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Sunday, September 27, 2015

North Texans Team Up to Deliver Medical Supplies to Syrian Refugees

Great to see Texas based medical activism. Healthcare organizations have the capacity to greatly assist in the refugee humanitarian endeavor. U.S. hospitals generate more than two million tons of medical waste each year. Much of that waste is unused medical supplies and equipment. The top 10 for-profit and non-profit hospital systems in the U.S. can collectively make a massive difference through donation of their surplus through medical charities like Top 10 Largest Hospital Systems (Becker's Review): 1. Community Health Systems (Brentwood, Tenn.) — 188 2. Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.) — 166 3. Ascension Health (St. Louis) — 75 4. Tenet Healthcare (Dallas) — 74 5. LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.) — 56 6. Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.) — 44 7. Catholic Health Initiatives (Denver) — 39 8. Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.) — 37 9. Adventist Health System (Winter Park, Fla.) — 35 10. Prime Healthcare Services (Ontario, Calif.) — 32 Let's come together and allay this humanitarian crisis.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD On Friday, Baylor Scott & White Health's Faith in Action Initiatives (FIAI) is joining forces with Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. to help Syrian refugees who have been displaced by civil war. The Perots are underwriting the costs associated with delivering essential medical supplies and equipment to Hung…

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