UTMC staff donates scrubs to medical mission

December 23, 2010 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The nursing staff at The University of Toledo Medical Center has donated more than 100 scrubs to benefit medical teams providing care in some of the world’s neediest countries.

A donation drive was held Dec. 6-17 to collect scrubs the staff wished to donate to the UT Medical Mission Hall of Fame for medical teams who would use them while serving in areas such as Haiti, Honduras, Tanzania and Guatemala. The drive collected 101 scrub tops and bottoms.

“I’m proud of the giving spirit of our UTMC team who truly answered the call to help others this holiday season,” said Dr. Scott Scarborough, interim vice president and executive director of UTMC, and senior vice president for finance and administration. “The donated scrubs will hopefully be a nice surprise for the medical professionals donating their time and talents to help patients in underserved areas.”

There are about 40 medical missions under way and the plan is to donate several sets of scrubs to each mission, said Dr. Lawrence V. Conway, president of the UT Medical Mission Hall of Fame and professor emeritus of finance at the University.

“It will be a great help to these individuals because it is a sign of support that other people recognize what they are doing,” Conway said.

The UT Medical Mission Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 by Conway to provide the personnel, equipment and medicine necessary for medical missions around the world. In the last year, more than 6,000 patients have been served by the Medical Mission Hall of Fame.

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