Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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Yale University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Yale Health Plan Donates Equipment to Haiti

In an effort to fulfill a goodwill mission and reduce 38 tons of waste , Yale Health Plan worked with the International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC), a non-profit organization that provides medical equipment to rebuild hospitals and clinics in impoverished areas worldwide, to donate approximately 6,000 medical equipment items to Haiti soon after the devastating earthquake hit the country.

Some of the items included: Patient monitors, exam lights, patient chairs, EKG machines, stools, scales and medication carts. IMEC Director, Dan DiBurro, stated "The impact of this donation is immense, and it is the biggest medical equipment donation that I've been involved with in my five-and-a-half years at IMEC," he says. "Everything was in pristine condition. [Reusing medical equipment like this] is good for our environment, too."

The equipment was used at 300-bed hospital in Mirebalais, 45 minutes from Port-Au-Prince. The hospital is being rebuilt after it was severely damaged in the earthquake. IMEC indicated that the Yale donation will take care of 20% of what the hospital needs.

This innovative and thoughtful project serves as an example of how University can make big impacts while achieving sustainability goals.


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