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Community National Bank Gifts Copley $5,000 for Charitable Care and Heart Health 5K Run/Walk

July 20, 2015

Morrisville, VT…Community National Bank has gifted Copley Hospital $5,000 to help fund two hospital programs: charitable care and heart health. “We are grateful for Community National Bank’s support,” says Mel Patashnick, Copley Hospital CEO. “Their gift will help ensure patients receive care regardless of ability to pay through our Charitable Care Program as well as support a new family-friendly community event, our 5K Run for the Heart.”

Copley’s Charitable Care Program provides nearly $1million in care annually. “Charitable Care has been a long-standing program at Copley,” says Copley Vice President of Development Leah Hollenberger. “Support through our yearly annual fund drives help offset some of the costs associated with this program.” Hollenberger explains that 90% of the hospital’s charitable care cases are with patients that have insurance, but need help with their co-pays and/or high deductibles.

A portion of Community National Bank’s gift will also serve as a founding sponsorship for the October 3rd Copley Run for the Heart. Copley Hospital is collaborating with Morrisville’s Rocktoberfest celebration to bring a family friendly event that includes heart healthy activities and a 5K run/walk and a one-Mile Health Walk to Oxbow Park. Proceeds of the event benefit the hospital’s heart programs, including cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and healthy living programs through the hospital’s wellness center. For more information or to register for Copley’s Run for the Heart visit www.copleyvt.org/support-copley/events/copley-run-for-the-heart/.

Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. For the past four years, Copley has been recognized as a HealthStrong Hospital, an award of excellence based on a comprehensive measurement metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. It has also been named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in New England based on patient satisfaction. Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and excellent inpatient and outpatient care with specialists, including Cardiology, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Services and Urology on its campus in Morrisville. Visit www.copleyvt.org or call 802-888-8888 for more information.