Responding to the recent devastation of the Abaco Islands, Northern Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, American Medical Depot (AMD), a local South Florida medical supply distribution company founded by brothers Sukrit and Akhil Agrawal quickly mobilized and partnered with local organizations to provide emergency medical supplies. The Agrawal Family Foundation, anchored by Akhil’s wife Dr. Mavara Agrawal, joined with AMD to deploy resources in response to the most intense storm on record to hit the Bahamas. The Agrawal Family Foundation and AMD were the perfect conduit to collaborate with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the United Way of Broward County to provide much needed relief to our neighbors just to the southeast of Florida. “I am proud and thankful for the opportunity for our teams to join efforts and work together towards helping those in need. Community is a significant core value in fulfillment of NSU’s mission, as well as a personal priority and key initiative,” added Dr. Fred Lippman, Chancellor of the NSU’s Health Professions Division.
In addition to AMD’s donation of medical supplies exceeding a value of $100K, the Agrawal Family Foundation’s unwavering commitment to the growth and sustainability of community through education, funded the travel and lodging of medical students to the Bahamas to staff makeshift clinics and provide medical treatment to local residents. Dr. Mavara Agrawal said, “it is a unique opportunity for medical students to care for those in need as well as to learn about the importance of giving back to the community, a core principal of the Foundation.”
Dr. Jason Radick, AMD’s Chief Medical Officer also traveled to the Bahamas on the first cargo plane loaded with donations. He was on hand to oversee the delivery of three truckloads and 31 pallets of emergency supplies. Dr. Radick met with local physicians and key stakeholders to better understand the challenges faced by our neighbors and how AMD can provide support as they rebuild. American Medical Depot continues to garner further support from medical product manufacturers by making appeals for donations of critical medical supplies and exploring options for additional future contributions to the relief effort.
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veteran’s hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 25 years AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit https://www.amdnext.com.
About Nova Southeastern University School of Health Care Sciences
The College of Health Care Sciences strives to provide professionals with the skills necessary for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and disability in order to assure optimum health conditions. With an unwavering commitment to ethical practice and in support of the Nova Southeastern University Core Values, the College advances research, scholarship, and the development of leadership skills utilizing traditional educational methods and distance learning to achieve its educational goals.
About the United Way of Broward County
For 80 years, United Way of Broward County has united the community to tackle the most complex, critical challenges and create long-lasting positive change. It’s core mission is: United, we stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves, united we confront those who are working hard and falling short and united we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.