By Sharon Aron Baron
On Wednesday, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System and CITY Furniture teamed up to donate medical and surgical supplies to Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, a South Florida nonprofit currently on the ground in Ukraine.
The 16 pallets of much-needed medical supplies, including braces, PPE and catheters, were loaded into a container at CITY Furniture’s Tamarac office and transported to Poland before being distributed to hospitals and clinics in Ukraine.
The shipment, worth more than $100,000, is expected to arrive in early August.
Global Surgical and Medical Support Group is a 501c3 nonprofit organization comprised of more than 1,500 medical professionals and veterans of the U.S. Special Operations Forces. The physician-led organization provides the highest level of training in surgery and acute trauma care in conflict zones and austere environments around the world.
“Global Surgical and Medical Support Group has been providing these emergency care services on the ground in Ukraine since the start of the war,” said Dr. David Epstein, a member of the nonprofit organization’s leadership team. and Memorial Healthcare System physician. . “We have no doubt that this collaboration will make a huge difference.”
The Broward Health Foundation provided additional medical equipment and PPE donations, Audie Rolnick, MD, of the South Florida Orthopedic Center, and Broward Health physicians Sunil Kumar, MD, and Joel Rush, DO
CITY Furniture donated the shipping container and will take care of all logistical needs to ensure its safe transportation overseas.
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