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Accretive Health builds bikes and smiles for hospital patients

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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 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, Accretive Helping Hands partnered with TurningWheels for Kids and hosted a "corporate bike build" in San Jose, Calif. Participants built 50 bicycles and donated them to pediatric patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. Pictured building new bicycles at the event are (from left to right): Accretive Health employee Lisa Jansen-King and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center chief financial officer Dave McGrew.

"The joy we brought to almost 50 kids and their families was truly incredible," said McGrew. "I want to thank the VMC Foundation, Accretive Health, TurningWheels for Kids and all our volunteers for sharing their time and talent to enrich the lives of our kids -- truly inspirational!"

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

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