Dayton-based Midmark Corp. and Mercy Health partnered together to donate and deliver nearly 300 used examination tables to African countries in need of medical equipment.
Midmark, and Cincinnati-headquartered Mercy delivered the tables to 10 areas of Africa. In 2016, Midmark began consulting with Mercy Health to rethink the outpatient experience with the focus on driving a more consistent patient and staff experience across the healthcare system.
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The initiative resulted in new standards for patient positioning equipment, which led to the replacement of more than 475 exam tables.
“At Midmark, we believe all people deserve quality healthcare, and we are committed to doing our part to make this happen by helping get equipment where it is needed most,” said Mitch Eiting, global community relations manager for Midmark. “We are very grateful to World Vision for helping us make this possible.”
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In May, nearly 300 old exam tables from various Mercy Health locations, including Cincinnati, Lima, Lorain, Springfield, Urbana, Tiffin, Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio, as well as Irvine and Paducah, Ky., were removed and shipped to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and other regions in Africa in desperate need of medical equipment.
Headquartered in Dayton, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as seven other locations in the U.S. and international subsidiaries in India, Italy and the United Kingdom.
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