Medical Aid Program puts TMC’s old equipment to new uses

When Tucson Medical Center replaces medical equipment and other items, what happens to the surplus material?

Thanks to a growing relationship with the American Medical Aid Program, those valuable ‘leftovers’ can now be repurposed to serve needy populations. Tied to the 3000 Club Medical Reclamation Project, the American Medical Aid Program helps save lives by recovering medical gear and other resources for redistribution to people with critical needs locally, nationally and globally.

As new beds rolled into the outdoor staging area, the old beds were prepared for donation

As new beds rolled into the outdoor staging area, the old beds were prepared for donation

The biggest project in the new relationship involves a significant hospital bed switchover. TMC replaced about 360 beds with new high-tech versions. The old med/surg beds were rolled onto trucks and delivered to the 3000 Club’s new facility on Toole Avenue. At about $100 per bed, that would represent a donation of more than $35,000. Additional equipment that TMC donates would include computers and other products that can be reused in other locations.

The 3000 Club is the same organization that sponsors Market on the Move, the low-cost produce market that has included TMC among its community distribution sites. Since 2008, their American Medical Aid Program has helped deliver medical resources directly to underserved populations in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and the Philippines.Bed donations

 

 

 

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