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TriMedx Foundation to Send Volunteers to Two Haitian Hospitals Each Month in 2011

by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor | January 28, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS - TriMedx Foundation, whose mission is to raise the standard of healthcare around the world, today announced it will send volunteers to two hospitals in Haiti each month throughout 2011. Volunteers, primarily biomedical equipment technicians, will serve at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot and St. Boniface Hospital in Fond des Blancs, and will train local technicians to use and repair equipment in departments such as lab, anesthesia, EKG, blood pressure and imaging. To qualify for training, local technicians must have the ability to read, write and speak English.

"Hôpital Sacré Coeur and St. Boniface are long-time partners of ours - in fact, it was through a request for biomedical support from Milot in 1999 that TriMedx Foundation was created," said Tim Moss, Executive Director. "That's why it's incredibly meaningful to be able to send volunteers to Haiti each month this year from our Mission Lifecycle Program."

The Mission Lifecycle Program is designed for hospitals that serve as the sole source of medical treatment for hundreds of miles, yet lack the resources to obtain, operate or maintain medical equipment. Through a four-year process, in partnership with TriMedx Foundation, hospitals will receive training and equipment with the goal of achieving biomedical self-sustainability. Program participants currently include the two Haitian hospitals, as well as one in Honduras.

TriMedx Foundation is currently seeking volunteers with biomedical equipment and training experience to apply to serve in Haiti this year. For more information on the volunteer application process, please contact merrill.brown@trimedxfoundation.org.

Since 2004, TriMedx Foundation has evaluated, repaired and donated medical equipment worth more than $2.5 million to third-world countries. Not only does the organization provide modern equipment for communities in need, its founding organization, TriMedx, and sister company, Axess Ultrasound, provide technicians and engineers to repair, install and train locals to maintain life-saving devices.

About the TriMedx Foundation

The TriMedx Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 2004 to raise the standard of healthcare across the globe. Coordinating numerous medical mission trips each year, the Foundation provides critical medical equipment and clinical engineering technicians to hospitals and clinics in developing nations. Today, the Foundation operates thanks to generous donations from equipment vendors, healthcare providers, technical staff and other friends of the Foundation. To discover more or to make a donation, please visit www.trimedxfoundation.org.

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