Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps Donates Ambulance To Haiti

Ambulance Donated To Hospital In Haiti

Kim Baker, registered nurse from Northern Jersey Obstetrics and Gynecology; Terry Pegg, treasurer of the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps; Brian Corcoran, president of the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps; Michael Maron, president and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center and Dr. David Butler, chairman of the Crudem Foundation stand in front of an ambulance that was donated by the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Holy Name Medical Center on April 7. The vehicle will be transported to Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti, a hospital Holy Name has volunteered at for 20 years. Photo Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center

As the Corps prepared to retire “old 193”, president Brian Corcoran approached Holy Name Medical Center, offering to donate the ambulance to the hospital’s CRUDEM Foundation, a non-profit acquired by Holy Name that provides financial, volunteer and medical resources to Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti.

The ambulance will be shipped to Haiti, where it will become Hôpital Sacré Coeur’s third ambulance. The ambulance is greatly needed, as there are typically no other means of transporting patients to the hospital and back home, with patients often having to walk seven miles home following discharge.