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Middletown, N.Y. – February 27, 2014 – Crystal Run Healthcare, led by its Cardiology division, hosted a fund raiser to help support the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. On Friday, February 7th, the providers and staff at all of Crystal Run Healthcare’s locations personally donated money and wore red to help raise funds and awareness about heart disease and its effects on women. Employees purchased red dress pins to wear along with their red clothing to show their support. In total, $1,932 was raised by Crystal Run Healthcare and donated to the American Heart Association.
Crystal Run Healthcare has long been committed to heart health and preventative medicine for its patients as well as the communities they serve. In addition to National Wear Red Day, the physicians of Crystal Run Healthcare also organize monthly walks called “Walk With A Doc” that encourage heart health.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in women and is responsible for 1 in 3 deaths each year. On the first Friday in February each year, millions of women and men come together to wear red, take action and commit to fighting this deadly disease. Funds raised by Go Red for Women support educational programs that increase women's understanding about their risk for heart disease and support research to discover scientific knowledge about heart health.
“Heart disease is often forgotten by many to be the leading cause of death in women which is why it is so important that we bring attention to this cause and help raise money for education and the fight against it. As a Cardiologist at Crystal Run, I see patients each day that suffer from heart disease and is why I am very happy to have coordinated our efforts as a practice for National Wear Red Day as we help battle heart disease for women,” said Sandeep Singh, MD, FACC, Cardiologist and National Wear Red Day Coordinator for Crystal Run Healthcare.
--- Cutline: From left to right, Virginia Moore-Stam, RN; Karen Gilmour, MA; Noemi Ayala, MA and cardiologist, Dr. Sandeep Singh pose for a picture wearing red during Crystal Run’s Go Red For Women fund raiser.
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 www.crystalrunhealthcare.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or call 845.615.6832.