CareCentrix Unique Employee Funded Program Helps Fellow Employees in Need
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CareCentrix announced today that its unique employee funded "CareCentrix Cares" program has delivered over half a million dollars in charitable help to more than 230 fellow employees in need. In 2015, CareCentrix leadership saw the opportunity to create a charitable vehicle to meet the needs of employees who were going through difficult circumstances. The CareCentrix Cares program allows team members to make voluntary and anonymous donations from their pay checks to a fund that helps team members in times of crisis or need. "The CareCentrix Cares program was built on the premise that we care about our team members, and the promise that in difficult times, we wanted to help," John Driscoll, CareCentrix CEO, explained. "We cannot prevent bad things from happening, but we knew we could do more to help members of our teams who were in crisis."
Like many other companies, CareCentrix supports community-based non-profits and nationwide causes. What makes this program unique is that it is organized and funded by employees, for employees.
The CareCentrix Cares program is managed by an outside charitable organization so that all requests can be handled anonymously. The program has supported CareCentrix employees across the country through a series of difficult challenges.
"The CareCentrix Cares Program really helped me out in my time of need. I had an unexpected visit to the hospital in the beginning of the year and was not prepared for how much it would cost me. The application process was smooth and the response time was fast." - CareCentrix Team Member
"Thanks to this program I was nearly able to pay off my hospital bill and had a lot of stress taken off me. I am glad that CareCentrix offers such a program and am happy with making contributions to it and helping people out in their time of need."- CareCentrix Team Member
"My son passed away unexpectedly and unfortunately I did not have life insurance on him. My manager advised me to apply for CareCentrix Cares to help with the costs of his funeral, which I did. It was approved by the program and I was granted $2,500. I really appreciate that I was approved as it helped greatly." - CareCentrix Team Member
"I recently relocated to Florida due to a domestic incident. I was living with my friend and her family of 8 and dog with myself and my two sons. I was trying to save up money to get our own place but it was somewhat of a challenge due to having to contribute to buying groceries for everyone and keep up the maintenance on both of my cars since the family was using the one I wasn't driving. I was aware of the program but not how it worked. One of my co-workers advised me to look more into the program and I'm forever grateful that I did. Thanks to the program I was able to get reimbursed some of the money I had to pay out during our transition. The program even reimbursed me the deposit I had to pay upfront to save my spot for our new apartment along with one month of rent down for us as well. This year started out very rocky for me and my kids but thanks to CareCentrix and this program we are now seeing better days ahead, so I wanted to let others know my story and say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the founders of the program." - CareCentrix Team Member
"At CareCentrix, we are building a culture of caring for each other. I am proud of this incredible organization where the majority of our employees voluntarily contribute from their pay checks to support one another. I hope that all other companies follow our example," Driscoll added.
CareCentrix partners with providers and payors in the transition to value-based care with home health management solutions and services that support improved outcomes and efficient care delivery. Headquartered in Hartford, Conn., CareCentrix connects patients with the care they need at home through a national network of over 8,000 credentialed provider locations. CareCentrix provides optimal access to quality home care for more than 24 million lives by connecting providers with patients and helping them navigate the complex home care system. CareCentrix's extensive range of services provides support and coordination for patients and their families in every step of the healing process, including home health, durable medical equipment (DME), home infusion, sleep management and care management services, which ultimately improve care transitions and reduce unnecessary readmissions and emergency room visits. For more information, please visit http://www.CareCentrix.com.