The International Medical Outreach (IMO) Program, a partnership between Heineman Medical Outreach, Inc. and Carolinas HealthCare System, has been involved for many years with medical assistance in support of professional and technological advances to countries in need.

From cardiology services to equipment donations for education and sustainable healthcare, our program has helped make the following notable contributions:

  • Co-founded UNICAR (Unidad de Cirugia Cardiovascular de Guatemala), largest heart institute in Central America (Guatemala City)
  • Helped perform and train for first open heart surgeries in Guatemala and Belize, as well as the first heart transplant in Costa Rica
  • Helped open Central America’s only children’s burn hospital (San Pedro Sula)
  • Donated more than 6,000 computers to the Technology to Educate project, aimed at improving education in public schools across Guatemala
  • Bridged medical technology gap with communications portals between Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (Charlotte) and facilities in Guatemala City (UNICAR) and in Belize City (Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital)
  • Helped furnish, restore adult and pediatric Intensive Care Units in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
  • Donated cardiac catheterization laboratories throughout Central America
  • Created network of echocardiography stations in rural hospitals in Guatemala

Click on a country from the list below to learn how we have helped touch the lives of thousands of patients in countries across the globe:


BELIZE* Ghana Moldova
Bulgaria HAITI* Panama
Cameroon HONDURAS* Philippines
China Hungary Romania
Congo Israel Russia
Costa Rica Italy Syria
Dominican Republic KENYA* TANZANIA*
El Salvador Liberia Uganda
England Lithuania Zimbabwe
France Macedonia
Germany Mexico

*ongoing projects