Commercial

Sikorsky Employees Build Bikes for Children’s Hospital

By Staff Writer | February 18, 2015

Emergency Medical Service


Earlier this month, Sikorsky Aircraft employees assembled and donated 50 bicycles to patients at Miami Children’s Hospital Doral Outpatient Center.

Photo courtesy Sikorsky

The bicycles were assembled during Sikorsky’s Worldwide Sales Conference held recently in Miami, Fla., and were donated to 50 patients from Miami Children’s Hospital Doral Outpatient Center who were chosen by the hospital staff. Sikorsky also provided a helmet, bike lock and backpack with each bicycle.

Sikorsky and Miami Children’s Hospital have worked together since 1994 when the hospital launched its Lifeflight program and purchased its first S-76C helicopter for Emergency Medical Service transportation.

“Just as Miami Children’s Hospital is known for world-class care of its patients, Sikorsky is committed to ensuring the safe helicopter transportation for their patients with emergency needs,” said Jeanette Eaton who leads Global Sales at Sikorsky Commercial Systems & Services. “This event was just a small way to show our appreciation and commitment to this ongoing relationship and the people who depend on our aircraft.”

Photo courtesy Sikorsky

During the building process, the bicycles were frequently checked for safety by mechanics from the Miami Bike Shop. When the assembly was complete, the bikes were delivered to the Doral Outpatient Center where patients and representatives from Miami Children’s Hospital joined Sikorsky employees to accept the bicycles.

A video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psu0Ij_Y65E

Related: Humanitarian News, EMS News

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