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“Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ad: Pharmacy Times (May 2016)”

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Pharmacy Times (May 2016)

A Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ad was featured in Pharmacy Times (May 2016 Issue). A donation will be made to your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital each time a prescription is processed through the Rx Assistance Program.

Pharmacy Times (May 2016)


“Pennsylvania Drug Card”

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(Philadelphia, PA) – There's new way to save on the cost of medications in the state of Pennsylvania.

A new discount drug card was unveiled today. It's designed to help the uninsured and underinsured, but everyone in the state is eligible. It's free for all residents and covers all drugs.

The program is funded by the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacies. The average discount is said to be 30-percent.

You can get the Pennsylvania drug card by signing up online at Pennsylvaniadrugcard.com.


“Pennsylvania Drug Card and United Networks of America Presents Donation to Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey Campus”

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Pennsylvania Drug Card Presents Donation to Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey Campus

Pennsylvania Drug Card had the opportunity to tour Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey Campus and present a donation in the amount of $7,690.20 along with several books for the Child Life Program. This facility began in 1963 with a “$50 million dollar phone call” from Milton S. Hershey. He offered the $50 million donation for Penn State to establish a medical school and teaching hospital in Hershey which saw the first patients in 1970. A donation is made to the local CMN hospital each time a prescription is processed through Pennsylvania Drug Card.   Pictured: Erika Zaborny, Associate Director, National Partnerships, Children’s Miracle Network and Heidi Barousse, Program Director, Pennsylvania Drug Card

Since 2015, the United Networks of America partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised over $2.4 million dollars for local children’s hospitals. Of this, $7,690.20 has been raised for Penn State Children’s Hospital

ABOUT UNITED NETWORKS OF AMERICA
United Networks of America is one of the largest providers of value added managed care products and services in the United States. Since 1993, United Networks of America has continued to grow its network to more than 240,000 participating providers serving more than 120.1 million members across the United States of America, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The diverse membership base is a testament to the versatility and value of those networks. United Networks of America clients include TPA’s, insurance companies, associations, universities, federal and state governments, school systems, large employers, among others. Each year, United Networks of America programs continue to receive the highest rankings in the country among value added programs. For more information on United Networks of America please click here

ABOUT PENN STATE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Penn State Children’s Hospital offer more than 20 pediatric specialties in Hershey and more than 30 outpatient locations throughout Pennsylvania. Penn State Children’s Hospital is committed to providing children with the highest quality of treatment and support. Penn State Children’s Hospital takes a holistic approach in caring for patients, focusing on each child’s physical and emotional well being.


“Pennsylvania Drug Card Presents Donation to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital”

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Pennsylvania Drug Card Presents Donation to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

Pennsylvania Drug Card recently toured the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. At that time, a check was presented in the amount of $10,047.45.  These dollars are necessary to fund the child life programs which make it possible for children to experience the joys of childhood while in the hospital. In 2016, Geisinger had more than 430,000 pediatric patient visits. A donation is made to the local CMN hospital each time a prescription is processed through Pennsylvania Drug Card.  Pictured: Samantha Kennelly, Coordinator, Children’s Miracle Network and Heidi Barousse, Program Director, Pennsylvania Drug Card.

Since 2015, the United Networks of America partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised over $2.4 million dollars for local children’s hospitals. Of this, $10,047.45 has been raised for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

ABOUT UNITED NETWORKS OF AMERICA
United Networks of America is one of the largest providers of value added managed care products and services in the United States. Since 1993, United Networks of America has continued to grow its network to more than 240,000 participating providers serving more than 120.1 million members across the United States of America, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The diverse membership base is a testament to the versatility and value of those networks. United Networks of America clients include TPA’s, insurance companies, associations, universities, federal and state governments, school systems, large employers, among others. Each year, United Networks of America programs continue to receive the highest rankings in the country among value added programs. For more information on United Networks of America please click here


“Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Receives Support from Pennsylvania Drug Card and United Networks of America”

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Pennsylvania Drug Card Presents Donation to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Drug Card presented a generous donation in the amount of $34,531 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). CHOP is the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since its start in 1855, CHOP has grown to provide treatment to families from all over the world for complex medical conditions. Today, CHOP has more than 1 million visits per year and is also home to the largest pediatric research facility in the United States. Pictured is Julia Wilcoff, Director, Children’s Miracle Network and Heidi Barousse, Pennsylvania Drug Card.

Since 2015, the United Networks of America partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised over $2.4 million dollars for local children’s hospitals. Of this, $34,531 has been raised for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

ABOUT UNITED NETWORKS OF AMERICA
United Networks of America is one of the largest providers of value added managed care products and services in the United States. Since 1993, United Networks of America has continued to grow its network to more than 240,000 participating providers serving more than 120.1 million members across the United States of America, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The diverse membership base is a testament to the versatility and value of those networks. United Networks of America clients include TPA’s, insurance companies, associations, universities, federal and state governments, school systems, large employers, among others. Each year, United Networks of America programs continue to receive the highest rankings in the country among value added programs. For more information on United Networks of America please click here


“Nadine Calarco, Pennsylvania Drug Card with Kristen Kowaleski, Janet Weis Children's Hospital”

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“PA Drug Card Offers Residents a Prescription for High Healthcare Costs”

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Pennsylvania residents have saved over $16 million on prescription drugs through Pennsylvania Drug Card since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. The program, which offers free discount drug cards to all state residents, was launched in December 2008.

"We are very satisfied with the results of the program thus far," states Pennsylvania Drug Card Program Director, Kerry Shaw. "We attribute much of our success to the support of organizations such as Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and many others. This program only works if people know about it and that is why we have been very proactive in securing support from organizations that can help us create awareness for this statewide prescription assistance program."

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Pennsylvania Drug Card in order to create awareness and help every Pennsylvania resident obtain a discount drug card. Together, Pennsylvania Drug Card and The Greater Philadelphia Chamber are currently educating all clinics, hospitals, county health departments and urgent care clinics throughout the State about the program.

Every Pennsylvanian is eligible to participate in the Pennsylvania Drug Card program; there are no restrictions to membership and no applications to fill out. The card is accepted at over 56,000 regional and national pharmacies. Residents can pick up a free card at the Chamber office or download a card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.PADrugCard.com.

This free prescription card is available online for everyone in Pennsylvania by simply visiting www.PADrugCard.com. and printing a card. Residents with no internet access can visit any Target, Giant Eagle, Pathmark, Kmart, Acme Sav-on, Weis or Superfresh pharmacy location and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Pennsylvania Drug Card.


“Chamber Supports Free Pennsylvania Drug Card Program”

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The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is proud to support a new statewide discount drug card program called the Pennsylvania Drug Card that is now available to all Pennsylvania residents. The program, which is free to all Pennsylvanians, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs with average savings around 30%.

Pennsylvanians can download a free card and search drug pricing and participating pharmacies by visiting www.padrugcard.com. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can visit any ACME SAV-ON Pharmacy, Target Pharmacy, Kmart Pharmacy, Giant Eagle Pharmacy, Giant Pharmacy, King's Pharmacy, Mr. Z's Pharmacy, and Scot's Lo-Cost Pharmacy location in Pennsylvania. Simply ask the pharmacist to process your prescription through the Pennsylvania Drug Card in order to receive a discount.

The Pennsylvania Drug Card is being funded through the support of pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. The program is supported by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce as an initiative that can benefit Chamber members as well as all Pennsylvania residents.

"We encourage all residents to take advantage of the opportunity to help offset the rising prices of prescription drugs purchased in Pennsylvania," said Mark Schweiker, President & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and former Governor of Pennsylvania. "The Pennsylvania Drug Card is easy to use and has no eligibility restrictions. Whether you work for a company, or you are self- employed, or not employed, this card may save you money on your prescription medications."

The Pennsylvania Drug Card Program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Pennsylvania afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

"The people of Pennsylvania need a program like this to help offset rising prescription drug costs," states Program Director Kerry Shaw. "This program couldn't have come at a better time as the struggling economy continues to leave more people without jobs and benefits."