UPS and State of Mexico Team Up To Build Healthcare Clinic

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UPS and State of Mexico Team Up To Build Healthcare Clinic

Underserved community will now have access to basic and preventative helathcare
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 4:30pm

CONTENT: Press Release

Bosencheve, Mexico, October 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today dedicated a “Centro de Salud,” to the State of Mexico that will provide needed access to basic and preventative health services and medicines to the community of Bosencheve.

Led by UPS International President Jim Barber, Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer Teri McClure, Global Public Affairs President Laura Lane and Americas Region President Romaine Sequin, with the cooperation from the State of Mexico, over 70 UPS employees from around the world gathered in Mexico to build the centro de salud over five days. 

“Whether we are delivering packages or helping a community in need, UPS’s passion for service and giving back is a cornerstone of our culture,” said Lane.  “This centro de salud project will break down health care barriers and provide new opportunities to empower the community; our team is proud to be a part of enabling access to basic health for everyone in this community.”

“Mexico’s economy is quickly growing with many needs and this partnership with Mexico dovetails with the Government’s plan to develop and invest in communities across the country,” said Sequin.  “The access to healthcare that the centro de salud will provide lays a foundation for a brighter, healthier future for the people in this community.”

"Through this partnership with UPS and the state of Mexico, we are together providing an opportunity for the community of Boshencheve and the surrounding region to lead healthier lives," said Governor Avila. "We appreciate UPS's dedication and support of our healthcare initiatives by building with their own hands a needed centro de salud that will provide basic and preventative care to families here."

The Centro de Salud is a 1,100 square foot medical facility and includes a pharmacy, treatment room, three exam rooms, an office, reception area, a bathroom and storage space. 

The project serves as an example of UPS’s commitment to the communities it serves.  As stated in the UPS Foundation’s mission, “at UPS, we believe the best way to give back is to draw upon our company's unique business assets: linking philanthropic dollars with our logistics expertise, and the skills and passions of our global employees.”  The UPS Foundation also supported Mexico in its recent relief efforts to feed, provide clothing and housing to victims of the recent flooding following Hurricanes Manuel and Ingrid.

This project is part of an ongoing UPS “Community in Need Building Project,” and the second one that UPS has built in Mexico.  UPS’s first building project took place in 1998 when  UPS employees built a school building and donated computers to the community of Santa Rosa de Lima in the Guanajuato Sierra.   Past UPS building projects include school computer lab constructions in China, Poland, India, and the United States, connecting underserved communities to the world through the internet.


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Kara Ross
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CONTENT: Press Release