New Orleans, LA, May 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- MediPurpose(r), a medical product master distributor and manufacturer, today announced that it donated SurgiLance(r) safety lancets to the not-for-profit occupational medicine and wellness partnership New Orleans Musicians Clinic.
As the self-described "medical home" for more than 2,400 local musicians and tradition bearers, the NOMC's Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high-quality healthcare and wellness programs for its patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
"Since 1998, the clinic has been instrumental, literally, with preserving and promoting our heritage and culture," said NOMC Nurse Care Manager Felice Guimont, RN. "Many of our patients have preventable illnesses-or at a minimum, manageable diseases-with educational assistance.
"At our monthly MUSIC (Musicians United So Illness Ceases) luncheons for our diabetics, we have been having remarkable results with lowering A1c levels, as well as patients eating healthier. The SurgiLance safety lancet donation is a good start with our patients being more compliant with their fingersticks for glucose monitoring."
MediPurpose frequently donates medical products to benevolent and charitable organizations that provide healthcare to at-need communities, according to MediPurpose Director of Marketing Derek Rudnak.
"MediPurpose recognizes its obligation to be a socially responsible company, and we are delighted to learn that our donation will further New Orleans Musicians Clinic in its mission," said Rudnak.
SurgiLance is currently available in seven models, ranging from 18-28 gauges and 1.0-2.3 mm penetration depths.
Valued for its safety, comfort, and ease of use, the SurgiLance safety lancet is one of the top-selling fingerstick devices in the United States and is available to healthcare professionals worldwide through a broad network of distributors.
For more information about SurgiLance safety lancets, including no-cost product samples or donation requests, please visit http://www.medipurpose.com/surgilanc.
About the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic
Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans' performers alive in body, mind and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/social services.
The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from NOMC following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans' traditional music cultures through its Gig Fund and its Emergency Fund.
For more information about NOMC, please visit http://www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org.
Founded in 1999, MediPurpose is a leading medical device company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in the United States and Europe.
Known for its popular babyLance(r) heel incision device, SurgiLance(r) safety lancet and MediPlus(tm) advanced wound care products, MediPurpose has leveraged its success in the medical device industry to become a master medical product distributor that provides unique solutions for both medical product manufacturers and distributors.
MediPurpose's Medical Device Innovation division offers angel funding and developmental expertise for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical device markets.
For more information about MediPurpose's medical products and solutions for inventors, innovators, manufacturers and distributors, please visit http://www.medipurpose.com .