Lourdes & Midmark Deliver Exam Tables to Africa
By WestKyStar & Lourdes Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Midmark, Corp. recently partnered with Mercy Health and Lourdes, to deliver nearly 300 used examination tables to 10 areas of Africa in need of medical equipment.

In May, nearly 300 old exam tables from various Mercy Health locations, including Paducah and Irvine, KY, as well as Cincinnati, Lima, Lorain, Springfield, Urbana, Tiffin, Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio, were removed and shipped to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and other regions in Africa in desperate need of medical equipment. The remaining tables that were replaced were recycled within the Mercy Health system for new projects and replacements.

Cynthia Dobrzynski, Vice President of Mission Integration at Lourdes Hospital, says this project is in line with Lourdes and Mercy Health’s mission to help the poor and underserved. “We were delighted to know that we could donate our former exam tables to areas in dire need of medical equipment. It’s exciting that the exam tables have continued purpose and a new life helping with patient care in Africa.”
To ship and distribute the used equipment, Midmark worked in collaboration with World Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting children, families and their communities worldwide.

Published 08:37 PM, Tuesday Aug. 01, 2017
Updated 10:13 AM, Friday Aug. 04, 2017

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