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Accretive Health Officially Launches 501 (c) (3) Organization

Accretive Helping Hands is proud to announce that its application for tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service has been approved.

Chicago, IL, June 20, 2014 --( In December 2012, Accretive Health employees founded an organization dedicated to charitable giving, with Accretive Health providing the initial financial endowment. Since then, Accretive Helping Hands has been providing volunteer resources and financial support in communities across the country. The organization is proud to announce that its application for tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service has been approved.

“Now that Accretive Helping Hands is a private operating foundation, we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts,” said Chris Hartemayer, a vice president at Accretive Health. “This will allow us to find new ways to help patients and their families navigate the difficulties encountered after treatment by partnering with community healthcare and social work providers.”

Some of the philanthropic work Accretive Helping Hands has performed includes building homes with Habitat for Humanity, cooking at Ronald McDonald Houses, donating to homeless shelters, volunteering at soup kitchens, providing volunteers at client hospital fundraisers, such as fun-runs, golf outings, and more.

“At Accretive Health, we are taking a very grass roots approach to our volunteer work,” Hartemayer added. “We have the people in place across the country and we are looking forward to assisting patients in the communities where they live and work.”

About Accretive Helping Hands

Accretive Helping Hands is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) whose mission is to partner with healthcare and social service providers to jointly identify patients and their families and assist these individuals in a way that extends beyond the episode of care.

About Accretive Health

At Accretive Health, our mission is to partner with healthcare communities to serve as a catalyst for a healthier future for all. For more information, visit
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