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Fundraising Underway for Centennial Gift to Benefit Medworks Restorative Dental Care Program

CLEVELAND, March 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In December, The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Healthcare announced Medworks as the beneficiary of a joint philanthropic effort to be unveiled at The Center / CHAMPS' centennial event being held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

As of Wednesday, Feb. 24, the fundraising team at The Center and CHAMPS are pleased to report they are more than a third of the way to their goal of raising $300,000 for Medworks to launch a restorative dental care program.

To date, sponsorship dollars raised total $63,400, with The Center's 501(c)(3) affiliate matching those dollars 100 percent up to $150,000 raised.

"To me the art of fundraising is having a passion and true belief in what you are trying to accomplish," said The Center / CHAMPS Chief Operating Officer, Phil Mazanec. "In this case our fundraising efforts will help others in great need and in search of their independence."

The Center and CHAMPS are still actively seeking sponsors for their joint philanthropic effort to benefit Medworks' restorative dental care program. Individuals and organizations can participate at many levels of giving.

For more information about contributing to The Center and CHAMPS' joint philanthropic effort to benefit Medworks' restorative dental care program, contact Kirstin Craciun, director of community outreach, at 216.255.3616 or via email.

More details about the centennial celebration will be released as they become available. Visit the organizations' centennial web section or follow the hashtag #NEOHospitals100 to stay connected with the organization's planning efforts.

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With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region's healthcare providers. The Center's efforts focus on areas that benefit member hospitals from a regional approach, including healthcare workforce; emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community initiatives. And because of its business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center has the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to its members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 34 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC's NorthCoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit neohospitals.org. 2016 marks 100 years of hospital advocacy and partnerships for The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Healthcare. The centennial anniversary includes a community gift, commemorative timeline and celebratory event. To learn more visit neohospitals100.com.

CONTACT: Deanna Moore deanna.moore@chanet.org 216.255.3614Source:The Center for Health Affairs