Hillcrest Foundation Grants $40,000 to MediSend International

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Funding will facilitate essential building improvements in the organization's global headquarters.

The Hillcrest Foundation, founded by Mrs. W. W. Caruth, Sr., has awarded MediSend International a $40,000 grant for the purchase and installation of a new security system in the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center, MediSend’s global headquarters in North Dallas. The grant was announced on May 26th for the year 2011.

The Elisabeth Dahan Center is home to MediSend’s internationally respected Biomedical Repair Training Program™ and its state-of-the-art biomedical repair training laboratories. Trainees from around the world come to Dallas to attend the program designed in response to the critical global shortage of professionally trained biomedical technicians. MediSend has returned over seventy certified biomedical technicians to Angola, Chad, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, India, Haiti and Kazakhstan, many the first such professional technicians in these countries

The Elisabeth Dahan Center also houses MediSend’s distribution warehouse from which hundreds of tons of medical equipment and supplies are shipped to developing country hospitals annually.

“We are extremely grateful to the Hillcrest Foundation for this generous funding. Our mission will be enhanced by this increased security,” said Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend.

For the fourth consecutive year, Medisend has earned a four-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest ranking for financial management. Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities. Only eight percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned four-star rankings for four consecutive years.                

About MediSend                                                                                                                        
Medisend International is a global leader and innovator in transforming healthcare systems in developing countries. Medisend is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide programs specifically designed to meet the needs and challenges of developing country hospitals. Programs include essential professional training and education in biomedical technologies, technical support, the design of biomedical repair laboratories, and the distribution of medical supplies, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.

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LOU ANN YORK
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