ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH), formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, today announced that it is donating $400,000 in medical supplies to MedShare for earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. The supplies include surgical gowns, protective masks and examination gloves.
"Our hearts go out to the citizens of Nepal during this very difficult time," said Robert Abernathy, chairman and CEO, Halyard Health. "At Halyard, our mission is to advance health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery. We are pleased to be a long-time partner with a great organization like MedShare and to help make a real difference where and when it matters most."
MedShare's mission addresses two critical issues: 1) the healthcare needs of underserved populations throughout the world, and 2) the environmental threat of discarded surplus medical supplies and equipment. Shipments of surplus medical supplies and equipment from MedShare have decreased our landfill waste, and brought healing and the promise of better lives to countless patients in over 95 countries.
From the beginning, one Halyard Health product – examination gloves – has been on every MedShare shipment:
- 17.6 million exam gloves have been donated
- Donated exam gloves have been distributed to over 95 countries
- Over 3.3 million pounds of waste diverted from U.S. landfills
- Halyard has donated $23 million in products since 2008
About Halyard Health
Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH) is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today's most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard's business segments — Surgical & Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com.
Founded in Atlanta in 1998, MedShare sources essential, unused medical supplies and refurbished equipment and delivers them directly to underserved populations worldwide while protecting the U.S. environment. With offices in the Atlanta, New York, and San Francisco metropolitan areas, our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of people, communities, and the planet. For more information please visit www.medshare.org.
SOURCE Halyard Health