Health Advocate, Inc. Makes Donation to Operation Smile

Health Advocate, Inc. Makes Donation to Operation Smile











Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) August 22, 2011

Health Advocate, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare assistance and advocacy company, made a $ 600 donation to Operation Smile, an organization whose cause is to help children with congenital facial deformities such as cleft lip or cleft palate. Money for the donation was raised through a corporate donation along with a “Summer Splash” dress down day, a weekday in which employees pay a dollar or more each to dress in casual clothes.

“Many kids who are affected by cleft lip or palate come from families who cannot afford expensive surgeries,” says Marty Rosen, cofounder and Executive Vice President of Health Advocate. “We’re happy to support an organization like Operation Smile that provides those surgeries, and helps change a child’s life for the better.”

“Over 200,000 children each year are born with the condition, which makes not only eating and speaking difficult, but may make them feel embarrassed, or worse, shunned,” says Lauri Catena, National Director of Operation Smile. “This generous donation from Health Advocate will help us transform the lives of children and families in need.”

Health Advocate’s 21 million members across the country, many who suffer from a variety of conditions, are helped by the company everyday to find the most convenient and affordable care. Today, the company’s donation will help two children get the surgeries they need.

About Operation Smile

Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding in 1982 by Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee, Operation Smile has treated more than 160,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in more than 60 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and donates crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency.

About Health Advocate

Health Advocate™, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, serves 21+ million Americans through more than 7,500 client relationships, including many of the nation’s largest companies, helping members personally navigate healthcare and insurance-related issues, saving time and money. Our Core Health Advocacy service is centered around our Personal Health Advocates, who assist members with a range of clinical, administrative and insurance-related issues, saving time and money. Our Core Health Advocacy service is centered around our Personal Health Advocates, who assist members with a range of clinical, administrative and insurance-related issues. Our spectrum of add-on complementary employee- and employer-based solutions include our Wellness Advocate™, Benefits Gateway and Health Information Dashboard™, EAP+Work/Life™, Chronic Care Management™ and decision support programs. The solutions are designed to lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and improve outcomes.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Health Advocate has been recognized, for the fourth consecutive year, as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. 500, named one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500™ and is rated one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work by Philadelphia magazine.

Health Advocate is not affiliated with any insurance or third party provider. Health Advocate does not replace health insurance coverage, provide medical care or recommend treatment.

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Contact:

Rhonda L. Lipschutz

Public Relations

Health Advocate, Inc.

Direct: 610.397.7446

Toll Free: 866.385.8033 ext. 6374

rlipschutz(at)healthadvocate(dot)com

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St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Receives One Million Dollar Donation, Largest in Its History

St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Receives One Million Dollar Donation, Largest in Its History










Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) February 22, 2011

The Campaign to build a new St. Patrick’s Home has received some exciting news, and an one million dollar donation. The extraordinary gift from John and Jennifer Ruddy is the largest donation ever made in the 146 year history of the St. Patrick’s Home, a well known Ottawa Long Term Care Home.

“I am joined by the entire St. Pat’s family in thanking John and Jennifer Ruddy for this critically-needed donation. Our dream of a new St. Pat’s will become a reality, in part, through this exceptional Gift” states Larry Kelly, the Chairman of the ten million dollar Campaign for the new St. Patrick’s Home.

St. Patrick’s Home is an important part of Ottawa’s history having been founded pre-Confederation by the Grey Sisters in 1865. Since then, it has supported generations of seniors and others in need of care.

“We are sincerely and profoundly grateful that the Ruddy family has chosen to assist with the eldercare crisis in our community by investing in our new Home. This remarkable Gift brings the Campaign total to $ 9.5 million. We are very well positioned to succeed in reaching our target of $ 10 million, thanks to John and Jennifer’s generosity.”

In October of 2010, St. Pat’s officially announced plans to build a brand new, Class A, 288 bed Long Term Care Home. The new, modern facility will be located adjacent to the current building at 2865 Riverside Drive in South Ottawa. Moreover, the Home will create an inclusive and accessible place for our community’s elderly for generations to come.

The $ 10 million dollar Capital Campaign for the new St. Patrick’s Home will create features and amenities that would not be possible through baseline funding. Campaign Chairman Larry Kelly states “The Campaign will ensure that St. Pat’s will continue to be an extraordinary place for our community’s elderly. The Home has a solid and longstanding reputation for providing exceptional care, but it is critical and urgent that we build a new Home to better meet the needs of our seniors. Eldercare is one of our community’s #1 healthcare issues and we must come together to invest in this crisis. We are grateful to have community champions such as John and Jennifer Ruddy to partner with us in our ambitious and much needed Campaign”.

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care will provide baseline funding for the $ 55.4 million dollar facility. But community investment will be critical in order to realize a vision for a building that exceeds Ministry requirements in many key areas.

Construction of the new Home is to commence in the late Spring of 2011 as planning is well underway. Residents are expected to move in the Fall of 2013.

CONTACT 

Mariette MacIsaac, Administrator, Trinity Development Foundation, 613.565. 5864 or mmcisaac(at)trinity-group(dot)com

Larry Kelly, Chairman, Campaign for the new St. Patrick’s Home 613.238.6321 or lkelly(at)kellysantini(dot)com

Jennifer Conley, Executive Director St. Patrick’s Home Foundation 613.260.2739 or mailto:jconley(at)magma(dot)ca

http://www.stpats.ca

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