Phoenix Children's Hospital donates medical supplies to Hurricane Maria victims

Phoenix Children's Hospital, with the help of three of its native-born Puerto Rican physicians, donated more than $20,000 worth of medical supplies to Hurricane Maria victims Oct. 3.

The children's hospital donated two pallets of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and Owens & Minor, Phoenix Children's main distributor, contributed 1.5 pallets of medical supplies, including isolation gowns and masks.

The three physicians leading the effort with Phoenix Children's — Daniel Valez, MD, division chief of cardiothoracic surgery; Luis Argueso, MD, division chief of urology; and Clarimar Borrero-Mejias, MD, a neurologist — trained and practiced in Puerto Rico prior to joining Phoenix Children's Hospital.

"I am pleased and proud to say that Phoenix Children's response has been swift and unwavering. It should be considered an example of the way in which institutions around the country should respond when there is a call for help," said Dr. Borrero-Mejias.

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