AmeriCares has awarded its annual Power of Partnership Award to Cardinal Health. AmeriCares President & CEO Curt Welling presented the award today at the Healthcare Distribution Management Association’s (HDMA) Annual Leadership Forum in Orlando, Fla.
The Power of Partnership Award was created by AmeriCares and HDMA to recognize medical manufacturing and distribution organizations that have shown exceptional dedication to expanding access to medicines and health care for disadvantaged populations.
“We depend on our friends in the corporate world to support our disaster relief work and our ongoing medical assistance to more than 50 countries,” Welling said. “It is because of partners like Cardinal Health that AmeriCares is able to help people in need around the world live longer, healthier lives.”
Since 1996, Cardinal Health has donated more than $20 million worth of medical and surgical supplies to AmeriCares for people recovering from devastating natural disasters, facing civil conflict and suffering from extreme poverty.
“Cardinal Health is pleased to partner with AmeriCares to assist communities around the world. As a global health care company, we understand the importance of donating medical products and other resources for immediate use in times of disaster and for long-term humanitarian assistance,” said Shelley Bird, executive vice president of Public Affairs for Cardinal Health and chairperson of the Cardinal Health Foundation. “AmeriCares is an excellent partner we can count on to get our products to the right place at the right time for those most in need.”
Over the years, AmeriCares has delivered Cardinal Health products to people in need in 83 countries through its emergency response work, Medical Outreach Program and ongoing shipments to hospitals and clinics in the developing world.
“We are pleased to partner with AmeriCares to honor the Cardinal Health team for its extraordinary commitment to delivering lifesaving medicines, products and services to those in need,” said HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray. “Our recent economic climate underscores the value of efforts of HDMA members like Cardinal Health, whose humanitarian leadership strengthens partnerships across the entire health care supply chain.”