Among the insightful and inspirational quotes attributed to Mahatma Gandhi is the one that goes, “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” This belief has been shared by many humanitarians and politicians over the years, all of them agreeing that a nation which aspires to greatness should take care of those in need, the marginalized, and the sick. For Shawn Kilgarlin, a medical devices expert at American Screening LLC, helping others is a passion she pursues with relentless dedication, and the mother of four is especially proud to support the Holy Angels charitable organization. “Although I have been blessed with professional success and a wonderful family, I cannot imagine a fulfilling life without giving back to society, particularly where my contribution can truly make a difference. It is my honor and privilege to support the tremendous work done by Holy Angels, whose mission is to provide compassionate care and high-quality living to people with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions.”
Established in 1955, the non-profit organization embraces the values of the Sisters of Mercy: sacredness of life, human dignity, justice, compassion, service, and excellence. It aims to provide each person, regardless of their physical and mental ability, the highest quality of life, supporting the people in its care through physical, social, spiritual, educational, vocational, and emotional means. Shawn Kilgarlin notes, “The excellent quality of care and the innovative services offered at Holy Angels facilities help people with disabilities maximize their potential and live dignified, empowered lives. It is my sincerest hope that my contributions to this organization will aid the efforts of its committed staff to maintain the outstanding standards of service and create new opportunities for the differently abled.”
Shawn Kilgarlin and her family visited the Holy Angels campus in Shreveport, LA during the winter holiday season, handing out more than 75 gifts to residents, as well as blessing cards and a Merry Christmas plaque. In a letter expressing their gratitude, senior executives of the Shreveport unit said, “Because of you, we are making great strides toward our vision to be recognized as the premier facility of our kind in the nation by 2020. Your support allows us to provide the highest quality of care for our Angels as you invest in our programs and in our people. You help protect us from fluctuations in Medicaid funding and ensure that we will be here to serve our residents and program participants for another 50 years and beyond.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Shawn Kilgarlin is a medical devices expert at American Screening LLC, a company among a select few certified under MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Program), which conducts rigorous audits of quality management systems to ensure that device manufacturers comply with the regulatory requirements of multiple jurisdictions. Outside of work, Shawn Kilgarlin devotes her time to looking after her four children, writing, painting, and helping those in need. Her charitable work includes support for Holy Angels – a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for people with disabilities.
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