SOURCE: VIVA Transcription

May 14, 2008 13:00 ET

VIVA Transcription's Scholarship to Help Provide Medical Training

Stanford Student Heads to Papua New Guinea to Work With Residents

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - VIVA Transcription, a leading provider in medical transcription services, announced today that it has established a scholarship to help foster Stanford University's International Medical Options program.

VIVA has donated directly to this cause in the past but this year their contribution will be in the form of a scholarship -- supporting a student to travel to Papua New Guinea where she will provide health education to local villages and medical training to local medics. The chosen student, Gloria Hoang, will leave for Papua New Guinea on June 21, 2008 for her educational, philanthropic adventure.

"As a medical transcription company interacting with physicians and medical professionals on a daily basis, VIVA is very aware of the lack of basic, and often crucially needed, medical care in this poor country," stated Manuel Prado, CEO of VIVA Transcription. "We created this scholarship to not only recognize an individual like Gloria, who is volunteering her time and expertise for this valuable program, but also to provide much needed medical assistance and education to the residents of this struggling country."

Stanford's International Medical Options project provides medical assistance to those in need in both Papua New Guinea and Vietnam -- nobody is ever turned away. In additional to providing medical aid, the team of volunteers also leads a training program for local medics and, in doing so, encourages these newly trained medics to pass their knowledge down to future generations.

"I am honored that VIVA Transcription selected me for this scholarship," added Gloria Hoang. "This program is about empowering people with knowledge, so that they can help one another and create a sustainable health care system."

"VIVA truly believes that one life can make a difference, and we applaud Gloria's determination to make a difference in this South Pacific country," Prado stated.

Information about Stanford's International Medical Options in Papua New Guinea, and how to contribute to this valuable initiative, can be found by visiting the following link:

About VIVA Transcription

Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., VIVA Transcription is one of the leading providers of medical transcription services. With VIVA, medical professionals are guaranteed to receive accurate transcriptions, delivered on-time, secured by GeoTrust and always in compliance with HIPAA standards. VIVA requires no upfront fees, no long-term contracts, nor complicated software installation. Founded in 2003, VIVA is committed to providing exceptional service to clinics and hospitals across the United States and Canada while donating a portion of proceeds to charity. For more information, please dial toll-free (877) 848-2462 or visit

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