Published By: BHI Communications

BHI Partners with Norwood Hospital to Repurpose Building Materials

A BHI staff member removing doors at Norwood Hospital.

Following the flooding of Norwood Hospital in Norwood Massachusetts, the hospital—which forms part of Steward Medical Group—donated construction materials to Build Health International to repurpose them for a project in Haiti. Read the full press release.
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Steward Health Care’s Norwood Hospital in Massachusetts Partners with Build Health International to Donate Salvaged Building Materials to Haiti

NORWOOD, Mass.June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Norwood Hospital announced their donations of essential building materials and equipment will be leveraged for future international healthcare infrastructure projects, including additions to the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti. Following catastrophic flooding, Norwood Hospital is in the process of demolition and reconstructing a new facility. The hospital is partnering with Build Health International (BHI) to collect salvageable materials—such as metal, doors, and sinks—which will be used for global health projects serving vulnerable communities.

“Norwood Hospital is thankful for this project to turn a terrible misfortune into a unique opportunity to help others,” said Salvatore Perla, DrPH, President of Norwood Hospital. “The materials that helped us provide care for our community will live on in essential services to the people of Haiti.”

“The incredible generosity of the Steward team and the Norwood Hospital allowed BHI to target and access essential materials needed for current and future healthcare infrastructure projects,” said Zac Chase, BHI’s Director of Partnerships. “Gift-in-kind donations have a tremendous impact on our work and procurement costs. Collaboration is key for BHI, and we welcome any opportunities to repurpose materials to expand global health quality and accessibility.”

Read the full press release.