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Accident Fund commits $50,000 to Sparrow Foundation to improve health of workers

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident Fund is donating $50,000 over the next five years to the Sparrow Foundation fund for Occupational Health Services (OHS) to be used for the prevention and medical treatment of work-related injuries.

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Sparrow's OHS Department currently treats 18,000 Patients per year and works with more than 500 Lansing-area employers.

"This donation will allow us to continue to improve the health of workers and businesses throughout mid-Michigan," said Stella Cash, Vice President of Development and Strategic Partnerships. "Both Sparrow and Accident Fund are committed to ensuring the prevention of workplace injuries and the continued safety of all workers."

Sparrow OHS is the region's only hospital-based healthcare program that provides occupational health services to businesses. Occupational health programs provide a comprehensive approach to the healthcare needs of employers by offering a continuum of care for work-related injuries, as well as injury prevention and wellness programs.

"Accident Fund is proud to make this donation," said Michael Britt, president of Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.  "Similar to Sparrow's mission of keeping employees well and on the job, Accident Fund is dedicated to helping employers create safer work environments; protecting their organizations from unpredictable, and often significant, costs related to workplace injuries; and helping injured workers return to as normal a life as possible as quickly as possible."

Sparrow and Accident Fund have worked together for nearly two decades to support the health of our community.

Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan's premier healthcare organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Physicians Health Network, the Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University's three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit sparrow.org.

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America has provided workers' compensation insurance coverage since 1912. As the WorkSafe People™ and a leading provider of workers' compensation coverage across the United States, we partner with independent agents to  provide small to mid-size businesses with exceptional claims expertise, unrivaled loss control services and extensive online safety resources and training.  Accident Fund is licensed in 50 states and partners with independent agencies in 18 core states, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast.  Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is a member of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.  Accident Fund Holdings and its subsidiaries are one of the largest workers' compensation insurers in the United States and rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

SOURCE Accident Fund Insurance Company of America



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