Forty Finalists Named in Hospital Charitable Service Awards

ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a national conference call on Wednesday, October 2, Chairman Charles R. Evans, FACHE, announced the finalists for the Hospital Charitable Service Awards program, sponsored by Jackson Healthcare.

During the 2013 season, Jackson's Awards program received 178 program nominations from 154 hospitals spanning 36 states.

This year's finalists included:

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton: Tipton Get Fit (Munford, TN)
  • Brooks Rehabilitation: Brooks Rehabilitation Stroke Wellness Program (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Bruce Carter, Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center: AIMS for Veterans—Access Innovations for Medical- Legal Services for Veterans (Miami, FL)
  • Buffalo Hospital, part of Allina Health: Heart Safe Communities of Wright County- Buffalo Hospital (Buffalo, MN)
  • Charlevoix Area Hospital: Charlevoix Area Hospital School Nurse Project (Charlevoix, MI)
  • Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland: Project SEARCH (Oakland, CA)
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Youth Heart Watch at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, an affiliate of Project ADAM® (Philadelphia, PA)
  • East Alabama Medical Center: J.W. Darden Wellness Center (Opelika, AL)
  • Ephraim McDowell Health: Hope Clinic & Pharmacy (Danville, KY)
  • Finger Lakes Health: From Rehab to PRE-hab—Reducing the Incidence of Heart Disease in High-Risk Rural Upstate New York (Geneva, NY)
  • Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City: Creating Positive Relationships (C.P.R) (Michigan City, IN)
  • Georgetown Hospital System: Georgetown Community Care Network (Georgetown, SC)
  • Hallmark Health System: The Mobile Food Market (Melrose, MA)
  • Indiana University Health: Garden on the Go® (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Indiana University Health Bloomington: Positive Link (Bloomington, IN)
  • Lee Memorial Health System: Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter (Fort Myers, FL)
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital: Centro de Salud LatinoAmericano (Allentown, PA)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital: MGH-Mbarara Anesthesia Collaboration (Boston, MA)
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System: Memorial Hermann Health Centers for Schools (Houston, TX)
  • Mercy/Catholic Health Partners, ProMedica, and the University of Toledo Medical Center: The Lucas County Initiative to Improve Birth Outcomes (Toledo, OH)
  • Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center: Windsor Connection Resource Center (Windsor, VT)
  • Newton Medical Center: First Steps (Covington, GA)
  • Parkview Adventist Medical Center: Lifestyle Choices (Brunswick, ME)
  • Phillips Eye Institute, part of Allina Health: Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative (Minneapolis, MN)
  • PIH Health Hospital: Health & Wellness Center at Whittier First Day (Whittier, CA)
  • Presence United Samaritans Medical Center: I Sing the Body Electric (Danville, IL)
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: Domestic Violence and the Role of the Healthcare Provider (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Rockcastle Regional Hospital: Countywide Stride Run/Walk Series (Mt. Vernon, KY)
  • Roseland Community Hospital: Project HOPE (Helping Our People Endure) (Chicago, IL)
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu: Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Honolulu Pacific Outreach Program (Honolulu, HI)
  • Sparrow Hospital: Fitness Initiative Targeting Kids (FITKids) (Lansing, MI)
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System: AccessHealth Spartanburg (AHS) (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Spectrum Health United & Kelsey Hospitals: Project Save Our Children Against Drunk Driving (Greenville, MI)
  • St. Anthony Hospital: Developmental Support Project of the Community Wellness Program (Chicago, IL)
  • St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital: MedAssist: A prescription assistance program of Catholic Charities (Effingham, IL)
  • St. Mary Medical Center: St. Mary Homeless Services Initiative (Bensalem, PA)
  • St. Mary's Health Care System: St. Mary's / Mercy Health Center Wellness Partnership (Athens, GA)
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle: Healthy Education and Lifestyles Program (HELP) (Azle, TX)
  • WakeMed Health & Hospitals: ENERGIZE! (Raleigh, NC)
  • Wills Eye Institute: Improving Access to Eye Care among High-Risk Persons for Glaucoma in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Ten award winners will be named February 4, 2014 at a special banquet following the National Hospital Charitable Services Conference in Atlanta. They will share in a $100,000 prize pool.

The Awards program seeks to recognize hospitals whose commitment to their community—whether defined locally, regionally, nationally or globally—has led to innovative, sustainable and collaborative efforts to improve community health and increase access to healthcare education and services.

To learn more about the Hospital Charitable Service Awards visit:

About Jackson Healthcare—Jackson Healthcare is the third largest healthcare staffing company in the U.S. and serves more than five million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities. The company also provides technology solutions that enable total hospital efficiency. Jackson has earned national media coverage by providing innovative solutions to healthcare problems, in addition to championing local, national and international charitable work. Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized the company as one of the Best Places to Work for seven consecutive years. Visit  to learn more.

Media Contact: Keith Jennings, Jackson Healthcare, 678-690-7942,

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