MedShare Ships Container to Panama’s Hospital San Miguel Arcangel


A 40- foot container filled with medical humanitarian aid destined for Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in Panama was loaded and shipped out of MedShare’s Western Regional Distribution Center yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

The hospital is one of the largest government run public health institutions in the country, with about 170,000 patients seen annually, a large percentage being indigent populations unable to pay for services.

The medical director selected approximately 1,000 pieces of medical supplies and equipment to go on the container, including:

  • ambu bags
  • abdominal pads
  • laryngeal mask airways
  • lab coats
  • needles
  • gauze dressings
  • an electrosurgical unit
  • layrngoscopes
  • nebulizers
  • exam tables
  • and much more!

Many thanks to the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and Corporation for sponsoring this humanitarian aid shipment!