New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2010
MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, announced the hospitals whose pediatric patients submitted the top drawings in its annual Holiday Card program:
- Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
- Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
- Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Amarillo, TX
- York Hospital Community Health Center, York, PA
- Children's Hospital of the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Greenville, SC
One of MultiPlan’s most popular initiatives, the Holiday Card Program invites pediatric patients at hospitals participating in MultiPlan’s PPO networks to enter their drawings for a public vote on the MultiPlan website. The top five drawings are featured on holiday greeting cards, produced courtesy of MultiPlan. Each hospital whose patients submitted drawings receive a supply of cards, courtesy of MultiPlan, for use in fundraising and to sell in their gift shops.
Over 950 people participated in the voting this year. The top five drawings are featured on MultiPlan’s website at: http://www.multiplan.com/providers/holidaycardprogram.cfm. “This program is extremely rewarding,” says Paul Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer for MultiPlan. “It offers hospitalized children an outlet to express their creativity, while continuing MultiPlan’s longstanding support of the community relations objectives of our participating hospitals.”
In conjunction with this program MultiPlan makes a donation to Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. For more information about Starlight, go to: http://www.starlight.org.
In addition to the Holiday Card Program, MultiPlan provides participating hospitals with Jeep PowerWheels(TM) toy cars through its Toy Car Program, and awards annual grants to qualifying hospitals through its Rural Health Outreach Grant Program.
MultiPlan, Inc. is the industry’s most comprehensive provider of healthcare cost management solutions. The company provides a single gateway to a host of primary, complementary and out-of-network strategies for managing the financial risks associated with healthcare claims. Clients include large and mid-sized insurers, third party administrators, self-funded plans, HMOs and other entities that pay claims on behalf of health plans. MultiPlan is owned by BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, and Silver Lake, the world’s largest private investor in technology. For more information, visit http://www.multiplan.com.