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WAYNE, Pa., May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medecision, the leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities, honored Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Nova Healthcare Administrators, an Independent Health company, (Nova) with the company’s 6th Annual Innovation Awards, which were presented at Liberation 2017, Medecision’s annual industry conference. Both were recognized for their part in innovating the healthcare transformation journey. HCSC was recognized for the largest healthcare IT SaaS implementation in US history. Nova was recognized for powering a smarter, more connected healthcare experience. HCSC and Nova join a distinguished list of recent past winners including Automated Benefits Services (now Ascension Care Management), ABQ Health Partners (now Davita Medical Group of New Mexico), Baystate Health, Christiana Care Health System, and Health New England. Medecision’s annual industry conference, Liberation 2017, convened population health pioneers March 28–30 in Austin, Texas, for inspiring, innovative discussions and hands-on introductions to the latest apps and technologies for handling risk, implementing population health programs, and optimizing performance under existing/emerging government programs. “The Medecision Innovation Awards distinguish healthcare organizations who demonstrate success across a variety of healthcare models and platforms,” said Deborah M. Gage, president and CEO, Medecision. “This year, Medecision is proud to recognize two pioneering organizations—HCSC and Nova—for leveraging the power of our partnership and Aerial™ platform and applications to decrease care fragmentation, improve the patient experience and lower healthcare costs.” About Medecision Leading healthcare organizations depend on Medecision's team of experienced professionals and buy-only-what-you-need suite of Aerial™ applications to power their value-based care management strategies, which allow sustainable and scalable risk management. Medecision focuses on delivering precise insights on population and individual risk for optimal, evidence-based interventions. www.medecision.com


WAYNE, Pa., May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medecision, the leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities, honored Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Nova Healthcare Administrators, an Independent Health company, (Nova) with the company’s 6th Annual Innovation Awards, which were presented at Liberation 2017, Medecision’s annual industry conference. Both were recognized for their part in innovating the healthcare transformation journey. HCSC was recognized for the largest healthcare IT SaaS implementation in US history. Nova was recognized for powering a smarter, more connected healthcare experience. HCSC and Nova join a distinguished list of recent past winners including Automated Benefits Services (now Ascension Care Management), ABQ Health Partners (now Davita Medical Group of New Mexico), Baystate Health, Christiana Care Health System, and Health New England. Medecision’s annual industry conference, Liberation 2017, convened population health pioneers March 28–30 in Austin, Texas, for inspiring, innovative discussions and hands-on introductions to the latest apps and technologies for handling risk, implementing population health programs, and optimizing performance under existing/emerging government programs. “The Medecision Innovation Awards distinguish healthcare organizations who demonstrate success across a variety of healthcare models and platforms,” said Deborah M. Gage, president and CEO, Medecision. “This year, Medecision is proud to recognize two pioneering organizations—HCSC and Nova—for leveraging the power of our partnership and Aerial™ platform and applications to decrease care fragmentation, improve the patient experience and lower healthcare costs.” About Medecision Leading healthcare organizations depend on Medecision's team of experienced professionals and buy-only-what-you-need suite of Aerial™ applications to power their value-based care management strategies, which allow sustainable and scalable risk management. Medecision focuses on delivering precise insights on population and individual risk for optimal, evidence-based interventions. www.medecision.com


WAYNE, Pa., May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medecision, the leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities, honored Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Nova Healthcare Administrators, an Independent Health company, (Nova) with the company’s 6th Annual Innovation Awards, which were presented at Liberation 2017, Medecision’s annual industry conference. Both were recognized for their part in innovating the healthcare transformation journey. HCSC was recognized for the largest healthcare IT SaaS implementation in US history. Nova was recognized for powering a smarter, more connected healthcare experience. HCSC and Nova join a distinguished list of recent past winners including Automated Benefits Services (now Ascension Care Management), ABQ Health Partners (now Davita Medical Group of New Mexico), Baystate Health, Christiana Care Health System, and Health New England. Medecision’s annual industry conference, Liberation 2017, convened population health pioneers March 28–30 in Austin, Texas, for inspiring, innovative discussions and hands-on introductions to the latest apps and technologies for handling risk, implementing population health programs, and optimizing performance under existing/emerging government programs. “The Medecision Innovation Awards distinguish healthcare organizations who demonstrate success across a variety of healthcare models and platforms,” said Deborah M. Gage, president and CEO, Medecision. “This year, Medecision is proud to recognize two pioneering organizations—HCSC and Nova—for leveraging the power of our partnership and Aerial™ platform and applications to decrease care fragmentation, improve the patient experience and lower healthcare costs.” About Medecision Leading healthcare organizations depend on Medecision's team of experienced professionals and buy-only-what-you-need suite of Aerial™ applications to power their value-based care management strategies, which allow sustainable and scalable risk management. Medecision focuses on delivering precise insights on population and individual risk for optimal, evidence-based interventions. www.medecision.com


When hospitals like North Adams Regional Hospital and Quincy Medical Center are closed while at the same time other hospitals are closing pediatric and psychiatric units, as well as other services, policy makers have the right to know if tax dollars are being spent to benefit patients or hospital CEOs. This bill would require hospitals to be fully transparent about their financial holdings and other activities, assess any hospital receiving taxpayer dollars that has an annual operating profit margin above a specific, predetermined cap and assess any hospital receiving taxpayer dollars that provides a compensation package for its CEO that is greater than 100 times that of the hospital's lowest paid employee.  These assessments would be deposited in a newly created Medicaid Reimbursement Fund to provide enhanced funding options for hospitals serving poorer populations "We know that every major network in the state, including Baystate Health, Partners, Lahey, and Beth Israel have accounts in the Cayman Islands yet they are not required to report how much money is in those accounts," said Donna Kelly Williams, RN,  president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, which filed the bill.  "Taxpayers have a right to know how much of their money is sitting in an offshore bank account- especially if those taxpayers live in a community that has just lost a hospital or needed service.  This initiative will allow policy makers and the public to better understand the true financial picture of the state's health care providers and what they are doing with those resources." Advocates will be providing legislators with a lists of hospitals with funds stored in offshore accounts and will urge legislators to demand greater transparency by passing the HPTFA. To identify hospitals with offshore accounts in your coverage area, see the full listing that appears at the end of this advisory. Below is a complete list of Massachusetts hospitals with offshore accounts: Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest professional health care organization and the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.  The MNA is also a founding member of National Nurses United, the largest national nurses' union in the United States with more than 170,000 members from coast to coast. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nurses-and-patient-advocates-to-testify-at-state-house-hearing-june-6-on-hospital-profit-transparency--fairness-act-300468808.html


News Article | June 5, 2017
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health New England is pleased to announce the appointment of three individuals to Director-level positions. Kyle Bertke recently joined the company as Director of Business Development. In this role, he is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of new and existing products and benefits. In addition, Bertke works with Sales, Marketing and Government Programs to drive Health New England’s business development strategy. Prior to joining Health New England, Bertke worked at Aetna Inc. in Hartford as Director of Business Development for the Pro Venture initiative. Prior to that, he was the Manager of Product Strategy for Accountable Care Solutions. Bertke also has experience as the Manager of Retail Strategic Product Development for CVS Caremark; and as a Project Manager at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Jessica Dupont was promoted to a newly created role as Director of Risk Adjustment. Dupont’s promotion reflects the important role risk adjustment plays, and will continue to play, in the company. Risk adjustment is now critical to the Medicare, Commercial and Medicaid lines of business for Health New England. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic risk adjustment plan for ensuring alignment with the financial goals and objectives of the company. Dupont has been with Health New England for nine years, starting with the company as Medicare Program Administrator and has been promoted to roles with greater responsibility, first to Medicare Program Manager and, most recently, Risk Adjustment Manager. Prior to joining Health New England, Dupont was the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Regional Director for the Department of Elder Affairs in the City of Springfield. Kerry LaBounty was recently named Director of Government Programs. LaBounty is responsible for directing Medicare and Medicaid operations. This includes developing business strategies for these areas that align with the strategic goals of the company. LaBounty has been with Health New England for five years, and during that time, she has served as an Integrated Care Supervisor and, more recently, as the Medicaid Program Manager. Prior to joining Health New England, LaBounty was a social worker. She served as the Lead Psychiatric Social Worker at Cooley Dickinson Hospital; Director of Special Programs at Behavioral Health Network; Program Director of the Medical/Behavioral Unit at Olympus Specialty Hospital; Guardian ad Litem in Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden County Probate and Family Courts; and Child Psychiatric Specialist at Baystate Medical Center. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Health New England is a non-profit health plan serving members in Massachusetts and Connecticut. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. For more information, visit www.healthnewengland.org.


News Article | June 29, 2017
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. & SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baystate Health, an academic health system in Springfield, Mass., has received the 2017 Premier Alliance Excellence Award from Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company. Premier selected Baystate out of its nationwide alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. The award is given annually to healthcare organizations that exemplify the highest level of industry innovation and advancements in delivering high-quality, cost-effective care. “An industry-leader, Baystate is never satisfied with status quo performance and is always looking for ways they can improve,” said Susan DeVore, president and CEO, Premier. “From becoming one of the first health systems to publish their outcomes, to creating their own health plan and leading the way as an early pioneer of new value-based payment models, Baystate has set an industry standard. And they’re sharing these best practices across the Premier alliance to help others do the same. We’re honored to present them with the 2017 Premier Alliance Excellence Award.” Serving nearly 1 million people throughout western New England, Baystate is an integrated health system that has been providing skilled and compassionate healthcare in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years. Baystate is also a founding member of Premier and has worked in partnership with the organization for more than 30 years to achieve continuous improvements in healthcare costs and quality. “We focus on our mission every day – to improve the health of the people in our communities with quality and compassion,” said Mark A. Keroack, MD, MPH, president and CEO of Baystate and chair, board of directors for Health New England. “Congratulations to each and every Baystate team member for keeping this focus while creating room to innovate. We are proud to be recognized for these accomplishments, which are the result of both our own efforts, as well as the collaboration among Premier alliance members to identify opportunities, define new care models and share best practices.” In partnership with Premier, Baystate has saved more than $30 million in supply chain costs over the past five years, lowered mortality by 10 percent in the QUEST® quality improvement collaborative, reduced readmission rates to less than the national average through Premier’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, and achieved a savings of more than $1 million through Premier’s bundled payment collaborative. “Over the years, Baystate has partnered with Premier to build a quality improvement infrastructure to include principles of high reliability and efficiency,” Evan M. Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP, senior vice president of quality and population health at Baystate. “In doing so, we have achieved lower than expected mortality rates and reductions in complications. With Premier’s help, Baystate also created the first safety reporting system in the country, as well as a performance improvement accountability infrastructure to advance healthcare quality.” Of special note, Baystate Medical Center is also the only teaching hospital with no readmission penalties in Massachusetts, as well as the lowest cost teaching hospital in the state. In 2015, UMMS – Baystate, the only regional campus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, was founded through an innovative partnership between Baystate Health and UMass Medical School. The school will open on the Baystate Medical Center campus in August with 25 students. Baystate also recently launched TechSpring, the only healthcare innovation center that empowers technology companies to advance transformative solutions together. Baystate accepted the annual Premier Alliance Excellence Award on June 28, 2017 in front of approximately 4,000 peers during an awards ceremony held at Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference. Previous award winners include Banner Health (Phoenix), Bon Secours Health System, Inc. (Marriottsville, Maryland), Inova (Falls Church, VA), Mercy Health (Cincinnati), Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas), and Riverside Health System (Newport News, Virginia). About Baystate Health Baystate Health is a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system serving over 800,000 people throughout western Massachusetts. Nationally recognized as a leader in healthcare quality and safety, Baystate Health has more than 12,000 employees and serves a diverse population of patients at its teaching hospital, Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, as well as at Baystate Children’s Hospital, its three community hospitals, several urban health centers, home care and hospice services, and a network of over 80 medical practices. A leader in medical education for more than a century, Baystate Health recently established a new regional campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the first medical school campus in western Massachusetts. Baystate Health is also owner of Health New England, a non-profit health plan serving members in Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more information on Baystate Health, visit www.baystatehealth.org. About Premier Inc. Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com for more information about the company.


"Throughout the country, talented doctors are working tirelessly to help kids fight cancer by conducting research or providing bedside care," said Scott Fink, chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. "Our goal at Hope On Wheels is to provide these doctors with the grant funds they need to perform their lifesaving work. Superheroes come in all forms, but for children and families battling cancer – superheroes wear lab coats." The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Baystate Children's Hospital, Wednesday, June 28th at 10:00 a.m. During the event, pediatric cancer patients from Baystate Children's Hospital – both past and present - will participate in the program's signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they'll dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on a white 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Their colorful handprints on the official Hope Vehicle represent their individual and collective journeys, hopes and dreams. Doctors and researchers that receive a grant from Hope On Wheels are named Hyundai Scholars and are presented with a special lab coat. This year, Hope On Wheels will further recognize its Hyundai Scholars for their incredible efforts on behalf of children battling cancer through a campaign called "Superheroes Wear Lab Coats." The video series will showcase their lifesaving work. For more information about Hyundai Hope On Wheels and to view a complete list of this year's grant winners, please visit HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org/research. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at facebook.com/HyundaiHopeOnWheels, twitter.com/HopeOnWheels or instagram.com/HyundaiHopeOnWheels. HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease. HHOW is one of the largest non-profit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country, and primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 835 U.S. dealers. Since its inception, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $130 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure. HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. BAYSTATE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL As a not-for-profit healthcare system, Baystate Health is the leading, comprehensive healthcare provider with over 12,000 employees, including 600 physicians, serving western Massachusetts. Baystate Health Foundation is the charitable arm that supports Baystate Health, its employees and patients, and raises funds for Baystate Health hospitals, programs and services, from cutting-edge treatments, to state-of-the-art technology, to new medical and surgical facilities. Charitable donations to Baystate Health Foundation support the health system's commitment to keeping care local while investing in compassionate, integrated care for everyone served in Baystate Health's hospitals, medical practices and homes. For more information about making Baystate Health Foundation a charity of choice, please visit baystatehealth.org/bhf or call (413) 794-5444. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com  Please visit our media website at www.hyundainews.com  Hyundai Motor America on Twitter | YouTube | Facebook To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hyundai-hope-on-wheels-presents-baystate-childrens-hospital-with-50000-hyundai-impact-award-to-support-pediatric-cancer-research-300480893.html


"Our one-day strike was about protecting our patients and allowing nurses to live healthy, quality lives," said Donna Stern, co-chair of the nurses bargaining unit for the 200 nurses at BFMC. "Baystate has chosen to lock out its own local nurses instead of agreeing to properly value and respect us. We have worked hard for months to reach an agreement with local management. Unfortunately, it is clear that decision-makers in Springfield are unwilling to bargain in good faith." 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 27: One-day RN strike ends. Nurses will gather outside the hospital at 164 High St. in Greenfield and those scheduled to work plan to enter BFMC to care for their patients. Baystate has announced it will stop nurses from entering. 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 27: Nurses and community supporters will march from the hospital to meet and speak with Baystate Health Board of Trustees member Timothy Farrell at work at 525 Bernardston Road in Greenfield. Nurses and supporters will request a meeting with Farrell to urge him to ensure good faith bargaining. 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 27: Nurses and community supporters will gather at the Greenfield Town Common to rally for a fair contract and share their message with the public. 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28: Baystate's lock out is scheduled to end. Nurses scheduled to work will enter the hospital at 164 High St. accompanied by their fellow nurses and community supporters. Hundreds of Nurse Shifts Left Vacant on BFMC Schedule Shows Why RNs Prepared to Strike Even as nurses prepared to strike in protest of Baystate's failure to address RN workload and staffing problems, the hospital continued its practice of scrambling to provide adequate nursing care by leaving hundreds of RN shifts vacant on its schedule. Over 42 days in just one hospital unit, Baystate managers left 229 nurse shifts unfilled. These vacant shifts were on a medical-surgical schedule issued by the hospital on June 16 that covers six weeks. This is an ongoing problem at BFMC. On another six-week schedule from the same unit, covering February 26 to April 8, the hospital left 179 nurse shifts unfilled. "This problem speaks to the core of why nurses are prepared to strike for one day," said Jillian Cycz, RN and junior co-chair of the BFMC RN Bargaining Committee who works on the medical-surgical unit. "The hospital is scrambling to try and fill many open shifts, or is leaving them unfilled, to the detriment of patient care. Baystate forces unsafe patient assignments and unsafe working conditions on nurses and management just won't bargain over our core issues. We cannot provide the high quality care our patients deserve when we have too many patients at one time, are fatigued and undernourished because we must work through our breaks, and are required to stay beyond our scheduled shifts in violation of state law." As a result of these unfilled shifts, nurses are working endless additional shifts usually without rest. In fact, 3,940 times in the past 12 months nurses had to work for longer than 12 hours because there was no one to relieve them.  The longest shift was 17.5 hours.  It is illegal in Massachusetts for an RN to ever work more than 16 hours – even during a state of emergency.  A May 15 letter from the MNA committee members to the hospital's president details the abusiveness of the never ending shifts. "We are working while exhausted…" the MNA BFMC Committee wrote in a May 15 letter to BFMC President Cindy Russo. "Among our most important issues in negotiations for which a long-term solution is urgently needed is understaffing that forces RNs and others to work overtime and extra shifts without rest…Because there is not enough staff, and we are forced to pick up additional shift after shift after shift and can't go home at the end of our shifts. This is antithetical to the safe patient care studies management was (accurately) citing to us two years ago." On March 15 BFMC RNS voted, by a margin of 93%, to authorize their elected bargaining committee to call a strike if and when they see fit to do so.  To date, the parties have held more than 20 bargaining sessions, many of which with a federal mediator. BFMC nurses have filed 13 unfair labor practice charges against Baystate for, among other reasons, failing to bargain in good faith over mandatory subjects of bargaining such as nurse workload and health insurance. Contact Joe Markman at 781-571-8175 or jmarkman@mnarn.org for copies of the NLRB charges nurses have filed against Baystate, unsafe scheduling documentation, reports sent to the DPH showing instances of mandatory overtime (which is unlawful under Mass law) or dozens of text messages from BFMC management requesting nurses come to work when they were scheduled to be off because of staffing shortages. Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/baystate-franklin-medical-center-nurses-to-end-one-day-strike-on-tuesday-june-27-rns-locked-out-by-baystate-plan-to-march-on-baystate-board-member-300479977.html


News Article | July 10, 2017
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health New England is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Steven Sigal as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Sigal will lead all aspects of financial strategy for the organization, ensuring the ability to provide cost-effective health care coverage while maintaining high-quality member care. As Health New England’s Chief Financial Officer, Sigal is responsible for accounting and financial reporting. He joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to President and CEO Maura McCaffrey. "Steve’s broad leadership and financial roles in the health care industry make him a great asset to the company and valuable addition to our executive team. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our organization," McCaffrey said. Before joining Health New England, Sigal was Chief Financial Officer at Access Health CT in Hartford, Connecticut. In this role, he was part of the management team to build Connecticut's public exchange contemplated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Launched in 2013, the exchange quickly became one of the nation's leading state-based marketplaces. Sigal’s career also includes more than 17 years at Aetna Inc. where he served in various leadership roles in financial management, including head of finance transformation, vice president and director of internal audit, chief financial officer for consumer markets, Northeast regions financial officer and chief financial officer of specialty health. Prior to working for Aetna Inc., Sigal worked for The Travelers, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sigal holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Georgetown University. He also graduated from the advanced management program at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, NC. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Health New England is a non-profit health plan serving members in Massachusetts and Connecticut. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Visit www.healthnewengland.org for more information.


News Article | December 13, 2016
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Brightbox, Inc., the American B2B kiosk technology company and leading global provider of secure cell phone charging products, today announced the deployment of its platform-supported charging solution in partnership with a host of American collegiate properties and Frontier Communications Corporation. Fans can now stay powered up and connected during their stadium and arena sports experiences by charging their mobile devices in Brightbox’s highly secure charging stations. Frontier Communications branded Brightbox mobile device charging kiosks are now available for refreshing recharging experiences in football stadiums and basketball arenas across the nation, including: IMG facilitated the three-year partnership between Frontier Communications, a leading national provider of high-speed-internet, phone & TV, and Brightbox. Frontier’s branded Brightbox charging stations will now be in numerous college football and basketball facilities encouraging customers to “Charge While You Cheer.” “We are thrilled to support these great institutions of higher learning and meet the mobile power needs of their fans and students,” said Billy Gridley, CEO of Brightbox. “In a world where nearly everyone is always on-line, particularly students using mobile devices as a “second screen”, and there is no off-line, Brightbox secure charging is critical physical infrastructure and in-stadium technology that fulfills customer need, while providing global organizations with a powerful branding and marketing tool.” Brightbox is unique because it offers organizations and marketers a trifecta solution: secure mobile re-charging, digital signage and interactive features, such as data surveys, SMS messaging and product coupon delivery. Unlike other providers in the market, the Brightbox platform is open for management of a network of connected, out-of-home charging kiosks. Partners and clients can access the Brightbox platform to directly manage their own video content and messaging, download reporting data and analytics, remotely support their fleet, and conduct marketing and lead capture campaigns. As the global technology leader in the field, Brightbox offers a breadth of locker key choices: secure masked on-screen pin code, mag stripe cards (financial, customized and loyalty) and RFID. Brightbox was the first secure charging solution on the market to offer USB-C charging support for the latest generation of smartphones. Brightbox is committed to delivering secure, safe and reliable power for mobile users when they need it most, with a hardened LINUX-based connected platform solution and kiosk product offerings that are the most innovative and sophisticated in the marketplace. About Brightbox Brightbox® is a B2B kiosk technology company providing venues with a best-in-class mobile device recharging and digital marketing platform. Founded in 2011, Brightbox delivers advanced and innovative solutions, and has deployed over 800 secure recharging kiosks in 10 countries and 22 American states and 4 Canadian Provinces in a variety of vertical markets including retail, entertainment, hospitality, events, healthcare, transport and government. Enterprise customers include AOL, American Airlines, Baystate Health, Cadillac Fairview, Caesars Entertainment, Christie’s, Citibank, Comcast, Coca-Coca Company, Columbia University, CUNY, Dream, Fifth Third Bank, Grand Bazaar Shops, HBO, Hilton, Honda, Hyatt, IBM, IMG College, Intel, JC Penney, MGM, Memorial City Mall, Mount Sinai Health, New York Red Bulls, Newad, Omni, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Phoenix Suns, Planet Hollywood, Samsung, SeaWorld, Sheraton, Spectrum, Statue of Liberty, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Westfield Malls, Wynn Resorts and Yale New Haven Health. Brightbox has technology and operator partners in the US, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Europe, Mexico, Panama, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Learn more at https://brightboxcharge.com/  @brightboxcharge About Frontier Communications Corporation Frontier Communications Corporation is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure ® digital protection solutions. Frontier Business Edge™ offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.

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