DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Health System has donated 50,000 scrub tops and pants to Project CURE that will help doctors and nurses in developing countries provide a more sterile environment in locations that lack basic medical resources, the company says.
“Our hospitals support numerous community organizations and programs, and we’re proud to donate these resources to help others in need,” says Dan McDow, chief operating officer for Iowa Health System’s Consolidated Services.
Since 2005, Iowa Health System has contributed more than $1 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to Project CURE. Previous donations include operating room lights and carts, perfusion pumps and patient beds.
Project CURE is the registered trademark of the Benevolent Healthcare Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian relief organization that collects donated medical supplies and equipment and delivers them to developing countries.