Medical Bridges welcomes Bridges, a group of energetic young professionals that was formed to support the mission of Medical Bridges, create awareness and proved the platform to bridge the young leaders of our community with opportunities to serve underprivileged countries through networking and social events. Medical Bridges wishes the newly formed Bridges great success in this endeavor.
On June 28th, members of the Medical Bridges Board of Directors "stepped into the shoes" of the sort room crew. They had the opportunity to identify, sort and box medical supplies.
The Medical Bridges staff extends a huge THANK YOU! to our board members, not only for their volunteering in the sort room, but most especially for their many hours of service and support all year long.
Medical Bridges recognizes that its volunteers are the healing hands to those who lack basic medical equipment and supplies. It is through their support and efforts that Medical Bridges can achieve its goal- to bridge the healthcare gap worldwide.
One of our regular volunteers is Dr. David Powner, a retired critical care physician who while working in the Neurotrauma ICU at Memorial Hermann Hospital felt drawn to the support of the Hospital’s medical staff and volunteers gathering supplies for Medical Bridges. The desire to volunteer at Medical Bridges, after retirement, just felt natural to Dr. Powner. Dr. Powner joined our volunteer team in 2012 and we are extremely grateful for his continued dedication, time and expertise. Thank you Dr. Powner you are a true testament of the power of giving.
On March 18th and 19th, Medical Bridges hosted a delegation from the Cote d’Ivoire representing Mutuelles des Agents de la Direction des Impots (MADGI) The visit to Medical Bridges was arranged by long-time Medical Bridges partner, Global Assistance.
Mr. Jean Bouadou, International Development Director, and Dr. Jeffrey Bouadou, USA Medical Advisor, introduced Mr. Paul Nioble, MADGI General Administrator, and Mr. Alain Kadio, Chief Biomedical Technician to the Medical Bridges team.
Medical Bridges participated in Texas A&M’s Kyle Field Day organized by the Memorial Student Center FISH (Freshmen in Service and Hosting). Kyle Field Day provides A&M students an opportunity to actively engage in service and seek continued involvement in the community.
The Eighth Annual Service Awards Dinner on April 23rd at the beautiful Cohen House on the Rice University campus was a great success. Thank you for attending to acknowledge the Power of Giving and to honor those who played a significant role in making 2014 a successful year for Medical Bridges. We are truly blessed to have the support of so many loyal and generous champions of our mission.
The much awaited Operation MOAS 2 was launched by MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) in partnership with Doctors without Borders, at noon on 2 May 2015. In less than 24 hours, MY Phoenix was directed toward a vessel which was reported to be in distress and carrying over 350 men, women, and children. The MY Phoenix Operations Team scrambled the Remote Piloted Aircraft to locate the vessel.
On April 25 a violent earthquake rocked Nepal, killing thousands of people and injuring thousands more. A second major (magnitude 7.3) earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday May 12th - just 17 days after the first devastating quake.
Thanks to your support Medical Bridges is able to supply teams of aid workers traveling to Nepal to help with relief efforts. Please continue to support our work so that we may continue to assist those who are first on the ground to help in times of disaster and devastation.
This past February, CEO Dorothy Bolettieri, Mr. George Bolettieri, Director of Business Development and Mr. Al Carrasco, Director of Global Services had the pleasure of visiting La Antigua, Guatemala, home of Virgen del Socorro, a five-building patient facility that is being constructed by Asociación Amigos Pro Obras Sociales (AAPOS) under the guidance of Mr. Michael Ascoli, one of the founding members of AAPOS.
On March 28th, members of the Medical Bridges Board of Directors “stepped into the shoes” of the sort room crew. They had the opportunity to identify, sort and box medical supplies. “It was very enlightening to be on this side for a few hours,” said one of the directors. The Medical Bridges staff extends a huge THANK YOU! to our board members, not only for their volunteering in the sort room, but most especially for their many hours of service and support all year long.