Rubis Caribbean recently partnered with the Friends of Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) to assist with the purchase of much needed M3 Vital Signs Monitors. The devices, which monitor life-signs including breathing rate and heart rate, are vital for monitoring babies, adults and especially the elderly.
In making the presentation, Raphaelene Jackson, Sales Manager North, RUBIS, spoke to the important collaboration between the MSJMC and Rubis. She said, “Rubis is pleased to be partnering with the Friends of MSJMC, which has a long-standing commitment to supporting our lone public hospital. Similarly, Rubis is continuously aware of our role as corporate citizens and we are also committed to provide help where we can. We are especially happy to assist in getting this lifesaving equipment, which is especially necessary as we face the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Dwayna Derrick, President of Friends of MSJMC thanked Team Rubis and explained, “We are pleased to receive this generous donation of US$5000 from Rubis West Indies Limited. which will assist in the purchasing of much needed M3 Vital Signs Monitors and stands for patient care at MSJMC. We would like to thank Rubis for coming forward, supporting our organisation and being a good corporate citizen to the people of Antigua and Barbuda.”
The Friends of MSJMC is a not-for-profit organisation that provides assistance to the Mount St. John’s Medical Center. Each year the organisation works with the hospital to identify an area of need. The organisation then hosts events to raise funds for the particular area or pieces of equipment that are required by the hospital. In the past, the Friends of MSJMC has purchased vital healthcare equipment such as an EKG machine, blood donor chairs, chemotherapy equipment, recliner and halter monitors, amongst others.
In May 2020, Rubis also donated US$8000 in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment which went to the critical frontline workers. The PPE consisted of 2000 KN95 masks, 2000 surgical masks and 2000 surgical masks.