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Verathon Inc., Maker of BladderScan and GlideScope Medical Instruments, Partners With IVUmed to Sponsor Traveling Resident Scholars
Date:2/16/2011

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of two traveling resident scholars for the 2011 scholarship year, through the IVUmed Traveling Resident Program.  In 2011, Verathon® will sponsor Laura Leddy, MD, (University of Washington) in her trip to the Palestinian West Bank, and another resident scholar yet to be selected. This is the sixth consecutive year that Verathon is participating in the program.

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The IVUmed Traveling Resident program enables Urology residents to accompany a mentoring Urologist overseas, where the team teaches urological procedures to local surgeons and physicians. While abroad, IVUmed residents have exposure to a wide variety of cases and often participate in surgeries that are unusual in the United States. Residents also learn resourcefulness, as conditions in their destination countries are often markedly different from those in the United States.

The scholars sponsored by Verathon are chosen from candidates from the Western Region of the US, as defined by the American Urological Association (AUA). Each of those scholars will receive a new BladderScan® portable ultrasound bladder volume instrument, and a new portable GlideScope® Ranger video laryngoscope to take with them as a gift to their destination hospitals. The value of the Verathon donation, in financial support and medical equipment, is over $50,000.

"At a time when access to care is so important, we applaud the work done by IVUmed and their partners such as the University of Washington," said Gerald McMorrow, CEO, and Founder of Verathon. "The IVUmed traveling resident programs directly provide much-needed care for patients, and they also train local health care providers. This translates to improved quality of care and healthier communities a
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