Crystal Run Healthcare's Employees Raise over $2,000 For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Middletown, N.Y. – September 25, 2014 – On Friday, September 5th, Crystal Run Healthcare held a dress down day to help raise funds and awareness to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The employees throughout all of Crystal Run’s over 20 locations in Orange, Sullivan and Rockland Counties personally donated money and wore jeans in a fundraiser called “Dress Down for St. Jude”. In total, the employees raised $2,339. All funds raised were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during Thunder 102’s radiothon on September 19th. Crystal Run Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Michelle A. Koury along with staff members Lauren Ramos, Junior Accountant in Middletown, Robin Mahnken, Registered Nurse in Liberty and Mark Trocino, Director of Marketing and Public Relations presented the check to Thunder 102’s on-air hosts Paul Ciliberto, Michelle Semerano, and Mike Sakell on-air during the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon. In the past two years of the radiothon, employee donations from Crystal Run have totaled nearly $5,000 for juvenile cancer research.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric treatment and research hospital whose mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Discoveries made at St. Jude have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other diseases.
“I am so proud of the support that our employees have given again this year to the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon. The Crystal Run employees never cease to amaze me with their generosity, caring nature. Cancer is a disease that has touched so many lives and by supporting St. Jude and the great work they do with cancer research we are all helping the fight against cancer,” said Michelle A. Koury, MD, Chief Operating Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare.
--- Cutline: Pictured from left to right, Mike Sakell, on-air host at Thunder 102, Lauren Ramos, Junior Accountant at Crystal Run Healthcare, Dr. Michelle A. Koury, Chief Operating Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare, Robin Mahnken, Registered Nurse at Crystal Run Healthcare, Paul Ciliberto, on-air host at Thunder 102, Michelle Semerano, on-air host at Thunder 102 and Mark Trocino, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Crystal Run Healthcare all pose for a picture with the check donated by Crystal Run Healthcare to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during Thunder 102’s Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon.
About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multispecialty group practice with over 300 providers in over 40 medical specialties and more than 20 practice locations in the Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians in 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. In addition to accreditation by The Joint Commission, Crystal Run is designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice is 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). Crystal Run Healthcare achieved NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation in 2012, becoming the first health care organization to be so designated in New York State and among the first six in the United States. Leveraging its ACO experience, Crystal Run has entered into value-based care/shared savings arrangements with numerous commercial payers and a Medicaid Managed Care organization. As a result, contracts which reward Crystal Run for health outcomes now cover approximately 50 percent of the group’s attributed primary care patients. Crystal Run has demonstrated its ability to manage population health, improving quality while simultaneously lowering per capita cost for the patients it serves. Crystal Run Healthcare and Mount Sinai Health System have recently announced the established the Mount Sinai-Crystal Run Alliance for Healthcare Transformation, a groundbreaking partnership in which the participants will share and implement best practices, invest and share financial and intellectual resources, strengthen provider networks, and employ innovative approaches to the creation of health care value—all in furtherance of the “Triple Aim” of Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Cost. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit www.crystalrunhealthcare.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or call 845.703.6999.