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.
The Heineman Foundation has partnered with Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the country’s largest non-profit systems, to establish the International Medical Outreach (IMO) Program. With support from foundations, firms and individuals, the IMO Program actively provides equipment and supplies donations to clinics and hospitals worldwide. These contributions improve and, in many instances, establish programs geared toward public health and individual patient care. Due to the Program’s relationship with Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, many of these programs focus on cardiac care.
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…read more