SOURCE: HealthPartners

March 07, 2007 10:51 ET

HealthPartners Employees Donate Over $1 Million in 2006

Four Major Employee Fundraising Campaigns

BLOOMINGTON, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2007 -- HealthPartners and Regions Hospital employees donated more than $1 million to charitable community organizations in 2006. The contributions benefit four major employee fund raising campaigns and smaller food drives benefiting more than 300 local charities.

"This generosity reflects employees' passionate commitment to HealthPartners mission to serve our community," said Donna Zimmerman, HealthPartners vice president of government and community relations.

HealthPartners and Regions Hospital largest employee fundraiser, the Community Giving Campaign, raised $450,000 for four charitable federations, including: Twin Cities United Way, Community Health Charities - Minnesota, Community Solutions Fund and the Minnesota Environmental Fund. The second largest campaign, Sharing at Work, contributed nearly $440,000 to programs that benefit patient care, education and research. Other employee charitable campaigns in 2006 include:

             American Heart Walk             $ 105,426
             Food drives                     $   6,399
             Food and school supplies         3826 lbs
             21 holiday volunteer and service projects
In addition to employee donations, HealthPartners has been a member since 1991 of the Keystone program, which is comprised of Minnesota companies who have committed to donate a portion of their pre-tax earnings to address community needs.

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HealthPartners (www.healthpartners.com) is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with commercial and Medicare Advantage plans that received the highest rating of "Excellent" from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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