At Midmark, we believe that all patients deserve accessible, quality healthcare and are committed to doing our part to make it happen. For us, this means more than designing
equipment that improves the healthcare experience for both patients and providers and increases access for patients with mobility limitations. It means playing a role in expanding healthcare accessibility around the world.
Our trade-in program is just one example of how Midmark, together with our customers, is making a positive difference in accessibility to quality care. The 2021trade-in program was exceptionally successful. We collected 1,000 eligible exam tables, which is valued at approximately $500,000 and is the largest one-time donation of tables from Midmark’s trade-in program.
The tables were primarily donated to World Vision, which refurbished and delivered them to clinics around the world that provide healthcare to children and families in remote areas of developing countries. World Vision, which is dedicated to providing healthcare to developing countries, is Midmark’s largest international, non-government organization (NGO) partnership.
Through our unique trade-in program and our longstanding relationship with World Vision, these exam tables are getting a second life helping provide better care and improve medical services around the world.
As part of our trade-in program, Midmark offers customers rebates on eligible products purchased with a valid equipment trade-in. Eligible products purchased include Midmark IQecg, Midmark HEINE diagnostic instruments and Midmark Barrier-Free exam chairs.
This year’s donation was especially challenging given the logistical constraints being felt around the globe. Our customers really stepped up, often covering freight charges and donating labor to help load the donated equipment and get it to where it needed to be.
In fact, there were instances where customers worked with us months in advance to develop a logistics strategy, involving multiple delivery dates, multiple locations in remote areas and special space requirements at locations. As was often the case, the strategies needed to be continually refined considering the extenuating logistics circumstances exacerbated by COVID-19 and a shortage of trailers, drivers, and storage space. One customer even volunteered to transport their exam tables to a location over 300 miles away.
Since the beginning of our relationship with World Vision in 2005, Midmark has donated approximately 10,000 exam tables. These tables have been given to clinics all around the world, including Ghana, Nicaragua, Zambia and Burundi.
We thank all of our customers who participated in our trade-in program in 2021and throughout the existence of the program. While they are getting a rebate on a new table, they are also helping to increase accessibility to quality healthcare in rural areas where it is needed most.
For more information on Midmark’s relationship with World vision, visit www.worldvision.org/corporate/2021/04/20/midmark-world-vision.