"American Delivery" Shines Light on Nurses Protecting US Mothers and Babies Among Healthcare Disparity

"American Delivery" Shines Light on Nurses Protecting US Mothers and Babies Among Healthcare Disparity
April 12, 2024

"American Delivery" Shines Light on Nurses Protecting US Mothers and Babies Among Healthcare Disparity

Featured Image Above: Hundreds await to enter the Mimi Ohio Theater on April 6, 2024, to watch the premiere of "American Delivery."

April 6, 24 (Cleveland, OH) - The Health Carousel Foundation and Health Carousel, LLC were proud to attend the global premiere of "American Delivery" at the Mimi Ohio Theater during the 48th annual Cleveland International Film Festival. The film, directed by Carolyn Jones, shares the powerful stories of nurses, primarily in Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio, who strive to correct the disturbing fact that the United States has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the developed world - especially among women of color.

"While the Health Carousel Foundation has primarily invested in nurse development and sustainability abroad, this film highlights the need to improve healthcare outcomes at home as well," stated Andrew Lingo, the Foundation's executive director. "This film inspired the Foundation to look closely at what we can do to support our local and national healthcare workers and systems."
Pictured from left to right: (1) Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN, SVP & Chief Nursing Officer at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and Marian K. Shaughnessy Leadership Academy Board Member; (2) Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; (3) Carolyn Jones, "American Delivery" Director and Executive Producer; (4) Pamela Cipriano,     President at the International Council of Nurses; Professor University of Virginia School of Nursing, and former President of American Nurses Association.

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing played a crucial role in the project. Several alumni and Joyce Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, acted as advisors to the film, sharing their decades of experience guiding nurses to be catalysts for change. The Health Carousel Foundation has close ties to the Case Western nursing programs through grants to their Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship.

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Since our inception in 2004, Health Carousel has maintained its Light the Way initiatives, through which all our programs and activities promoting ethical recruitment practices and nursing sustainability globally have been funneled.

We are one of the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms and have been awarded numerous industry awards, including Best of Staffing Diamond Award by ClearyRated and are listed on the Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Health Carousel and Health Carousel Philippines have received the status of Certified Ethical Recruiter by the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices, a nonprofit organization that promotes the fair, transparent recruitment of global healthcare workers for employment in the USA. Health Carousel is a proud member of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance and has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission.