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Tri-County Mall Brandon Phillips Bowling Bash Is a Hit
Brandon Phillips, second baseman for The Cincinnati Reds, not only has
mind-blowing moves on the baseball field, but he also knows how to strike
down the pins on the bowling lanes too!  Brandon (of course he was all
smiles and having fun) and other Reds, fans, bowlers, and supporters got
together for a friendly evening of bowling and fundraising at the inaugural
Tri-County Mall Brandon Phillips Bowling Bash to benefit the Reds Commu-
nity Fund (RCF).  

On the bowling lanes at Super Bowl Erlanger (
click here to see video from
the evening), there were lots of smiles, high-fives, and fun going around
while raising funds to allow the Reds Community Fund to operate its
fantastic outreach initiatives.  RCF programs include the Reds Rookie
Success League, a free, coed, character-building program for 6-12 year olds in
Greater Cincinnati, Butler County, Clermont County, Louisville, and
Dayton; Reds Youth Baseball and Softball Funding Program, which
underwrites expenses for more than 750 inner-city teams throughout Reds
Country; and Field Renovation Program, which has helped restore over 350
baseball and softball fields. Including the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth
Academy, Youth Baseball "Match" and Greater Cincinnati RBI programs, more
than 45,000 kids and coaches will be connected to the Reds Community
Fund in 2015.

Learn more about the Reds Community Fund, click
here .

Highfives Brandon and all who participated!
Date posted:  October 1, 2015

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The HealthCare Connection Recognized by HRSA as National Quality Leader
The HealthCare Connection (THCC), a medical home to uninsured,
underserved and low-income families in northern Hamilton County, has
been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a
National Quality Leader, one of only four health centers in Ohio to receive
this recognition.

“This award reflects The HealthCare Connection’s ongoing commitment to
providing excellence in all that we do,” says Kyle Rife, THCC’s Director of
Quality Improvement. “We are very proud to be recognized for our past
efforts and will continue to focus on continuously improving to ensure
we are providing the highest quality care possible to all the patients we
serve.”

HRSA announced the Health Center Quality Improvement FY2015 Grant
Awards, given to 1,153 health centers throughout the nation, as a part of
the Affordable Care Act funding, for achievement in providing high
quality, comprehensive care. The HealthCare Connection was the only
health center in Greater Cincinnati, one of only four in Ohio and 61 in the
nation, to be recognized as a National Quality Leader. According to HRSA,
National Quality Leaders “met or exceeded national clinical quality
benchmarks, including Healthy People 2020 objectives for chronic disease
management, preventive care and perinatal/prenatal care, demonstrating
health centers’ critical role in improving quality health care nationwide.”
As part of the same recognition The HealthCare Connection was also
named a Clinical Quality Improver and a Health Center Quality Leader and
received $101,639 to help expand current quality improvement systems
and improve primary care service delivery in the communities THCC
serves.

Health center quality leaders “achieved the best overall clinical outcomes
among all health centers, demonstrating a dedication to quality in all
aspects of clinical operations.” Clinical quality improvers “showed
improvement in one or more clinical quality measures between 2013 and
2014, demonstrating a significant improvement to their patients’ health.”

According to HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae, the funding
“rewards those health centers that are achieving the highest levels of
clinical quality performance and improvement.” Dolores Lindsay,
president and CEO of The HealthCare Connection says, “This recognition
is made possible by the outstanding clinicians and staff members who
work every day to provide the best possible care for our patients.”

For more information, visit
www.healthcare-connection.org or call
513-483-3081.

Highfives THCC!

Photo Provided by The Cincinnati Reds
The Dragonfly Foundation® Donates $45,000 in Technology to
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute
The Dragonfly Foundation® (TDF) has provided Cincinnati Children’s
Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute with another
set of 25 new HP® laptops with webcams and warranties (the first set was
donated in 2010). TDF also added to the number of tablets, gaming systems
and other electronics they have donated to date with 40 iPad Mini’ s® with
40 LifeProof Cases, 6 PlayStation4®, 6 Xbox One® gaming systems, and 1
WiiU® gaming system. The donation also includes three 7’ tall Power Tower®
Charging Stations, each capable of quickly charging up to 12 mobile devices.
The charging stations will be placed at the clinic and parents lounges of
Cincinnati Children’s Main Campus and Liberty Campus locations. The total
value of the donation is nearly $45,000.

“The technology will help enhance the patient experience for kids and young
adults in treatment at Cincinnati Children’s, ” said Christine Neitzke, Co-
Founder of The Dragonfly Foundation.  “This donation will help young
patients and their caregivers feel less isolated and more connected to
family, friends, and the world outside the hospital.”

The Dragonfly Foundation, a Cincinnati-based 501c3 nonprofit, has
partnered with Cincinnati Children’s since 2010 to enhance the patient
experience at the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, and to bring comfort
and joy to kids and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow
transplants. The donation was made as part of Dragonfly’s Gifting Program
and was sponsored by Zscaler, a leading Internet security company based out
of San Jose, CA.

“We are so appreciative of The Dragonfly Foundation and everything they do
to support our patients and families,” says, Dr. John Perentesis, Director,
Oncology Division, Cincinnati Children’s. “We are always inspired by their
generous and thoughtful contributions that help families throughout their
diagnosis and treatment journey.”

Learn more about The Dragonfly Foundation, visit
dragonfly.org.

Highfives to The Dragonfly Foundation, Zscaler, and all who made this
donation possible!

The Dragonfly Foundation®  in partnership with Zscaler
donated technology to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute to
enhance the patient experience.

Photo | The Dragonfly Foundation

Alyssa Voelkering, Pediatric Nurse
Practitioner, works with a young
patient at Forest Park Health
Center, part of The HealthCare
Connection.

Photo Provided by
The HealthCare Connection