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Wednesday Jun. 01, 2022
Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System and CITY Furniture Team Up to Donate Medical and Surgical Supplies to Global Surgical and Medical Support Group for Ukraine

Ukraine Donation Team members that participated in the eventToday, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System and CITY Furniture teamed up to donate medical and surgical supplies to Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, a South Florida nonprofit that is currently on the ground in Ukraine.

The 16 pallets of much-needed medical supplies, which includes orthopaedic devices, PPE and catheters, were loaded into a container at CITY Furniture’s Tamarac office, which will be transported to Poland before being distributed to hospitals and clinics in Ukraine. The shipment, which is valued at more than $100,000, is scheduled to arrive in early August.

Global Surgical and Medical Support Group is a 501c3 non-profit organization comprised of more than 1,500 medical professionals and U.S. Special Operations Forces veterans. The physician-led organization provides the highest level surgical and acute trauma care training in conflict zones and austere settings around the globe.

“Global Surgical and Medical Support Group has been providing these urgent care services on the ground inside Ukraine since the beginning of the war,” said Dr. David Epstein, a member of the nonprofit’s executive leadership team, and a physician with Memorial Healthcare System. “We have no doubt that this collaboration will make a tremendous difference.”

Additional donations of medical equipment and PPE were provided by Broward Health Foundation, Audie Rolnick, M.D., of the Orthopaedic Center of South Florida, as well as Broward Health physicians Sunil Kumar, M.D., and Joel Rush, D.O. CITY Furniture donated the shipping container and will handle all logistically needs to ensure its safe transport overseas.

ABOUT BROWARD HEALTH
Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.

ABOUT MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient, physician, and employee satisfaction. It is highly regarded for a patient and family-centered approach that prioritizes multi-disciplinary collaboration, research, innovation, and transparency. A South Florida-based academic medical center, Memorial is committed to healing the body, mind, and spirit of those it cares for at six hospitals (including Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital), numerous primary, urgent, and 24/7 care facilities, a health specialty center, and nursing home. To learn more, visit mhs.net and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

ABOUT CITY FURNITURE:
CITY Furniture, a South-Florida based, family-owned American furniture and mattress retailer and fine upholstery manufacturer and one of America’s Top 100 furniture retailers, operates over twenty-one showrooms from Miami through Vero Beach, and in Southwest and Central Florida, as well as fourteen Ashley Home Store showrooms as the brand’s Southeast and Southwest Florida licensee. For more information, please visit: www.cityfurniture.com.