Cure International cuts ribbon on new Grand Rapids headquarters
Christian non-profit operates eight pediatric hospitals around the globe, many in Africa
Mayor Rosalynn Bliss welcomed officials from an international pediatric organization as the city of Grand Rapids Wednesday became home to its new headquarters.
The ribbon cutting Wednesday was for Cure International (CURE), a non-profit Christian organization operating eight pediatric hospitals throughout the world.
“Your work is nothing short of a miracle,” said Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss. “We now have another strong medical provider to add to the City’s and region’s growing list. From Spectrum Health, St. Mary’s, Metro Health, Cherry Health and so many more. I can proudly say we are home to CURE International.”
According to a press release, "With pediatric hospitals located in countries including Ethiopia, the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, CURE treats children who are dealing with clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, and untreated among other things. "
"According to officials, since 1996, the organization has provided more than five- million patient visits and performed nearly 300,000 thousand surgeries."
CURE’s President and CEO Justin Narducci.
“We will work to collaborate with those in healthcare in Grand Rapids to share best practices,” said CURE’s President and CEO Justin Narducci. “It is important that we not only share our mission to reach and heal children with disabilities to give them opportunities to live better lives as they mature and allow them to better interact and participate in activities with other children in their villages/communities, but to be responsible stewards within the communities that we operate.”
The new headquarters, located at 70 Ionia Avenue SW, will house a staff of 40 individuals, bringing CURE within steps of Grand Rapids’ medical mile.