In March 2011, MedShare formally launched its New York Regional Council. The Council works to cultivate relationships in the area in support of the MedShare mission. Our successful partnership with North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, to reclaim and distribute medical supplies and equipment, is the first step towards serving all the healthcare systems in the region. The New York Sorting Center will open in northern New Jersey in the winter of 2013, enabling us to collect and sort surplus medical supplies locally; offering expanded collection capacity and opportunities for extraordinary volunteer participation!
It is such an honor and privilege to participate in MedShare's expansion into the New York Tri-State Region, and I know that each one of our Regional Council members is as excited as I am to be a part of this most important mission. As our MedShare efforts expand, we need your support. I urge you to get involved by supporting our medical mission work. You can introduce us to new hospitals or manufacturers who have product to donate. Or you can volunteer your time at one of our events. Here, you will find information on our fundraising progress, how to support our mission (you can donate), news on recent and upcoming projects and events, hospital partners, and our regional council.
Please remember each donation makes a difference and will serve as an invaluable investment in the future of worldwide healthcare.
Thank you for your interest in MedShare.
-Sandy Tytel, Chair, New York Tri-State Regional Council
- Dr. Julius Garvey, a surgeon affiliated with Long Island Jewish Medical Center, sponsored a container to St. Ann's Bay Hospital in Jamaica. The container, scheduled to ship in late November, will provide much-needed medical supplies and equipment to St. Ann's Bay, the main hospital for the Jamaica's Northeast region of 360,000 people.
- North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, our partner in New York, recently sent a generous donation of hospital beds and mattresses to MedShare. 150 beds were shipped with the appropriate transformers on 3 separate containers to Ghana Health Services in Accra, Ghana. The primary hospital that will be benefitting from these beds is Achimota Hospital, which serves 12,500 people per year. Unfortunately, this is one of those instances where they currently don’t have enough beds, causing many patients to have to simply make do with the hospital floor. In addition to the Achimota Hospital, the remaining beds will be spread out across the district.
Container bound for Ghana
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