Navigation Links
Trend-Breaking Employee Campaign Raises Nearly $2.5 Million
Date:11/10/2008

Two-thirds of Regence workers participate in annual giving effort

PORTLAND, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence employees smashed last year's giving campaign record and bucked a national trend that threatens charitable giving in hard times.

Despite the dismal economic outlook -- or perhaps because of it -- Regence employees reached deep to contribute more than $1.64 million. Combined with the company's 50 percent match, local communities will receive a total of $2.47 million. That's up from 2007's record of $1.56 million.

"Regence has been serving our communities for more than 60 years," said Mark Ganz, Regence president and CEO. "I'm proud of our employees who continue that commitment to community when the need is greater than ever."

Participation was up also this year, as 67 percent of employees contributed. "That is well above the national trend," said Nita Kirby, Director of Client Relations for JK Group, one of the world's largest corporate philanthropic services. "The standard participation rate for a company of Regence's size in a normal economy is 27 to 30 percent. In a down economy, that rate drops to 20 to 25 percent."

Online donation and expanding to all 501(c) 3 organizations boosted employee giving two years in a row, bolstered by incentives and departmental rivalries with big stakes. Executives agreed to clean out refrigerators, wash cars and lip-synch to rock music -- complete with wigs and costumes -- to encourage participation.

Nearly 1,400 charities will benefit from employee pledges. Major recipients include local food banks, United Way chapters and Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, among others.

About Regence

Regence is a leading health insurer in the Northwest / Mountain State Region, offering health, life and dental insurance. We serve nearly three million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington),
'/>"/>

SOURCE Regence
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Lutheran Senior Services Partners with Silverchair Learning Systems to Enhance Employee Training and Education
2. CIGNA Employees Take to the Road to Promote Health and Wellness
3. Concentra Expands Horizon Air Employee Health Program With On-Site Clinic
4. National Survey Shows Employee Fears About Consumer-Driven Health Plans on Decline
5. Federal Employee Program Maintains Low Health Premiums In 2008
6. A Place for Mom, Nations Largest Senior Care Referral Service, Fills a Gap in Employee Benefits
7. Sandia National Laboratories Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management for Employee Health Center
8. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Nationally Recognized by BusinessWeek and AARP for Creating a Unique Workplace Environment for New and Mature Employees
9. Office of Administration Announces Plan to Preserve Health Care Benefits for Current, Future Retired Commonwealth Employees
10. Sallie Mae Employees Receive Award for Largest National Team at Lance Armstrong Foundation Fundraising Events
11. Nurses and Hospital Employees Top Concerns: Communication, Staffing and Compensation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in ... up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic ... a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The ... foods and an over-accumulation in the esophagus of ... body,s immune system). EoE can cause a variety ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 Victorian Hotel has ... promoting the rental of bikes for its "Cycle the ... Victorian Hotel to tour the area using a rental ... Bicycle enthusiasts love to call Vancouver home, as it ... cycle travel and picturesque journeys through the countryside. Vancouver ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Advanced boilers are preferred over conventional ... fossil fuels, produce high-capacity power, emit fewer pollutants, ... warming and climate change concerns, many countries have ... emissions and pollutants coming from fossilfuel-based power plants.North ... advance boilers market., The global power rental market ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 A Massachusetts couple ... the cancer risks associated with power morcellators ( http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/ ... story to federal regulators, as they presented poignant testimony ... & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel meeting convened to ... to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... mesh lawsuits ( http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/ ) filed against ... the litigation’s second bellwether trial, which is expected to ... Control Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Southern ... Pretrial Conference will be held on August 7, 2014 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study finds cause of mysterious food allergy, suggests new treatment strategy 2Health News:Study finds cause of mysterious food allergy, suggests new treatment strategy 3Health News:Victorian Hotel Creates Excitement by Adding "Cycle the City" Bike Rentals for Its Vancouver Hotel Rooms 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Federal Court Schedules Pretrial Conference for Second Bellwether Case, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... , THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- For people ... be just as good as having the appendix removed, ... hundreds of patients to determine that treatment with antibiotics ... been the so-called "gold standard" of care for an ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Patients with digestive disorders such ... levels of radiation from diagnostic imaging tests, a new ... patients with gastrointestinal disorders between 1999 and 2009, ... diagnostic imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT) imaging. ...
... Doheny HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay ... mammogram may be at higher long-term risk of developing breast ... a new Danish study. However, the link between false-positive ... among women who had been screened from the early 2000s ...
... common among long-term survivors of acute lung injury ... a telephone-based test battery, according to a new ... as an important outcome among survivors of critical ... has not been assessed in a multi-center trial, ...
... , ,Airport security screening has increased substantially during the ... rise. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic ... (THR) were performed in the United States. A ... Security Checkpoints: How Has Heightened Security Affected Patients," ...
... 5, 2012 - Old houses and vacant lots may not look ... is better than gold. Excavations over the years can create ... if dirt and debris ended up mixed in a blender then ... one scientist and geologist is finding some of the city,s abandoned ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Finds Antibiotics Best for Appendicitis 2Health News:Study Finds Antibiotics Best for Appendicitis 3Health News:Diagnostic Scans Tied to Radiation Risk for Gastro Patients 2Health News:False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study 2Health News:False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study 3Health News:Long-term neuropsychological impairment is common in acute lung injury survivors 2Health News:Clinical news alert from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2Health News:History of abandoned urban sites found stored in soil 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") ... to end the option held by Biotie to purchase ... development of NRL-1 (intranasal diazepam) for pediatric and adult ... Over the past year, Biotie has advanced the development ... for the pivotal clinical work required for NDA submission ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia , 11. ... führender Hersteller von Kameras für die ... Brust (MBI/BSGI), hat heute die CE-Zulassung ... Mit dem CE-Zeichen kann Dilon das ... seinen Vertriebsbereich auf den Großteil der ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Calif. , July 10, 2014  Breg, ... and services, has launched the FreeRunner™ knee brace ... who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active ... differently than other braces, providing support when patients ... normally when they don,t. Patellofemoral issues ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2
... 14, 2012  The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) ... into law House Bill 2263—anti-meth legislation authored by ... 23rd state to adopt real-time, stop-sale technology known ... The proven system—in a process similar ...
... SCHLIEREN-ZURICH, Switzerland, May 14, 2012 The ALS ... it has entered into collaboration with Neurotune ... Neuron or Lou Gehrig,s disease). (Photo: ... "Maintaining the health of motor neurons ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CHPA Applauds Arizona's Adoption Of HB 2263 2The ALS Therapy Development Institute Partners with Neurotune to Investigate Potential Treatments for Motor Neuron Disease 2The ALS Therapy Development Institute Partners with Neurotune to Investigate Potential Treatments for Motor Neuron Disease 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: