This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Cigna Foundation Gives $5,000 Grant To Phoenix’s Meals While You Heal Program

Cigna Foundation made a recent $5,000 grant to the East Valley Adult Resource’s Meals While You Heal program, which helps care for local seniors recently discharged from the hospital by delivering meals to patients’ homes. The grant will add 625 meals and 50 individuals to the program.

“We are proud of our recent contribution that will help provide good nutrition to seniors in our community who are recovering from a stay at the hospital,” said Kristi Thomason, vice president of health plan operations for Cigna Medicare Select. “The remarkable services East Valley Adult Resources provides for the community fall right in line with Cigna’s mission to support members of the community in which we live and serve.”

“East Valley Adult Resources is very appreciative of the donation from the Cigna Foundation supporting Meals While You Heal,” said Dan Taylor, CEO of East Valley Adult Resources. “This service provides emergency meals to seniors recently discharged from the hospital. This critical service reduces readmission rates and provides support for the recipient to recover faster.”

In addition to donating to the Meals While you Heal program, locally Cigna is spearheading other initiatives to aid hospital recovery and reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions for its Phoenix Medicare customers. Cigna Medical Group (CMG), the group practice division of Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, has launched the CustomCare After the Hospital program, which dedicates a team of health care providers to patients recently discharged from the hospital to help ease patients’ transition and ensure a healthy recovery.

In the program, a CMG patient meets with a dedicated team of health care providers within days of being discharged from the hospital. A physician reviews prescriptions, provides education about the patient’s medical condition and answers any questions the patient may have. The ultimate goal of the CustomCare After the Hospital program is to provide post-hospital follow-up care to help patients achieve a healthy recovery and avoid unnecessary health problems that could send them back to the hospital.

“We continue to innovate better ways of caring for our patients, particularly as their needs become more complex over time,” said Edward Kim, president and general manager of Cigna Medical Group. “One of the challenges of transitioning back to the home is healthy eating. Meals While You Heal is invaluable in helping patients meet nutritional requirements while they get back on their feet.”

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,712.66 +34.43 0.19%
S&P 500 2,061.02 +4.87 0.24%
NASDAQ 4,891.2190 +27.8570 0.57%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs