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Touchstone Health Partners with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to Fight Cardiovascular Disease Among Seniors
Date:10/8/2008

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ --Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. announced today that it has teamed up with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to promote awareness in New York City of stroke, the number three killer and leading disabler among the elderly.

Touchstone Health will provide support for the associations' campaigns against cardiovascular disease during two events in May 2009: the Start! Wall Street Run & Heart Walk and the Power to End Stroke Recruitment Event.

"Cardiovascular disease is America's number one killer, and is the leading cause of death for older people," says Michael A. Muchnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Health. "As a healthcare company dedicated to serving Medicare beneficiaries, we decided to take the lead in raising awareness and empowering seniors in our community in the fight against this deadly disease. Our partnership with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association gives us the chance to make a difference on a local scale."

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to reducing disability and death from diseases of the heart and stroke. Through its national, regional and local efforts, in partnership with millions of volunteers and donors across the country, the association has helped save countless lives and helped improve the quality life of individuals living with heart disease and stroke.

"The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are excited to work with Touchstone Health as we continue to raise awareness of the risk factors and that immediate action during a stroke is necessary," says Dr. Richard Hodosh, President of the Board of Directors for the New York City Division of the American Heart Association. "Together we can continue to share the message that everyone must know their risks, recognize the symptoms of a stroke, call 911 and seek the treatment that is available."

About Touchstone Health

Touchstone Health, headquartered in New York City, is an HMO focused on the Medicare market. Touchstone Health currently has 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Orange, Westchester, Broome, Chenango, Delaware & Onondaga counties. Benefits are available to anyone enrolled in both Medicare Part A and B and continue to pay their Medicare applicable premiums.

Touchstone Health is a privately held company owned and advised by, among other investors, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Southern Cross Capital, and Steven Wiggins. The company was founded in 1998 by a group of neighborhood physicians to bring personalized health care to New York. Touchstone prides itself on its local focus and customer service.

For more information about Touchstone Health, please visit the company's website at http://www.touchstone-health.com.


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