MIAMI, FL – Oct. 16, 2020 – IMC Health Medical Centers has been selected as the Humanitarian Organization of the Year 2020 as part of the 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Entrepreneur Awards presented by Buena Vida Media and the Latin American Business Association (LABA). The medical group earned this title by virtue of the number of philanthropic efforts it has carried out, especially in light of COVID-19.
“As one of the leading medical centers in South Florida with mostly elderly, high-risk patients, we are painstakingly aware of the repercussions the coronavirus has had on not only our patients but the community as a whole,” said IMC Health CEO Bill Lamoreaux. “That is why we felt the responsibility to carry out a series of initiatives to lend relief to our patients and the South Florida community amidst the pandemic.”
At the peak of the stay-at-home phase of the pandemic, IMC Health made sure its thousands of elderly patients were well cared for not only medically but also nutritionally and mentally. The medical group delivered daily hot and fresh meals, distributed masks and created a mental health helpline called TeleAmigos designed to lend a caring ear to its lonely elderly patients during the quarantine.
“When we saw the positive impact our initiatives were having on our patients and the hardship South Florida citizens were experiencing as infection and unemployment rates skyrocketed, we decided it was time to extend our helping hand to the community,” said IMC Vice President of Finance and Hispanic Star Hub Leader Carolina Veira, who is currently the head of the IMC Health community initiative that has been distributing thousands of free care packages to South Florida families.
The distribution of these care packages, executed by IMC Health with the help of Hispanic Star and large donations from the consumer goods giant P&G, has been carried out through a series of drive-thru events held throughout South Florida, where anyone in need could pick up packages filled with basic necessities, like hygiene and cleaning products. The medical group has also donated these packages directly to other community organizations, so they may use them to serve the people they aid.
“We would like to thank Buena Vida Media and LABA for honoring us with this title,” said Lamoreaux. “We are proud to have played a significant role in lending relief to our patients and thousands of South Floridians during the most challenging crisis in our lifetime.”
About IMC Health Medical Centers
IMC Health Medical Centers, licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) as a health care clinic, has provided a place for excellence in healthcare services in South and Central Florida since its founding in 2004. IMC Health offers state-of-the-art medical care led by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, working together to meet each patient’s unique physical, mental and social healthcare needs. Its comprehensive medical home model focuses on preventative, acute, and chronic healthcare delivery, resulting in improved patient outcomes for adults and children. Members have access to 13 state-of-the-art locations designed to meet a wide range of healthcare needs through its three different types of centers; medical centers, activity centers and access centers. IMC Health accepts Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Medicaid Dual–Eligible, Medicaid, Florida Healthy Kids, ACA Exchange and Commercial insurance patients. For more information, visit imchealth.com and connect with IMC Health on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.