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Atrium Health Navicent Donates Medical Supplies for Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine

Thermometers, exam gloves, cleaning supplies and more donated to Ukrainian hospitals in need

As part of its “For All” mission, Atrium Health Navicent has donated 78 pallets of medical supplies, enough to fill three tractor trailers, to charities providing humanitarian assistance in war-torn Ukraine. The conflict in the Ukraine has had devastating effects on the country’s hospitals which are in dire need of medical supplies as health workers provide critical care to civilians and wounded soldiers. The region also faces challenges associated with infectious disease risk and the vulnerabilities experienced by the millions of people who have been displaced.

“In addition to increasing access to high-quality health care for members of our own community, it’s important that we extend our “For All” mission to others in their time of need,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “We are proud to share these much-needed supplies with doctors and nurses in the Ukraine so they can better care for the sick and injured patients who rely on their medical intervention for survival. Thanks to the International Ukrainian Crisis Fund and Project C.U.R.E. for their partnership in delivering these supplies.”

The more than 35 tons of medical supplies donated include thermometers, exam gloves, cleaning supplies and other items which will be delivered and distributed by the International Ukrainian Crisis Fund and Project C.U.R.E. non-profit organizations to hospitals in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine and the country’s most populous city.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, United States hospitals grappled with supply-chain difficulties, and we can only imagine the struggles felt by Ukrainian hospitals during this time of conflict. We’re pleased to make this donation in hopes that our Ukrainian counterparts can use these supplies to provide medical care during their time of need,” said Charles Platt, assistant vice president of Supply Chain Management for Atrium Health Navicent.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.

About Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to address the staggering shortage of medical resources around the world. Since our humble beginnings in a garage in Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. has become the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment and services to doctors and nurses serving the sick and dying in more than 135 countries. Each week Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately three to five semitruck-sized ocean containers packed with the medical equipment and supplies desperately needed to save lives in hospitals and clinics in resource-limited countries. Project C.U.R.E. is supported by over 30,000 volunteers annually and operates distribution warehouses in seven U.S. cities. In addition to our global work, Project C.U.R.E. pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support the need for PPE and medical equipment in the U.S. Since March 2020, Project C.U.R.E. provided more than 15 semitruck loads of medical aid, which equates to 4.5+ million pieces and nearly $5 million of PPE for healthcare workers and first responders. For more information, visit: www.projectcure.org.