We decided upon four different hospitals - two in Haiti, two in Guyana. These hospitals are brand new - either they’ve just been completed or are on the verge of being built – and are based in communities that have never before had access to this kind of equipment. We’ve managed to deliver each of the scanners – even though a hurricane did its best to stop us - and now we’re just waiting for the green light to install them and give the proper training.
The key to a successful donation is not just handing over a piece of equipment; it’s about finding a solution that will ensure there’s a long-term and tangible impact. There’s no point handing a CT scanner to someone who’s never seen one before and then just expecting them to get on with using it; the hospital staff need to be trained and taught so the machines can be as beneficial as possible.
This whole project has been an amazing experience, and I’m overwhelmed to have been a part of it. It still makes me emotional now just thinking about it. Philips’ goal is to enrich the lives of people across the globe courtesy of innovative thinking and cutting-edge products, and this is yet another example of the company finding new ways to make a difference.
Since joining Philips in 2006, Lindsay has held four different positions. She started her career with the company as a Clinical Education Customer Service Specialist, before moving on to become an Inside Sales Specialist, and a PROS and ICAP Order Desk Analyst. In July 2014 she was named Senior Manager of S&OP CT & AMI.