FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Donation provides needed equipment for patients in need of mobility
during therapy, treatments
JUPITER, Fla. (January 20, 2014) – Clinics Can Help, a local non-profit that donates surplus durable medical equipment and supplies to financially needy children and adults in the county has partnered with the Wheelchair Foundation to provide 10 children’s wheelchairs for Jupiter Medical Center this January. The wheelchairs will assist those undergoing therapy, testing and treatments, and who have limited mobility. As the premier not-for-profit healthcare provider in northern Palm Beach and southern Martin Counties, Jupiter Medical Center relies heavily on community support for maintaining its world-class service for its patients.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, as well as other cities and countries, the Wheelchair Foundation is a Division of Global Health and Education Foundation. The non-profit seeks to provide access to the more than 100 million children, teens and adults who are unable to afford a wheelchair and Clinics Can Help is a perfect partner for them in Palm Beach County.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide this assistance to Jupiter Medical Center,” says Clinics Can Help executive director, Owen O’Neill. “Clinics Can Help started by donating wheelchairs to those in need, which dovetails directly with the Wheelchair Foundation’s own mission. By partnering together, we were able to bring more than 120 wheelchairs for some of our area’s neediest patients.”
“Jupiter Medical Center is grateful to Clinics Can Help and the Wheelchair Foundation for graciously donating wheelchairs for our pediatric and adolescent patients,” said John D. Couris, President & CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “This donation signifies local businesses working together to provide world-class healthcare services to our patients and families we serve. With the recent announcement of our partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital, these wheelchairs will directly benefit even more pediatric patients throughout the region.”
To learn more about ways Clinics Can Help is supporting individuals, families and organizations in Palm Beach County through donations of medical equipment and supplies, please visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call (561) 640-2995.
ABOUT CLINICS CAN HELP
Clinics Can Help, a grass roots organization founded by local hospice nurse Owen O'Neill, started by donating wheelchairs and hospital beds to needy patients in 2005. Mr. O'Neill, with the help of the entire community, has since assisted over 1,400 clients by donating over $600,000 worth of recycled medical equipment. To arrange a loan of medical equipment, simply call Clinics Can Help at (561) 640-2995 or visit their West Palm Beach office 1550 Latham Rd., Unit #10 in West Palm Beach for more information or to complete a simple application.
ABOUT JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.
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