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2013 IMO Annual Report


View our 2013 Annual Report (PDF), a glimpse of our activities over the past year.

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Letter from Founder and Vice President, Francis Robicsek, MD, PhD

As part of Carolinas HealthCare System's International Medical Outreach program led by Dr. Francis Robicsek, more than 7,000 computer parts have been donated in the span of a year. This will help to lower the attrition rate of school children and improve the future of Guatemala.
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From Nicaragua to Kenya, learn how Carolinas HealthCare System's International Medical Outreach Program, a partnership with the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, works with medical facilities in more than 30 nations, creating networks for support in under-served communities and changing the way healthcare is delivered around the globe.

The International Medical Outreach (IMO) Program—a collaboration between Carolinas HealthCare System and the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte (Heineman)—has a 50-year history of delivering medical assistance globally and of establishing sustainable healthcare in medically underserved countries.

It helps create and improve programs geared toward public health and individual patient care throughout Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe by providing free educational opportunities to international medical personnel and free equipment to hospitals and clinics. As of today, the IMO Program has improved the health of patients in numerous countries through its contributions to major projects.

The Program’s medical equipment donations are made possible in large part by its access to a wide variety of equipment and materials removed from CHS facilities. Although such materials no longer meet the needs of facilities in the United States, they are fully functional and serviceable for areas internationally that lack comparable resources.

The IMO Program also sends volunteer physicians, technicians, nurses and hospital administrators from Carolinas HealthCare System to counterpart institutions globally to provide on-site training. Due to the Program’s strong relationship with Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute physicians and staff, the majority of its international projects and medical education offerings are centered on cardiac care.

These efforts are complemented by opportunities for recipient providers to visit Carolinas HealthCare System’s largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), in Charlotte, NC, for extended familiarization tours. These visits provide valuable opportunities for international medical personnel to observe and study new clinical procedures and advanced medical technology in the United States.

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1001 Blythe Blvd., Suite 604
Charlotte, NC 28203

Theresa R. Johnson Coordinator, IMO Program
Email: Theresa R. Johnson
704-446-2488

 

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