MELVILLE, N.Y., March 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced its continued sponsorship of the University of Miami Health System (UHealth) Pediatric Mobile Clinic. The Mobile Clinic provides an essential community service to the people of Miami-Dade County in Florida.
Established in 1992 in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, the UHealth Pediatric Mobile Clinic has provided medical care to uninsured children, including well-visits, sports physicals, immunizations, management of chronic conditions, urgent care, mental health, and social work. The Mobile Clinic delivers these important services to children who might otherwise have no option for healthcare other than the emergency room, which is not well-equipped for the preventive healthcare needs of pediatric patients.
Another equally important function of the UHealth Pediatric Mobile Clinic is to provide an educational platform for future healthcare providers. The Mobile Clinic is staffed with professionals including pediatric residents, medical students, and masters of public health students, all who are learning crucial skills that will provide additional support for the community in the years to come. The training they receive through this program enables them to meet the challenges of serving disadvantaged children, and encourages more healthcare providers to choose careers that aid the underserved.
"I am so passionate about this program. The support of organizations like Canon Solutions America is critical to continue to keep this program alive. We do not receive any funding from the federal government, the state government, or from municipalities. It all comes from corporate and philanthropic donations," said Lisa Gwynn, DO, UHealth pediatrician and Director of the Pediatric Mobile Clinic.
"We are very proud to support UHealth and this health program that is so essential to the people of Miami-Dade County," stated Valerie Belli, vice president, Enterprise Managed Services Division of Canon Solutions America. "We are always looking for how we can best support worthy causes like this one, and I am pleased that our longstanding relationship with the University of Miami has allowed us this opportunity."
The pediatric healthcare services provided by the Mobile Clinic mean not only healthier children now, but promotes healthy living which results in significant ongoing benefits throughout the patients' lives. Dr. Gwynn, who is also assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, summarized the vital importance of the UHealth Pediatric Mobile Clinic to the community: "We are the medical home for these kids; otherwise, they would have nowhere else to go."
About UHealth - the University of Miami Health System
UHealth - the University of Miami Health System delivers leading-edge patient care by the region's best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As South Florida's only academic health system, UHealth is a vital component of the community. UHealth combines patient care, research, and education to create a front-line approach to healthcare. UHealth's comprehensive network includes three hospitals, more than a dozen outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,200 physicians and scientists. Visit http://uhealthsystem.com/.
About Canon Solutions America, Inc.
Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.
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