Who We Are

Since its establishment in 1943, the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte has been engaged in local and international humanitarian projects, primarily medical assistance through the donation of medical equipment as well as education to promote better living standards and sustainable healthcare.

Heineman has partnered with Carolinas HealthCare System to establish the International Medical Outreach (IMO) Program. View the following video for a glimpse of the work of the IMO Program around the world:

What We Do

In addition to sending material assistance, the IMO Program often sends volunteer physicians, technicians, nurses and hospital administrators to counterpart institutions to provide clinical and technical education and training. These efforts are complemented by opportunities for recipient providers to visit Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), CHS’s largest hospital, for extended familiarization tours. These visits provide medical providers valuable opportunities to observe and study new clinical procedures and advanced medical technology.

As of today, the IMO Program has improved the health of patients in 26 countries throughout Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. In 2011 alone, the IMO Program provided more than $2.5 million in services, refurbished medical equipment and materials to industrially underdeveloped countries, and facilitated the exchange of many hours of medical education and training opportunities…read more