Medical Bridges visits Obras in La Antigua Guatemala
This past February, CEO Dorothy Bolettieri, Mr. George Bolettieri, Director of Business Development and Mr. Al Carrasco, Director of Global Services had the pleasure of visiting La Antigua, Guatemala, home of Virgen del Socorro, a five-building patient facility that is being constructed by Asociación Amigos Pro Obras Sociales (AAPOS) under the guidance of Mr. Michael Ascoli, one of the founding members of AAPOS.
Touring Virgen Del Socorro, the Medical Bridges team was impressed by the well thought out design and utilization of the vast grounds. During the tour, they saw firsthand some of the medical equipment, such as patient monitors and hospital beds that Medical Bridges sent on the 12 shipments. With Guatemala's poverty rate being one of the highest in Latin America, The Virgen del Socorro Project is expected to fill a huge gap in quality healthcare services. (Read more)
Board Volunteer Day
On March 28th, members of the Medical Bridges Board of Directors "stepped into the shoes" of the sort room crew. They had the opportunity to identify, sort and
box medical supplies. "It was very enlightening to be on this side for a few hours," said one of the directors. The Medical Bridges staff extends a huge THANK YOU! to our board members, not only for their volunteering in the sort room, but most especially for their many hours of service and support all year long.
Julie Hoffman-Ramos: Committed to Our Mission
The Bank of New York Mellon staff members have been volunteering at Medical Bridges for the past three years. We had the pleasure of talking with Mrs. Julie Hoffman-Ramos, Vice President for BNY Mellon.
Day in and day out, Medical Bridges' volunteers pack
around our sort room tables to learn the process of identifying, sorting and packing medical supplies. Julie Hoffman-Ramos commented, "I may be sorting and packing boxes, but I feel I am contributing in sending aid to someone in need. (Read More)
Jeff Davis HS Students Visit Medical Bridges
Medical Bridges' volunteers come to us from all walks of life. In March, we welcomed students from the Jefferson Davis High School DECA club located on Quitman Street in Houston, TX; DECA is an international organization which teaches leadership, personal development, and business skills through competitions and hands-on experiences. Ms. Vicki Barrington chaperoned the students and enlightened us with her delightful feedback of the students' time at Medical Bridges. "I enjoyed working with the students on-site. I was impressed with how each of my students skillfully checked expiration dates and counted medical supplies for each shipment." Attention to detail in sorting and counting is important, so the meticulous way the Davis students performed was certainly noticed by the Medical Bridges staff. (Read More)