Kim & Ted Higgins – 2016 INMED Award For Compassionate Service To Humanity Recipients
May 13th, 2016 by INMED
This award was established by the INMED Board of Directors to recognize people who demonstrate care and concern for those in need, who give selflessly of their time and resources, and who inspire others to take similar action. The 2016 INMED Award For Compassionate Service To Humanity Recipients are Kim & Ted Higgins.
As a general surgery resident at Yale University, Ted leaped at the opportunity to serve under mentors for six months at Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti. Inspired through that experience, Ted and his wife, Kim, embarked on a twenty-five-year schedule of providing surgical care in Haiti and Dominican Republic – a pattern of service that continues even today. With the vision of further expanding continuity care for residents of these nations, the Higgins mastermined and funded establishment of the Higgins Brothers Surgical Center in partnership with Haiti Christian Missions. With a parallel vision of inspiring future international healthcare volunteers, the Higgins have both funded and provided their expertise for the INMED conference event since its inception.