SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--Joel E. Barthelemy, Founder and Managing Director of GlobalMed®—the worldwide leader in real-time healthcare delivery systems—presented actress and singer Jennifer Lopez with a $50,000 check towards the Lopez Family Foundation, which supports the health and wellbeing of women and children through telemedicine. The check was given in honor of Lopez and the foundation being named the winner of the 2013 American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Humanitarian Award.
“We are proud to be able to support this effort and help build on the foundation’s goals.”
Barthelemy presented the check to Lopez on Wednesday, March 6 in Los Angeles following a video Lopez made for the upcoming ATA annual conference May 5-7 in Austin, TX.
Lopez and her sister, Lynn Lopez, started the foundation to improve access to quality healthcare and health education to women and children living in underserved and underprivileged communities. The goals of the foundation include expanding the number of telemedicine clinics domestically and abroad to increase “access to top quality pediatric care for the most serious cases.”
In a video statement that will be shown at the ATA conference, Lopez said she was honored to receive the Humanitarian Award from the ATA and has seen the positive impact of telemedicine in improving patients’ health and wellbeing.
Barthelemy said he is glad to be able to support a cause that is helping provide much-needed access to healthcare in places with the greatest need.
“The Lopez Family Foundation is an amazing organization that is giving the opportunity for quality healthcare to families and children in areas that need it the most,” Barthelemy said. “We are proud to be able to support this effort and help build on the foundation’s goals.”
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