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Middletown, N.Y. – January 10, 2013 – Crystal Run Healthcare helped bring joy to many local children and families in need this holiday season. The staff at Crystal Run Healthcare’s 15 locations purchased toys and other gifts to be donated to children of needy families for the holidays. Employees purchased items such as books, bicycles, dolls, games, teddy bears, and clothing as well as many other gifts. The “Angel” gifts, which were purchased by employees in Crystal Run’s Orange County offices, were donated to the Salvation Armies of Middletown and Newburgh as part of their Angel Tree program. The “Snowmen” gifts were purchased by Crystal Run employees in the Rock Hill and Liberty offices and were donated to the United Way of Sullivan County as part of their Project Care Snowmen. In total, hundreds of gifts were donated to the three charity organizations by Crystal Run Healthcare.
Crystal Run Healthcare employees first began purchasing holiday gifts for donation to charities back in 2002 and have continued to do so every year since. The holiday toy drive is one of many philanthropic programs that the employees of Crystal Run Healthcare support to help give back to their local communities. “It is a very special day each year when we help pack the trucks with all the gifts our employees have donated. Even in this challenging economy, our employees still find a way to give to people in need. I am happy that Crystal Run Healthcare could be a part of making the holidays a little more joyful for some really deserving families in our communities,” said Mary DeFreitas, Chief Human Resources Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare.
--- Cutline: Barbara Nobile (left) of the Salvation Army and Mary DeFreitas (right), Chief Human Resources Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare pose for a picture while loading holiday gifts to be delivered.
About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multi-specialty group practice, and is among the fastest growing medical practices in the country. Crystal Run Healthcare includes over 300 providers, in over 40 medical specialties with 15 practice locations focusing on the healthcare needs of the mid-Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians representing the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Crystal Run Healthcare offers fully accredited digital radiology and laboratory services and is a national leader in the use and advancement of electronic health records (EHR). Crystal Run Healthcare is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice was among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) effective April 2012. NCQA recognition of Crystal Run as an Early Adopter seeking ACO Accreditation in January 2012 culminated in December 2012 with Crystal Run Healthcare achieving NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit our website at www.crystalrunhealthcare.com or call 845.615.6832.