Eulen America Supporting UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic
Impressed with the impact the Pediatric Mobile Clinic has in the local community, Eulen America has pledged support to the clinic, which provides primary medical care to more than 3,000 children a year.
From UM News
MIAMI, Fla. (January 2014) – Eulen America has partnered with the University of Miami to provide support for the Miller School of Medicine’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic. Eulen company leadership is encouraging its employees to donate to the mobile clinic, and the company will match all employee contributions.
“As part of our corporate philosophy, we believe in giving back to the communities where we do business,” says Brent Blake, Eulen America CFO and vice president of corporate strategy. “We could not think of a better project to make a direct and positive impact within Miami-Dade County than the opportunity to provide health care to children. Eulen America looks forward to a productive and long-lasting partnership with the University of Miami.”
Dr. F. Daniel Armstrong, professor and associate chairman of pediatrics, and Dr. Judy Schaechter, associate professor and interim chair of pediatrics, from the Department of Pediatrics at the Miller School of Medicine, made a compelling presentation to Eulen America employees about the history of the mobile clinic and its accomplishments. Led by the Mobile Clinic’s Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Gwynn, who is also assistant professor of pediatrics, the healthcare staff of the Mobile Clinic deliver quality medical care to disadvantaged children and families in Miami-Dade County, linking them to critical services they otherwise would not receive. The mobile clinic was parked at Miami International Airport, affording Eulen employees an opportunity to tour it and hear directly from medical staff about the health care services provided free of charge to children in underserved communities.
The Pediatric Mobile Clinic was established in 1992 in response to Hurricane Andrew. Services provided include well-visits, sports physicals, immunizations, management of chronic conditions, urgent care, mental health, and social work.
The clinic serves more than 3,000 children a year who are without health insurance and access to medical providers. The clinic also provides education and training to combat preventable diseases.