Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – With a mix of holiday music, laughter, gifts, Oaktree elves and Santa Claus, Oaktree Medical Center (OMC) held its first Christmas at Oaktree event. In celebration of the holiday season on Friday, 18th December 2020, OMC brought smiles to the faces of 1,000 boys and girls during its day-long socially distant drive-by event for children in the community.
Thanks to the dedication of the Oaktree staff, churches, civic groups and children homes in the community received gifts for boys and girls to open on Christmas day. Spreading joy to so many, Oaktree General Manager and lead organizer of the event Mrs. Kristi Deveaux lauded her team for their support to make the event successful while noting the challenging year faced by so many.
“We’ve done COVID testing here at Oaktree so we are aware of the impact this pandemic is having on so many. In light of this, we wanted to bring some encouragement, a little joy, hope and laughter to remind us all that 2020 is still redeemable. Just like the the strong, resilient Oaktree, we are shade to those who need help and support. We wanted to ensure that kids in our community felt loved while being mindful of the importance of social distancing,” expressed Mrs. Deveaux.
Oaktree Medical Center (OMC), a world-class medical facility provides high quality, holistic, patient-centred, affordable medical services in a safe, caring environment. They provide customized care to meet the needs of each patient and health condition. OMC is focused on family values and its doors are open to serve the community.
Nassau, THE BAHAMAS - Celebrating top Bahamian primary school scholars for more than twenty years, the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation recently announced its 2020 winners including First Runner-Up Miss Raquell Stuart.
Stuart, an eleven-year old 3.84 GPA holder and Senior Prefect Leader at Queens College received a $4,000 scholarship courtesy of Oaktree Medical Center.
As a corporate partner, Oaktree Medical Center Director Dr. Don Diego Deveaux expressed his full support of the work being done by the Bahamas PSSOY Foundation and the accolades bestowed upon students shining bright.
“At Oaktree Medical, we are not only focused on patient care but also the community. We proudly support all students putting their best foot forward especially during this trying time. Education helps to move the country forward, and supporting young people represents our commitment to the next generation of Bahamian leaders. It is our pleasure at Oaktree to be part of a platform which promotes innovation and the advancement of youth.”
Among her many accomplishments, the Oaktree Medical Center scholarship awardee has raised $5,000 for a breast cancer initiative towards the purchase of ports for cancer survivors for chemotherapy. Stuart is also the author of a book soon to be released, “Protect Your Cupcakes – Understanding & Fighting Breast Cancer.”