WHERE WE STARTED:
MediSend International was founded in 1990 as a 501 c(3) humanitarian organization with a singular mission: to collect and distribute surplus medical supplies to hospitals and clinics in underdeveloped countries, many with little or no healthcare systems at all. It was this founding mission that set MediSend on a path of embracing the comitment to serve others. In 2005, after visiting women’s and children’s hospitals in Africa, we discovered that we could make a more lasting and sustainable impact by also repairing and shipping medical equipment to hospitals desperately in need.
In 2006, one year after adding our medical equipment repair and distribution program to our mission, and much to our surprise, we discovered that our newly refurbished equipment had either not been installed or was broken due to lack of technical skills and knowledge of maintaining the equipment. It was at this point we realized that our most valuable contribution to the improvement of healthcare in impoverished countries could be in education.
In 2007 MediSend International launched the first developing country biomedical equipment repair training program, focused exclusively on professionally training indigenous technicians from developing countries.
WHAT WE DO NOW:
Today, ten years after the addition of MediSend’s International education programs, MediSend continues its work of distributing medical supplies and equipment to needy and underserved hospitals around the world. The international training program and school however, has evolved into a highly respected and recognized U.S. college, Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology, providing Certificate and Degree programs to U.S. undergraduate students, international students and to military veterans of the U.S. Armed Services. In 2017, Medisend College became a separate wholly owned educational subsidiary of MediSend International with its own
In addition to providing our students with the highest level of biomedical engineering technology training available, Medisend College distinguishes itself from all other technical universities and colleges in the country with its certified medical equipment refurbishing laboratory that serves two purposes: students use their acquired skills in a real-life practical setting, repairing and refurbishing donated medical equipment that is then made available to needy hospitals and communities in developing countries around the world. In this professional and humanitarian workshop environment, students both refine their skills and develop a natural sense of fulfillment through a commitment and service to others.
Our guiding principle is to save lives. We do this through three core values:
- We Enlighten
- We Encourage
- We Send Hope