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updated: 11/20/2013 4:04 PM

Accretive Helping Hands volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

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  • Accretive Health employees Kyle Bakker (left) and Jared Jorgenson (right) are pictured volunteering at Habitat for Humanity.

      Accretive Health employees Kyle Bakker (left) and Jared Jorgenson (right) are pictured volunteering at Habitat for Humanity.
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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.

In conjunction with Accretive Helping Hands, Accretive Health employees joined Habitat for Humanity at its Salt Lake Valley chapter in West Jordan, Utah, on November 5, and November 12, 2013. Both days were used to help build shelter for community members in need.

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Habitat for Humanity runs its construction sites completely off of volunteer labor, so they look for groups or individuals to fill every day on their build calendar. The volunteers help to build housing for those in need while they recover from events such as natural disasters that separate them from shelter.

"Our team was eager to help," said Jana Anderson, one of the 24 Accretive Health employee volunteers on this project. "We support Habitat for Humanity's mission and its goal of providing shelter to those in need in our community."

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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