The funding will help provide veterans with advanced educational opportunities and a rapid pathway to jobs in the healthcare industry.
Dallas-based Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology has received a $20,399 grant from ORIX Foundation to support its mission of improving the lives of veterans and their families through education. With a firm commitment to the communities it serves, Medisend College trains veterans to become skilled biomedical equipment technicians. The grant will help provide new imaging, X-Ray test and calibration tools to deliver the most advanced training and education to veterans in the General Richard B. Myers Program at Medisend College.
“Our mission at ORIX Foundation is to advance education, strengthen communities and improve lives. As such, we are excited to be able to provide these funds to assist Medisend College in providing increased opportunities and resources for the veterans they serve,” said Autumn Schiele, ORIX Foundation Coordinator.
The constantly evolving healthcare industry requires the acquisition of the newest and most sophisticated training equipment. In order to train veterans and meet the requirements necessary to protect and save lives, it is imperative that they learn on the best equipment and with the latest curriculum.
“The safety and health of families that will receive proper diagnosis and treatment as a result of our graduates’ training is paramount. Our new, state-of-the-art Imaging and X-Ray laboratories serve to provide peak levels of proficiency. The generosity of ORIX Foundation will help ensure that we continue to maintain the highest standards,” said General Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medisend College, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and current President of Kansas State University.
Under Myers’ leadership, Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology has placed veterans in well-paying jobs throughout the country working for organizations such as Siemens, GE Healthcare and Henry Schein Dental.
"Our mission is not complete until we have given our veterans and their families the best possible opportunity for a secure future,” said Myers.
About Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology
Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology is the premier educational and training center for individuals seeking a future in biomedical technology. Students can earn an Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology in an innovative and intensive seven-month program with hands-on training using the most up-to-date hospital-grade equipment. The highly recognized training gives graduates the education and background necessary to earn promising careers with healthcare industry leaders. For more information, visit medisend.org.
About ORIX Foundation
ORIX Foundation is a charitable foundation sponsored and managed by ORIX USA Corporation and its employees to advance education, strengthen communities and improve lives. The foundation awards direct grants to not-for-profit organizations and matches the charitable contributions and fundraising of each ORIX USA employee up to $5,000 each year. Since it was founded in 2009, ORIX Foundation has committed over $20 million to nonprofit organizations primarily in ORIX USA’s headquarters region of North Texas. For more information, visit orixfoundation.org.