Midmark trade-in program results in nearly 1,000 exam tables donated to World Vision

Sep 13, 2022, 08:25 AM


Since 2005, Midmark has donated more than 10,000 exam tables through the nonprofit organization

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2022 — Midmark Corp., a leading medical solutions provider focused on design of the clinical environment to improve the delivery of care, today announced its 2021 trade-in program collected 1,000 eligible exam tables. The tables were donated primarily to World Vision, where they are refurbished and delivered to clinics that provide healthcare to children and families in remote areas of developing countries. The donation, valued at approximately $500,000, is the largest one-time donation of tables from Midmark’s trade-in program.

“At Midmark, we believe that all patients deserve accessible, quality healthcare and are committed to doing our part to make this happen,” said Kurt Forsthoefel, director of medical marketing, Midmark. “Through our unique trade-in program and our longstanding relationship with World Vision, Midmark is helping provide better care and improve medical services that impact lives around the world.”

As part of its 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. Midmark has donated approximately 10,000 tables to World Vision since the beginning of its relationship with the organization in 2005. These tables have been given to clinics all around the world, including in Ghana, Nicaragua, Zambia and Burundi.

“We value our relationship with Midmark and appreciate everything the company and its teammates do to help ensure the equipment continues to play a role in providing quality care to those in need,” said Jack Laverty, director of corporate engagement, World Vision. “This year’s donation was especially challenging given the logistical constraints being felt around the globe. Midmark and its customers really stepped up, covering freight charges and donating labor to help the equipment get to where it needed to be.”

Along with increasing access to quality care in remote areas, there is also a sustainability benefit to this year’s donation of 1,000 exam tables. Each exam table weighs about 400 pounds, which means 200 tons of equipment was saved from being placed in landfills.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. With staff in nearly 100 countries, World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

For more information on Midmark’s commitment to making a positive difference, visit www.midmark.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility.

About Midmark—Medical

Midmark helps physicians and care teams deliver exceptional patient care through seamless room design, better equipment, smarter workflows and integrated technologies. For more than 50 years, we have used our knowledge and unmatched understanding of ambulatory and acute care environments to help our customers improve clinical outcomes and eliminate the barriers preventing seamless, well-coordinated patient care. Learn more at midmark.com/medical/resource-library.

About Midmark 

Midmark Corporation is the only clinical environmental design company that enables a better care experience for the medical, dental and animal health markets. With more than 2,200 teammates worldwide, Midmark focuses on harmonizing space, technology and workflows, creating a better experience for caregivers and patients at the point of care. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in the greater Dayton, Ohio, area, Midmark maintains production facilities, administrative offices, and the Midmark Experience and Technology Centers in Versailles, Ohio, with nine additional locations in the United States as well as subsidiaries in India and Italy. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com.