Representatives from the various hospitals receiving the donationsThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC); Linden Hospital Complex (LHC); New Amsterdam Hospital and Suddie Hospital on Wednesday were the recipients of a $2 million donation, which will see the improvement of visual presentations to educate the public.The four hospitals were each presented with one 55-inch television, a DVD player, DVD recordings and wall mounts, which were donated by Dr Lorna Amsterdam. It was related that Dr Amsterdam has been donating equipment to a number of hospitals for just over a year.According to the representatives from the hospitals, the televisions will be placed in the waiting areas to educate patients on various health issues, while some would be placed in the ophthalmology department to bring awareness on the different optical conditions.The ceremony was attended by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, who noted in her remarks, “This is what we’re talking about, giving back to the community. They’re giving back in a very healthy way, because these instruments will be used to bring about awareness of various health issues and also to teach our patients some of the dos and don’ts in terms of keeping their bodies healthy and also keeping their families healthy.“It is all-encompassing with what the Ministry’s vision is; trying to ensure that we take health to the people and we want to express our sincere appreciation for these instruments,” she added.She also highlighted that the hospitals who are recipients of the equipment should value the contributions that were made and recognise that this addition would add value to the service which they are expected to provide to the public.The idea behind these contributions is to reach out to Guyanese and educate them on a disease that they may have or the guidelines that are necessary to prevent such diseases.
Arcata Associates, founded in 1980, operates in 11 states and has 320 employees, 111 at Dryden. A provider of engineering, information technology and multimedia services, its customers include the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy as well as NASA and the General Services Administration.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe awards were part of the SBA’s 2006 National Small Business Week, an annual event honoring excellence among small business, corporate and government entities. “It’s great that both firms have been recognized by the SBA as Regional Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year,” said Robert Medina, Dryden Small Business specialist. “This tells me that Dryden has two of the 10 best federal government prime small-business contractors this year, a first for the center.” At an April 13 breakfast meeting of honorees, AS&M President Jalaiah Unnam and his wife, Vijaya, chief executive officer, were introduced to President George W. Bush. AS&M Inc. was established in 1983 with five employees. It now has more than 180 employees, about 60 of them at Dryden. In addition to NASA, the firm provides engineering and technical services to customers including Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Goodrich and General Electric. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Two companies that do work for NASA at Dryden Flight Research Center were among more than 100 small businesses honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Hampton, Va.-based Analytical Services & Materials (AS&M) Inc. was named the National Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. Las Vegas-based Arcata Associates was named Prime Contractor of the Year for California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. NASA Dryden officials nominated the two companies for excellence in the quality of their work at the center.