NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CareOne Management, a family owned senior care company, and sister company InnovaCare, will deploy three leased planes today to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico, bringing much needed aid to thousands severely affected by Hurricane Maria. The planes are carrying 20 physicians from the Robert Wood Johnson/ Barnabas Health system, including emergency medicine, primary care, and nephrology doctors, as well as 100 generators, medical supplies, medicines and personnel from InnovaCare's (a leading provider of managed healthcare services) clinical and operations team. Deliveries are being made directly to local clinics and communities in the most need.
Two planes depart from Teterboro, New Jersey this morning and another from Miami, the second trip to Puerto Rico in two weeks that CareOne executed; during the first one they transported several people requiring immediate medical attention back to the mainland U.S. for hospital treatment.
With deeply rooted family values of compassion and charitable giving, CareOne Management CEO Daniel E. Straus and his daughter CareOne Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus, mobilized the effort to provide aid and much needed medical attention and supplies to the hardest hit areas of Puerto Rico. "Given our family's businesses, we are in a position to help and did not hesitate. This is also personal for us as we have several facilities in Puerto Rico where staff members have been personally affected," says Elizabeth Straus.
Known for their philanthropic endeavors, the Straus family were the single largest private donors to Hurricane Sandy relief in New Jersey in 2012 and most recently granted 200 wishes through Make-A-Wish New Jersey.
On the heel of these emergency trips, the organizations aim to raise substantial funds at the upcoming Starry Night Masquerade, a fundraising event for the Puerto Rico relief effort organized by The Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund of CareOne and InnovaCare. The event is taking place On October 19th from 7-11pm at Skylight Clarkson North in New York City, and will feature celebrity guests and a special performances.
Uniting to challenge themselves and partners to raise millions of dollars to rebuild the star of Puerto Rico, 100% of the ticket and sponsorship proceeds will be made immediately available through the family's Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund for Puerto Rico relief efforts. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
With services that include post-hospital care, rehabilitation, assisted living, long-term care and a variety of clinical specialty programs, CareOne offers compassionate care in gracious, professionally managed centers and communities. CareOne serves thousands of seniors every day. With more than 29 centers in New Jersey, CareOne's outstanding programs and services are conveniently located throughout the state. For more information, please visit www.care-one.com
InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of managed healthcare services in North America. Through two primary avenues of care, Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs, we provide access to quality healthcare by creating models that are sustainable, cost-effective and fully integrated with advanced technologies. Focused on strong patient-provider relationships, Innovacare and its subsidiaries build models of managed care that are coordinated, cost-effective, innovative and driven by quality. For more information please visit www.innovacarehealth.com
About The Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund
CareOne Management established the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund, Inc. to provide financial assistance and aid to individuals and families impacted by unforeseen circumstances and events and to provide funding to research organizations.
The Fund was created by Daniel E. Straus, President, CEO and Chairman of CareOne, Ascend Inc. Partners Pharmacy and Innovacare along with his daughter Elizabeth, Executive Vice President of CareOne, in loving memory of the values, compassion and charitable giving Gwendolyn and Joseph created and instilled in their family. To date, the fund has raised over $10 million dollars to benefit those in need of support and assistance as well as for medical research. The Fund is currently focused on raising money to provide supplies and medical care and other aid to those individuals impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
The Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Charitable Fund is an organization that focuses on improving the quality of life through charitable financial assistance to individuals, families and philanthropic organizations. The Fund is tax exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.