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  • Accretive volunteers recently bought and prepared dinner for the 125 residents of the family and women's shelters in downtown Salt Lake City. Pictured at the worksite are (from left to right): Accretive Health employees Katie Kirkwood Patel, Justin Demers, Bryan Heaton, Daniel Jackson, Katy Stoddard, Matt Barron, Brie Farmer, Robert Troksa, Jana Anderson, Jose Diaz, and Dan Buning.

      Accretive volunteers recently bought and prepared dinner for the 125 residents of the family and women's shelters in downtown Salt Lake City. Pictured at the worksite are (from left to right): Accretive Health employees Katie Kirkwood Patel, Justin Demers, Bryan Heaton, Daniel Jackson, Katy Stoddard, Matt Barron, Brie Farmer, Robert Troksa, Jana Anderson, Jose Diaz, and Dan Buning.
    Accretive Helping Hands

 
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As part of its ongoing commitment to philanthropic activities in the communities it serves, Accretive Health employees founded an organization dedicated to charitable giving, with Chicago-based Accretive Health, Inc., providing an initial financial endowment.

Accretive Helping Hands was launched in December 2012 as an exciting new way for Accretive Health's 1,750 U.S. employees to extend their volunteerism. Accretive Helping Hands helps patients and their families navigate the difficulties encountered after treatment by partnering with community healthcare and social work providers.

Most recently, in conjunction with Accretive Helping Hands, Accretive Health employees teamed up with The Road Home, a long-standing charitable partner of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah, that provides emergency shelter and housing services to men, women and families in the community. Twenty-two Accretive volunteers bought and prepared dinner for the 125 residents of the family and women's shelters in downtown Salt Lake City.

Pictured at the worksite are (from left to right): Accretive Health employees Katie Kirkwood Patel, Justin Demers, Bryan Heaton, Daniel Jackson, Katy Stoddard, Matt Barron, Brie Farmer, Robert Troksa, Jana Anderson, Jose Diaz, and Dan Buning.

"Our employees continue to show their dedication to helping not only the Salt Lake City community, but all the communities we serve," said Matt Barron, a manager at Accretive Health. "We are very grateful for the spirit of volunteerism that has driven Accretive Helping Hands to help so many people nationwide."

About Accretive Helping Hands

Accretive Helping Hands is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3) status pending) whose mission is to partner with healthcare and social service providers to jointly identify patients and their families and assist these individuals in a way that extends beyond the episode of care.

If you would like to make a donation to Accretive Helping Hands you can email the charity at ahhelpinghands@accretivehealth.com.

About Accretive Health

At Accretive Health, our mission is to help our healthcare clients strengthen their financial stability and deliver better care at a more affordable cost to the communities they serve, increasing healthcare access for all. For more information, visit www.accretivehealth.com.

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