical needs of humanitarian crises in 88 developing nations around the world. The current container shipment – over 1,000 items including hospital beds, gurneys, exam lights, exam tables, a ventilator, surgical packs, syringes, gloves and oxygen masks – is its fourth to Libya and marks its 700th such shipment worldwide. The container is sponsored by HOPE International Relief & Development Agency (USA), and delivery will be coordinated by I-GO-Aid Foundation based in Malta.

“We hope to help to relieve the suffering and extend hope and healing wherever and however we can,” says Currer. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity join with our MedShare partners in this effort.” 

About St. Helena Hospital: With its many innovative wellness programs and other top quality health care services, including the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center and Coon Joint Replacement Institute, St. Helena Hospital, situated in the heart of the Napa Valley, is one of the nation’s premier health care destinations. The hospital serves its local communities with comprehensive medical care, including cancer, cardiovascular and behavioral health.