athenaGives program donates over $750,000 in grants and service donations to free clinics and innovative nonprofits, surpassing $2 million in donations to dateBoston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Zen Hospice Project, and SIRUM honored WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN), a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for healthcare providers nationwide, today announced that it has donated over $750,000 in grants and services to deserving nonprofit and charitable health organizations in 2016. The employee-directed cash grants and athenaNet® service donations are initiatives of the company's corporate responsibility program, athenaGives, which supports local non-profit organizations and free and charitable clinics domestically and abroad which share athenahealth's vision to unbreak healthcare. In 2016, the company awarded individual cash grants valued up to $20,000 to charitable organizations fixing health care problems and connecting patients in need to quality care. In partnership with the More Disruption Please program, athenaGives provided additional grants to disruptive, innovative healthcare nonprofits. athenaGives continued its hallmark service donation program, donating use of its network-enabled services to forty free and charitable clinics—more than doubling the number on the athenahealth network. This year's athenaGives beneficiaries demonstrate the variety of opportunities to address pain points and unbreak healthcare. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program provides comprehensive care to Boston's most vulnerable and resilient citizens; Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco reimagines the end of life experience; and SIRUM saves lives by connecting unopened unexpired medications to patients in need. "SIRUM is thrilled to receive support from athenahealth, a company that shares our commitment to improving healthcare through innovation," said Kiah Williams, SIRUM co-founder. "By using technology to redistribute unused medications, SIRUM seeks to reduce waste and improve access to prescription drugs for millions of Americans. We are grateful that athenahealth not only appreciates innovative models like ours, but also commits funds to help them scale."