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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Smart Car Donated in Appreciation for Excellent Health Care

The public assistance program at Martin Health has a new economical vehicle thanks to the generous contribution of a Smart car by Dolores Seiler of New York City, New York. Mrs. Seiler and her late husband, Seymour, were longtime Martin Health supporters and members of the organization's Barstow Reed Society.  This special gift was made in appreciation for the high quality health care Mr. Seiler received over the years at Martin Health System.  

"I am very proud that this gift is being used to help patients who have no health insurance or have fallen on hard times," Mrs. Seiler said.   

The specialists in the Martin Health Public Assistance office are an extraordinarily compassionate team that see individuals who may be struggling financially due to illness and/or lack of health insurance; others may be chronically homeless and living on the street. The public assistance specialists offer help, support and encouragement. 
 
“During the economic collapse, we saw many people who had lost everything,” said Rapael Almonte, one of four public assistance specialists. “It’s rewarding when you can help someone. That’s why I love my work.

  “Martin Health is very grateful to Dolores Seiler and her late husband, Seymour, for their very generous support and interest,” said Craig Chindemi, Vice President and Chief Philanthropic Officer. "This is a significant gift for the public assistance office and will help Martin Health in its mission to provide exceptional care to each and every patient every time."

 
Rafael Almonte, public assistance specialist, heads out
to visit patients in a Smart car donated by Dolores Seiler,
a long-time Martin Health Supporter. Almonte works with 
patients who have no health insurance or have fallen
on hard times and helps them with paperwork and insurance applications. 

About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for 75 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,700 associates, nearly 400 affiliated physicians and 850 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.

Media Contact: Donna Murphy, Communications Specialist
Phone: 772.223.2835
Email: Donna.Murphy@martinhealth.org

 

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