As a medical transport company dedicated to serving the communities of greater central Massachusetts, MedStar is a proud sponsor of the UMass Medical School’s gala Winter Ball black tie event which raises money for area medical programs in need.
Last year, Nick Melehov and Greg Melehov, owners of this family-run ambulance service, were instrumental in making the Winter Ball event a success, helping raise more than $250,000 in gifts and pledges for The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) Clinic. CANDO is an outpatient clinic and collaborative effort between University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School that offers a variety of services in central Massachusetts for youth and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges and complex presentations. Today, CANDO is helping lead the fight against mental illness and addiction in our region.
What would cause Gregory Melehov and Nicholas Melehov to take time away from running their ambulance service to don black tie and tux and help out with a ball? Commitment to their communities. As a family owned and operated business, they have never lost sight of their original mission statement, “to provide the highest quality care to the communities, facilities, and patients whom we serve.” For some companies, that kind of statement may just be a lofty sentiment. For them, it is the very core of their business and how it is managed.
So this year, they will be back at it again. For the past eight years, UMass Memorial Medical Center and the UMass Medical School have been raising funds for a variety of deserving medical initiatives with Winter Ball ticket sales, silent and live auctions, and a fund-a-need auction. And once again, Nick Melehov, Greg Melehov and MedStar are proud corporate sponsors. They can’t wait to see what good will come out of this year’s event!