MedShare

Bridging the gap between surplus and need.

MedShare Headquarters and Southeast Region Distribution and Volunteer Center

Welcome to MedShare's Headquarters and Southeast Distribution and Volunteer Center! As a result of A.B. Short and Bob Freeman's vision, we began our mission of bridging the gap between surplus and need in 1998. We've since served the Southeast by partnering with local hospitals and saving tons of medical supplies from landfills. To date, we've shipped 670 containers of medical supplies and equipment to countries in need. Below, you will find information on our facility location, how to support our mission (you can volunteer or donate), news on recent and upcoming projects and events, hospital partners, and key staff.

-Angeline Fife, Chair, Southeast Regional Council

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MedShare celebrates National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week (April 21 – 27) was a time to celebrate people helping people. This week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. It’s thanks to dedicated volunteers that inspect, sort and prepare the medical supplies for shipments that MedShare is able to help people living in medically underserved communities.

MedShare relies heavily on its volunteers to get life-saving medical supplies to people who desperately need them – we’re thankful for all 18,000 of our volunteers that work in our Atlanta and San Francisco facilities annually! We even have many “regular volunteers” that have been sorting at MedShare consistently for over 10 years!

Some of our notable groups during this past National Volunteer Week include:

Chick-fil-A: helped save 7655 pounds of medical supplies from entering our landfills, made 1104 boxes (and thanks for the delicious biscuits!)
WellPoint/Blue Cross Blue Shield: helped save 2168 pounds of medical supplies from entering our landfills, made248 boxes
MJCCA: helped save 1137 pounds of medical supplies from entering our landfills, made 148 boxes
Emory Emeritus College: helped save 79 pounds of sutures from entering our landfills, and sorted through 965 individual sutures
KC Seniors: helped save 186 pounds of medical supplies from entering our landfills, made 36 boxes
Wednesday Regulars (Zoo Crew): helped save 644 pounds of medical supplies from entering our landfills, made 32 boxes
Novartis: 16,500 Novartis employees in 56 countries are engaging in service to help their local communities to celebrate their Community Partnership Day

Thank you, all, for your dedicated service!
Click here for more information
about volunteering with MedShare. We’d love to host you or your group!

Shipment Profile

For the first time, Isaie Jeanty Maternity Hospital in Haiti was able to give this premature baby a chance at life with the use of an incubator donated through MedShare's surplus recovery program. Previously, an at risk infant born at this hospital would have been dangerously transported in a shoebox on a motor vehicle to a nearby facility that may have access to an incubator. MedShare was able to give doctors and nurses the courage to take this leap, a family will hold their baby for the first time, and the joys of new life will be experienced. Thank you, Northside Hospital, for your doantion of this incubator!

Recent Southeast Region Shipments

  • Haiti

    Hopital Sainte Croix
    Medical Beneficiaries
  • Haiti

    Action and Solidarity Against Poverty
    Food for the Poor
  • Haiti

    Hopital OFATMA
    OFATMA

Southeast Regional Council

Regional Councils generate awareness of MedShare in our areas of operations and raise funds to support and sustain the organization’s healthcare, humanitarian aid, and environmental mission. They link MedShare’s work to the communities we serve and are a supportive resource to the board and management.

• Angeline Fife, Chair
• Jena Abernathy
• Dr. David Apple
• Carl C. Capelouto, M.D.
• Josh Covett
• Sally Dean
• Heather Fenton
• Cathy A. Harper
• Angèle Hawkins
• Cary Ichter
• Tim Kelly
• Carol Moore
• John T. O’Connor
• Alawode Oladele, MD, MPH
• Dave Pass
• Glen Reed
• Paul N. Steinfeld
• Julia Yeager
• Ariana Zibilich

SOUTHEAST REGION HOSPITAL PARTNERS

• Atlanta Medical Center
• Atlanta VA Medical Center
• Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston
• Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
• DeKalb Medical Center
• Dekalb Medical Hillandale
• Emory Children's Center
• Emory Clinic
• Emory Midtown Hospital
• Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center at Executive Park
• Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital
• Emory University Hospital
• Emory Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
• Gentive Healthcare in Cumming
• Grady Memorial Hospital
• Gwinnett Medical Center
• Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth
• HCA Healthcare
• Lawrenceville Surgery Center
• Medical College of Georgia
• North Fulton Medical Center
• Northlake Surgical Center
• Northside Hospital
• Northside Meridian Mark Outpatient Surgery Center
• Piedmont Hospital
• Piedmont Fayette Hospital
• Piedmont Newnan Hospital
• Resurgens Surgical Center
• Rockdale Medical Center
• Southern Regional Medical Center
• Spalding Regional Medical Center
• Spivey Station Surgery Center
• Saint Joseph's Hospital
• Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
• Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital

Directions to our facility

From the North or South:

Take 75/85 N or 75/85 S to I-20 E
Take Exit 65 for Candler Road
Turn Right on Candler Road
Drive 1.7 miles and turn Right on Clifton Springs Road
Drive .2 miles and turn right at MedShare, 3240 Clifton Springs Road

From the West:

Take I-20 E
Take Exit 65 for Candler Road
Turn Right on Candler Road
Drive 1.7 miles and turn Right on Clifton Springs Road
Drive .2 miles and turn right at MedShare, 3240 Clifton Springs Road

From the East:

Take I-20 E
Take Exit 67A to merge onto I-285 S
Take Exit 48 for GA-155/Flat Shoals Rd
Turn Left on Flat Shoals
Turn Right on Clifton Springs Road
Drive .2 miles and turn right at MedShare, 3240 Clifton Springs Road 

Click map below for location info

3240 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, GA 30034
770.323.5858 (o)
770.323.4301 (f)

Key Staff

 Meridith L. Rentz, CEO and President
Charles Redding, Chief Operating Officer
Brenda Ball, Chief Financial Officer
Kimberly Alexander, Chief Development Officer
Nell Diallo, Vice President of Corporate & International Relations
Eben Amstrong, Director of Biomedical Training & Technical Services
Nicole Janes, Development Associate
Angie Bryan, Strategic Sourcing Manager
 Kim Lawson, Program & Administration Manager
Amanda Paniagua, Shipments Manager
 

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