Walter Ulrich
Medical Bridges - President & CEO
Thursday May 20, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Of the millions of people touched by Medical Bridges that we never meet, we got to know this beautiful little girl who was struggling. With the right care and equipment and a first surgery, we celebrated modest improvement. She could breathe a little better and suckle a little longer and smile a little brighter. But there was still a long way to go. The tumorous mass had grown exponentially, and time was running out.
Despite helping Midelovka with every ounce of energy and resources we had, she did not survive the second surgery. It was unavoidable to think "what if." What if the process had been quicker? Would she still be here with us? What if the solar-paneled operating room had been equipped and fully operable? Would local leaders and our resources have been able to save her?
Regardless of these questions, the sad reality is that children and families in need of medical and surgical care are enduring inadequately supplied and broken healthcare systems. Our team grieves. Midelovka will not be forgotten. She is a constant reminder that we must do more to improve healthcare accessibility in Haiti and around the world.
Midelovka is now an angel who is fondly remembered as we continue of mission. Over 100 healthy babies have been born at the Haitian hospital Medical Bridges has equipped. We have photos of every one and we share the joy of the blessings of each birth and the promise of new life.
Much has been accomplished but more needs to be done!
Haiti Babies
Of the millions of people touched by Medical Bridges that we never meet, we have had the pleasure of seeing over 100 babies born in a newly opened hospital in Haiti. In 2019 United Light of Hope partnered with Medical Bridges to help equip a new hospital being built to replace facilities destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Along with hospital beds, incubators, IV poles and so much more, there was a birthing bed. That bed has been put to good use – opening its doors on December 15, 2019, with 300 patients seen in just the first day. Just one month later Medical Bridges received news and a picture of the first baby born at the hospital on January 14, 2020. Since then, we have received over 100 notifications most with pictures of babies born using the supplies and that one birthing bed sent to Haiti via a 40-foot shipping container. On December 10, 2020 baby number 100 was born and on April 1, 2021, we received the picture below of the first set of twins.
Walter Ulrich
President & CEO of Medical Bridges, a life-changing and life-saving non-profit serving the global poor by providing needed medical supplies and equipment to clinics and hospitals. Walter was recently named a Charity Navigator Nonprofit Advisor. He has been featured in several business publications and the Houston Business Journal.

Walter is a member of the Texas Advisory Committee of the bipartisan US Global Leadership Coalition and has participated in virtual visits with senior staff of members of the US House of Representatives and Senate.

In 2018, Walter served as interim CEO of a company that provides financial services to the poor laying the foundation to offer health care services to the same community throughout Texas. In 2017, he concluded his assignment as president and CEO of Houston Technology Center (HTC). HTC clients have created nearly 6,000 jobs and enjoyed $3.5 billion in funding and transactions.

Walter is a proven business leader adept at building value and driving growth. He was turnaround CEO at two companies, Procurenet in NJ and Mincron Software Systems in Houston, that subsequently had significant liquidity events.

Walter served as one of 17 founding members of the Governor's Texas Emerging Technology Fund Committee. He works closely with regional academic institutions and supports many community organizations. In 2014, Ulrich was awarded the prestigious NASA Silver Achievement Medal. The previous year, the Texas Black Expo bestowed to him their “Community Builder Award.”

Walter has been CEO of several mid-sized companies, was previously an executive at Arthur D. Little, where he held leadership roles in the energy, financial, healthcare, and information industry practices, and was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand. Coopers & Lybrand acquired the successful technology business he had founded and grown into a nationally recognized leader. Early in his career, he developed the first commercially successful email service at Tymshare in Cupertino, CA.

Mr. Ulrich proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps.