In 2009 the physicians of OrthoCarolina recognized the need to give back to the community,locally and internationally. Discussions began that led to funding from physician contributions and the the OrthoCarolina Foundation’s structure began to take shape. The first of four programs were launched in 2010.
The OrthoCarolina Foundation seeks to support educational programs that improve the quality of healthcare at multiple levels. That is why we currently support several ongoing educational programs: an international training fellowship, orthopedic nurse certification, an allied health scholarship, an orthopedic sports trainer education program as well as numerous community health and education initiatives. While the initial projects have been related to musculoskeletal care, the Foundation invites innovative proposals from all areas of healthcare education that improve the quality of health in our community and beyond.
Our goal is to create a support network that will sustain these efforts through ongoing contributions and responsible governance. To achieve that goal, we are reaching outside OrthoCarolina to corporate and individual donors-at-large to help sustain our mission.
- Shared Learning
- Excellence & Outreach
The OrthoCarolina Foundation is a program of Heineman Medical Research, Inc. ("HMR). HMR, is a tax exempt organization under 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore any donations for the OrthoCarolina Foundation will be contributed to Heineman Research, Inc. and held for the purposes of the OrthoCarolina Foundation.