The Christ Hospital Health Network Receives the Arthritis Foundation’s National Partnership Award

November 26, 2012

For Immediate Release:
November 26, 2012

Contact:
Tracy Jodrey
513-399-8090

The Christ Hospital Health Network Receives the Arthritis Foundation’s National Partnership Award


(November 26, 2012) [Cincinnati, Ohio] –   The Arthritis Foundation has recognized The Christ Hospital Health Network with the organization’s National Partnership Award.  The Christ Hospital Health Network was chosen among nominees from across the U.S.  The award recognizes an organization that has shown exemplary leadership and innovative collaboration that expands the Arthritis Foundation’s capacity to serve more people living with arthritis. Vic DiPilla, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at The Christ Hospital Health Network, will accept the award at the Arthritis Foundation Awards Luncheon on Friday, December 7th in Colorado Springs.

Since 2008, The Christ Hospital Health Network has served as a pivotal year-round partner of the Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley market headquartered in Cincinnati.  During this time, The Christ Hospital Health Network has helped the Arthritis Foundation deliver valuable arthritis prevention, treatment and management information through over 24 patient education programs and platforms including an Arthritis Expo, Osteoarthritis Summit and online Ask the Expert series.  The Christ Hospital Health Network has also served as a local leader at Arthritis Foundation fundraising events including the Arthritis Walk, Bone Bash and Jingle Bell Run.

“The Christ Hospital Health Network exemplifies the definition of a true partner.  They share our vision for making a difference in the lives of people living with arthritis and we are fortunate to work alongside them in our fight against this disease,” said Tracy Jodrey, Division Vice President of the Arthritis Foundation. 

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and it impacts 1 in 5 people living in Greater Cincinnati.  The Arthritis Foundation works to improve the lives of local kids and adults with arthritis by providing public health programs and education, initiating public policy efforts and investing in critical arthritis research.  To learn more, visit  www.arthritis.org or call 1-800-383-6843.

Photo Caption: Vic DiPilla, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at The Christ Hospital Health Network

About the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading health organization addressing the needs of some 50 million Americans living with arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.  Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $400 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps individuals take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. Information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-283-7800 or www.arthritis.org

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