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updated: 11/11/2013 6:51 PM

Accretive Helping Hands' volunteer work is "no small potatoes"

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  • Pictured above are Accretive Helping Hands volunteers (from left to right): Ryan Cagney, Matt MacDonald, Meredith Freeman and Mary Ellen Turk.

      Pictured above are Accretive Helping Hands volunteers (from left to right): Ryan Cagney, Matt MacDonald, Meredith Freeman and Mary Ellen Turk.
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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.

Recently, Accretive Helping Hands volunteers worked at the nonprofit organization Forgotten Harvest in Detroit, Mich. The 14 volunteers packaged 3,000 pounds of freshly harvested potatoes into 5-pound portions to be distributed to needy families and shelters in the Detroit metropolitan area.

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"We had a blast and cannot wait to repeat this valuable volunteer experience," said Mary Ellen Turk, Accretive Health senior manager of ISQ (intra-stay quality). "We were happy to help the community and families in need."

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, we are inspired daily by those we serve and are driven to succeed for our partner clients so they can continue to meet the vital healthcare needs of their communities. For more information, visit www.accretivehealth.com.

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