When I became part of the NextGen Healthcare team just over two years ago, I saw the opportunity to be a better partner to our clients and help enable a better experience for patients and providers. My early interactions with our clients and employees further solidified my commitment to play a role in transforming healthcare for our patients and providers across the country. This past month, I was also inspired to see the team’s passion and commitment to make a difference in our local communities by giving back.
In partnership with the United Way, NextGen Healthcare kicked off its inaugural Day of Caring event series that promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism within our local communities. Our employees are encouraged to lend their personal support, to be their best, and make a difference in someone’s life.
Throughout the month, hundreds of NextGen Healthcare employees across the country are given time off to volunteer in their local communities, offering their time to local hospitals, non-profit organizations and foundations focused on children’s education, health and well-being.
- At our Irvine corporate headquarters, we packed “Joy Jars” as a symbol of hope and designed cards of encouragement for children battling cancer. The event supported the Jessie Rees Foundation, an organization committed to ensuring that every child fighting cancer has the support to ‘Never Ever Give Up’. I am so proud to show these photos of our employees in action
- At our Horsham, Pennsylvania office, employees aided the Share Food Program, dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, affordable food
- In Brentwood, Tennessee, we helped the BRIDGES Domestic Violence Shelter, which ensures that families affected by domestic violence can transition safely to successful independent living through education, intervention, and case management
Our “day” of caring will extend far beyond a few days, with several volunteering and fundraising activities, including:
- Working with Children’s Hospital of St. Louis to benefit pediatric patients seeking care
- Helping Akron Children’s Hospital in North Canton, Ohio, which provides games, books and puzzles for patients
- Engaging with Casey Cares Foundation’s Kami’s Jammies Program in Hunt Valley, Maryland, which benefits critically-ill children seeking care at local hospitals
- In Atlanta, Georgia, we are helping to bring some relief to the hungry by assembling Snack Packs for children and Power Packs for adults
- In San Diego, California, we are continuing to create “Joy Jars” with the Jessie Rees Foundation.
This year’s activities represent NextGen Healthcare’s long-standing commitment to give back and make a meaningful difference beyond our professional responsibilities. #BelieveInBetter is the mission we are on. It is the guidepost for our journey as an organization of people who wake up every day striving to make a difference. It is the foundation of innovation and continuous improvement. Better is our mission to constantly provide more effective care in a transforming healthcare industry, and that includes being on the front lines of improving wellness in partnership with our clients, and in our communities. At NextGen Healthcare, we strive to do well by doing good, with the hope of enabling personal healthcare victories for patients, families, loved ones, and neighbors along the way. The NextGen Healthcare Day of Caring is yet another example of that mission brought to life.
*The Irvine NextGen Healthcare team gathered to support The Jessie Rees Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 21st.