Stryker Endoscopy Selects MedShare as Recipient of Surplus Medical Equipment Donations
November 21, 2011 by MedShare
Leading medical technology company partners with nonprofit to give medical equipment a second life.
Stryker Endoscopy, a division of Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, named MedShare their chosen partner for donating surplus medical equipment. This relationship will give these useable items a second life in developing countries.
Stryker’s relationship with MedShare, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that recovers medical supplies from hospitals and manufacturers and sends them to underserved healthcare facilities in developing countries, is part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to provide life-enhancing products and work with healthcare providers in innovative ways that help them restore health to their patients and advance sustainable change to improve the quality of patient care. Stryker’s selection of MedShare was based on the nonprofit’s commitment to quality, as well as the credibility they have earned with global partners.
“Stryker Endoscopy is proud to partner with MedShare and we look forward to working together to make a positive impact on healthcare, the environment, and families around the world.”, said Mark Lipscomb, Vice President of HR for Stryker Endoscopy.
The organization will donate a wide variety of equipment and consumables to MedShare, including arthroscopy, laparoscopy, urology and sports medicine surgical tools. Stryker employees will also assess and repair all items prior to donation, an effort in line with MedShare’s commitment to ensure all equipment sent to recipient hospitals is immediately useable upon arrival.
“We are honored that Stryker has selected MedShare to responsibly recover and redistribute their surplus medical equipment,” said Meridith Rentz, CEO of MedShare. “These items are greatly-needed in countries around the world, and strategic partnerships such as this are what enable us to make a difference and improve healthcare systems.”
MedShare is an innovative nonprofit with a dual mission to deliver surplus medical supplies to underserved populations around the world while lessening the impact of medical waste in the U.S. The organization has delivered 700 40-foot containers of humanitarian aid to health facilities in 88 developing countries.
MedShare is a US 501(c)3 organization that bridges the gap between surplus and need to improve healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at www.medshare.org.
About Stryker Corporation
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies including reconstructive implants, medical and surgical equipment, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.
About Stryker Endoscopy
Stryker Endoscopy is a division of the Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Stryker Endoscopy offers an extensive minimally invasive product portfolio including arthroscopic, laparoscopic, urologic, gynecologic and visualization platforms. For more information about Stryker Endoscopy, visit:www.stryker.com/endoscopy.