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Heritage Provider Network, Dr. Richard Merkin, Comes to the Aid of Haitian Earthquake Victims

Saturday, January 16, 2010 Environmental Health J E 4
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MARINA DEL RAY, Calif., Jan. 15 Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, is pleased to announce he is sending much needed assistance to the Haitian earthquake victims through the Haiti Endowment Fund.

A team of 25 doctors and staff are leaving Jan 25 & 26. The fund will house 200 people on their on site compound. They will be able to treat hundreds of patients a day at their clinic. The Haiti Endowment Fund plan is to rotate teams of medical personnel in and out of their compound over the next 2-3 months.

"It's vitally important that we address the critical needs of the Haitian people during this devastating disaster," said Dr. Merkin. "I'm deeply touched by their resilient strength and spirit and want to be supportive in any way we can. HPN recognizes their critical health care needs and we are responding in kind."

The Haitian Endowment Fund has announced its most immediate needs are for finances for medical supplies, medications, food and water.

About Heritage Provider Network

Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of health care delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN develops programs and services that are responsive to the healthcare needs of today's patient. HPN designs its networks to offer patients a comprehensive range of medical care in convenient locations. It organizes and manages medical groups and independent practice associations, integrating with hospitals and ancillary care providers. This system represents a workable, successful business model that has been duplicated with medical groups, IPAs and medical facilities throughout California. HPN is dedicated to quality, affordable health care and putting patients' wellness first.

SOURCE Heritage Provider Network, Inc.
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