VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, has contributed $5,000 in sponsorship to support the efforts of Friends of Good Shepherd International in opening The Good Shepherd Medical Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The medical complex, scheduled to open on June 6, 2018, expects to serve thousands of the island’s impoverished citizens through various healthcare and dental services for adults, elderly and children. VITAS’ support will be recognized by an honorary plaque naming one of the center’s rooms.
“As VITAS employees, we are proud to make a difference every day through serving others,” says Donna Borland, general manager of VITAS Healthcare in Broward County. “Our staff have a commendable spirit of compassion and love for the children and adults in Jamaica. We are proud to partner with Friends of Good Shepherd to support this much-needed healthcare facility for Jamaica’s indigent communities, where no one is turned away.”
During a mission trip in 2014, VITAS staff dedicated service, time and expertise to Montego Bay communities, including fundraising efforts to purchase washing machines and medical supplies. Today, VITAS Healthcare of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach continue to send donations of food, clothing and supplies to support Friends of Good Shepherd.
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