With Halloween behind us, we have now officially entered the season of giving.
The season of giving is 365 days long at Medelita. As a company founded by a female PA-C, we believe in giving back to the community and supporting our founders' colleagues; and we do this throughout the entire year.
Read on to learn about the different causes, events, and projects we've been honored to have supported.
VA Health Donation
This October the Medelita team went to our local Veterans Affairs Hospital during their Patient Centered Care Day, an event focused on helping Veterans live longer, happier, and healthier lives. The Medelita team handed out 200 scrub jackets for VA staff members and Veteran patients as our way of saying 'thank you' to some of the individuals who have served our country.
Founded by Medelita HIP Ambassador and local plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Nichter, Plasticos Foundation is an Orange County-based nonprofit that sends teams of medical volunteers to impoverished communities across the globe to perform free reconstructive plastic surgery for children suffering from correctible deformities, and gives local doctors the tools and training they need to continue performing this transformative work even after the team has returned home.
Medelita has continually supported Plasticos Foundation over the past several years by providing custom embroidered scrubs for their amazing medical volunteers, which are uniquely suitable for use in high-pressure situations because of their moisture-wicking and breathable performance features. Medelita has also provided financial donations and product donations for fundraising purposes.
UCI White Coat Ceremony
There are few moments more meaningful for new medical school graduates than the moment they slip on their first long white coat. This year Medelita wanted to make this moment even more memorable for the incoming class of residents of the UCI-CHOC combined Pediatric training program, the 12th largest combined program in the nation and the only one of its kind in the OC.
Medelita sponsored the white coat ceremony for the Champions of Child Health Program by donating custom embroidered M3 lab coats for all 31 of the new pediatric residents. This gift was truly meaningful for the new residents as they entered into a new chapter of their medical careers.
MBKU PA Faculty Gift
Marshall B. Ketchum's PA Program is local to Medelita's Headquarters and is close to our hearts because of our founder's background as a Physician Assistant. In honor of PA Week 2018 Medelita donated custom embroidered lab coats and scrub jackets for the MBKU PA class of 2021 to present as gifts for their faculty and staff.
Women in White Coats
Medelita devotes a significant amount of resources to supporting women in medicine through various organizations, causes, and events. Earlier this year Medelita partnered with the authors of The Chronicles of Women in White Coats to provide custom embroidered Medelita lab coats for each woman who shared their inspirational story.