Thursday, March 13, 2014

CoxHealth Foundation donates $50,000 to community prescription assistance program

From left: Lisa Alexander, President CoxHealth Foundation; Karen Kramer, Vice President/CNO CoxHealth; Jennifer Gist, Access Program Manager; Karen Brown, RN, BSN, Director Patient Assistance Programs, Mercy; Glenda Miller, Coordinator for Center for Health Improvement; Mary Beth Hartman and Tyler Watskey, CoxHealth Foundation Board of Directors

For low-income patients without prescription drug coverage, a lack of access to needed medications can lead to expensive visits to the emergency room, hospitalization and other serious health complications.

The CoxHealth Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Community Medication Access Program (CMAP), a local project working to bridge this gap for the neediest patients. CMAP connects these patients with the myriad of prescription assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies, and helps them manage the often arduous application process. 

“CoxHealth’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve,” said Lisa Alexander, CoxHealth Foundation president and CEO. “Helping our friends and neighbors access medications essential to their health fulfills this mission in a vital way."

CMAP is a joint effort of CoxHealth, Mercy, Jordan Valley Community Health Center and The Kitchen Clinic. To learn more about eligibility guidelines, contact CMAP by calling 417-820-9290 or toll free 877-480-6900.