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2018-10-29 Print

MedShare Honors Kaiser Permanente with 2018 Global Humanitarian Award

Kaiser Permanente vice president of National Sourcing accepts award at annual event.


SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2018 – MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to global health, today honored Kaiser Permanente with the Global Humanitarian Award for its leadership in supporting medically underserved communities in need of medical supply and equipment donations.

The award was accepted by Carlos Aguilar, vice president of National Sourcing at Kaiser Permanente, during an event held at Salesforce East in San Francisco.

“Kaiser Permanente is a leader in supporting communities in need and sustainably strengthening global healthcare,” said Charles Redding, CEO of MedShare. “We are proud to honor our partnership with this award and we look forward to the work we will continue to do together to improve healthcare for patients around the world.”

A Powerful Partnership

Kaiser Permanente is one of America’s leading integrated health care systems. It serves more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.
As a key supporter of MedShare’s mission, Kaiser Permanente has made a significant impact in the communities MedShare serves:

• Donated more than $11.5 million worth of lifesaving medical supplies and equipment to improve global health
• Focused specifically on primary care in developing nations and local communities
• Helped MedShare provide high-quality care for more than 825,000 people worldwide, including 54 local community clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area
• Kaiser Permanente is MedShare’s #1 volunteer partner, providing more volunteers than any other partner in MedShare’s Western Region.

Commitment to Healthcare Strengthening

The MedShare Global Humanitarian Award is given to organizations truly committed to expanding access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities worldwide.

“Kaiser Permanente’s partnership with MedShare reflects our shared commitment to community health here and in many places abroad,” said Aguilar. “This recognition belongs not just to our mission-driven organization but to the many tireless Kaiser Permanente physicians and other volunteers for MedShare.”

About MedShare

MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. In 2018, MedShare will be celebrating 20 years of impacting its local and global communities. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at

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