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ChenMed Invests $500,000 on “Serving and Giving Day”

Nov 20, 2019

Miami, Fla. – Nov. 20, 2019 – ChenMed, a leader in primary care operating some 60 medical practices serving Medicare-eligible seniors in eight states, announced that its more than 2,300 employees today will be volunteering in large and small groups for diverse organizations providing vital community services in 14 cities. The community-focused company is investing $500,000 to underwrite 9,000 “Serving and Giving Day” volunteer hours, with activity occurring between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

“We’re a privately-held company that’s led by physicians, and we care deeply about each of the communities where our seniors are thriving” says Christopher Chen, M.D., ChenMed CEO. “This afternoon, we’ve arranged to have our executive team, clinical leaders, primary care physicians and every team member focus on relationship building and giving back. We are looking forward to making a difference by doing much needed volunteer work for some truly outstanding service organizations.”

Underscoring this sentiment, Stephanie Chen, ChenMed Chief Legal Officer, notes that “I met my husband, Chris, doing community service together many years ago in Nicaragua, and our family’s commitment to doing God’s work is still strong.”

“Yes,” she added, “today’s ChenMed “Serving and Giving Day” represents a massive investment that few companies are able to do. But, everyone at ChenMed knows the importance of serving others and giving back. We have a diverse and passionate workforce and we are blessed to be able to share some of what we have with others. ChenMed is a truly special place to work because of the people we work with and the patients we serve.”

Decades of ChenMed Community Service

Notable examples of community service for the rapidly-growing medical practice include:

  • Decades of traveling doctors to Nicaragua to provide free medical services to people living in the poorest nation in Central America and second poorest in the Western Hemisphere
  • Partnering with nonprofits to distribute more than $1.5 million in enhanced-audio phones to hearing-impaired seniors during the past 18 months
  • Sponsoring monthly Salvation Army Mobile Food Pantry for Seniors events having distributed more than $500,000 in nutritious foods to improve health for people living with food insecurity
  • Certifying hundreds of low-income seniors to receive monthly food boxes funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • Inviting thousands of at-risk, non-patient seniors to benefit from courtesy medication reviews and complimentary diabetes screenings provided as a public service by ChenMed primary care clinicians
  • Sponsoring a Meals on Wheels distribution of more than $20K in Hurricane Preparedness Kits to Miami Seniors immediately before Hurricane Irma