Partnership Commits to Providing a Free Children’s Health
Screening for Each Flu Shot Administered This Week
Pager Also Announces Launch of Pager Cares, Its Charitable
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Underserved children across America will have access to a free well-care
screening during their next pediatrician visit thanks to a humanitarian
partnership between Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) (Envision), Pager
and Children’s Health Fund.
Beginning today, in support of National Influenza Vaccination Awareness
Week, Pager and Envision, which together comprise the nation’s leading
on-demand healthcare provider, are offering up to 5,000 free flu shots
in six major U.S. cities both through Pager’s mobile app as well as
through local community services. For each vaccination delivered, Pager
Cares, Pager’s charitable division launching in tandem with the
initiative, will provide one healthcare screening to underserved
children across the country through the Children’s Health
Fund’s national fleet of mobile medical units.
Pager Cares will use innovative technology to disseminate flu
shots delivered by medical professionals from Envision Healthcare in New
York, Dallas, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and San Diego.
At-risk groups often face the greatest healthcare threats due to lack of
access to healthcare providers, medicine and treatment programs.
Utilizing Pager’s customized patient-centric care model, this initiative
will influence better public health outcomes for all, according to
Gaspard de Dreuzy, founder and CEO of Pager.
“We are proud to have partnered with two outstanding
organizations, Children’s Health Fund and Envision, both
of which are working to help close the healthcare gap by bringing high
quality medical services to the underserved,” said de Dreuzy. “We see
this partnership as not only our responsibility to the community, but as
the future of how technology can impact the public health issues we
“At Children’s Health Fund, we deliver healthcare access to children and
their families no matter what their means,” said Dennis Walto, the
organization’s executive director. “We are so grateful to Pager and
Envision for helping us to continue carrying out this mission through
Pager Cares. We know the importance of vaccinations for all, and love
that by taking this simple step, our kids will receive a doctor’s care
they need and deserve for a healthy future. We encourage everyone
to take a shot, and help a tot, through this campaign!”
“Improving the health of populations, especially the high-risk and
underserved, through team-based delivery and innovative strategies is a
key focus at Envision Healthcare,” added Dr. Eric Beck, CEO of Evolution
Health, the mobile integrated healthcare division of Envision. “We
applaud Children’s Health Fund and Pager Cares for their
commitment to improving access to healthcare for all and thank Pager for
developing progressive technology tools that allow our nearly 40,000
providers to extend their clinical reach to those in greatest need.”
Through Pager Cares, Pager will offer free, on-demand access
to health services such as primary care, vaccinations, and testing to
underserved populations, both directly and through partnerships with
Envision Healthcare and other organizations. In future programming,
Pager will strive to educate people about free and low-cost care options
and pursue technology-driven initiatives that allow for self-care and
earlier disease detection.
Pager Cares’ initial launch taking place this week will focus
on three primary programs:
Free Flu Shots in Six Cities: Flu shots will be available for free via
the Pager app in six cities, all week long. These cities are New York,
San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.
Healthcare Visits for Kids in Need: For every shot Pager and Envision
deliver next week, Pager Cares will furnish a child in
need with a screening as part of their next healthcare provider visit
via Children’s Health Fund.
Flu Clinics at Community Centers: In our six cities, Pager and
Envision will also run free flu shot clinics at schools, homeless
shelters and community centers throughout next week for those in need.
About Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc.
Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc., offers an array of physician-led
healthcare-related services to consumers, hospitals, healthcare systems,
health plans and local, state and national government entities. The
organization provides care across a broad patient continuum via American
Medical Response, Inc. (AMR), EmCare Holdings, Inc. (EmCare) and
Evolution Health, LLC (Evolution Health). AMR provides community-based
medical transportation services, including emergency (‘911’),
non-emergency, managed transportation, air ambulance and disaster
response. EmCare’s integrated facility-based physician services include
emergency, anesthesiology, hospitalist/inpatient care, radiology,
tele-radiology and surgery. Evolution Health’s innovative and
comprehensive care coordination solutions result in improved patient
care delivery across a number of healthcare settings. Envision
Healthcare is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. For
additional information, visit www.evhc.net.
Pager delivers personal health care on-demand and anywhere. The
location-based mobile app connects doctors and patients needing urgent
care. Doctors in the Pager network are board-certified primary care
physicians and specialize in emergency medicine, family practice, or
internal medicine. They can perform diagnostic exams, physicals,
prescribe medications, and order and interpret lab tests and x-rays. For
more information, visit https://pager.com/.
Children’s Health Fund
Children’s Health Fund was created in 1987 in response to an
unacceptable situation. For thousands of kids packed into New York
City’s homeless shelters, their chance for the future was dim. That
inspired singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/child advocate
Irwin Redlener, MD, to do something life-changing for these children.
Adequate medical care was an essential first step in helping them to be
healthy and ready to learn, to have dreams and the hope of achieving
them. Today, Children’s Health Fund has 50 mobile clinics, each a
“doctor’s offices on wheels,” serving hundreds of locations across the
country. And, over the past 26 years, the organization has grown to
support almost 250,000 health care visits each year for disadvantaged
children. For more information, visit childrenshealthfund.org.
Bruce Bobbins, 212-981-5190
Children’s Health Fund:
Drea Braxmeier, 202-552-5446
Kim Warth, 303-495-1233