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Date:
6/24/2013
Title:
Sacred Heart Hospital Joins Community Partners for Day of Neighborhood Dental Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24, 2013

Contact: Abby Barlok, Publications Specialist

610.776.4590

Sacred Heart Hospital Joins Community Partners for Day of Neighborhood Dental Care

ALLENTOWN, PA – Sacred Heart Hospital joined community partners, United Concordia Dental and Highmark Blue Shield, for a Day of Neighborhood Dental Care on Thursday, June 20, 2013.  Dentists throughout the Lehigh Valley volunteered their time to provide free dental screenings and immediate care for dental emergencies. All services were provided from 8:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. to adults and children in the community who lack dental insurance at Sacred Heart Hospital’s Sigal Center, located at 450 Chew Street in Allentown.

Free dental care was provided to adults and children who use the services of the Lehigh Valley Conference of Churches, the Allentown Health Bureau, and Sacred Heart’s Allentown Family Practice and Pediatric Clinic.  A total number of 36 patients were seen. All were very appreciative and mentioned how important it is to reach out to those who don’t have dental insurance. 

About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 215-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, PA. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from obstetrics to bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, rehabilitation and behavioral health services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sacred Heart Hospital earned Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission as well as the Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.

About United Concordia

United Concordia is a leading national dental carrier that delivers high-quality, cost-effective dental programs. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., the company has more than six million members, a network of more than 98,700 unique dentists at 237,900 access points nationwide, an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating and is licensed in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. United Concordia has a companywide dedication and commitment to superior customer service, which is evident in the design, implementation, administration and servicing of its dental benefits programs. For more information about United Concordia products, visit www.UnitedConcordia.com.

About Highmark Health Services

Highmark Health Services is a national diversified health and wellness company based in Pittsburgh that serves 33.5 million people across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related health businesses. Our company, which has more than 20,000 employees, is among the largest health insurers in the United States and the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated company.