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Southcoast Health announced today that it will donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. In September, SouthCoast Federal Credit Union established a charitable fund to which Southcoast Health employees donated a total of $5,000. Optimum Healthcare IT, a partner of Southcoast Health, learned of the endeavor and made a matching donation of $5,000.

I am proud that our dedicated employees and valued partners came together to generously support a truly deserving cause, said Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Health. While the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has become a memory for many Americans, it remains a very real reality for those in Houston and its surrounding cities and towns. We are confident that the American Red Cross will put these funds to good use to make a positive impact in that region.

We are appreciative of the opportunity to participate in these efforts with our original sponsor, Southcoast Health, and Optimum HealthCare IT to provide a conduit for the generosity of the employees and management of each for this needed assistance. Through the American Red Cross network, the people of these affected areas will have one more community standing with them during these rebuilding and challenging times.

Optimum Healthcare IT prides itself on our commitment to the multiple charities that we support both locally and nationally, and we were honored to partner with Southcoast Health to help provide the needed resources to give aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, said Jason Mabry, CEO of Optimum Healthcare IT. We know the American Red Cross will use this donation to help individuals and families recover from this devastating storm.

The continuing support of our disaster relief work by local community organizations such as SouthCoast Federal Credit Union and Southcoast Health means so much to our chapter. We are so grateful. And the matching gift from Optimum Healthcare IT truly makes a difference, supporting our volunteers doing this important work, said Hilary V. Greene, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands & Southeast MA Chapter.

About Optimum Healthcare IT

Optimum Healthcare IT is a Best in KLAS healthcare IT digital transformation and consulting firm based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Optimum’s comprehensive service offerings include Enterprise Application Services, Digital Transformation, and Workforce Management, which features our skill development program, Optimum CareerPath®. Backed by a leadership team with extensive expertise, we deliver tailored healthcare consulting solutions to diverse organizations.

Visit or call 1.904.373.0831 to learn how your organization can utilize our solutions.

About Southcoast Federal Credit Union

SouthCoast Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving the employees, volunteers, and affiliates of Southcoast Health for over forty years.  We provide full banking services at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Charlton Memorial in Fall River, Tobey Hospital in Wareham and the Fairhaven Business Center.  The credit union is expanding into the New Bedford downtown and the Flint Village areas of Fall River to more fully service the communities of each city.  Information on the credit union and the full range of services it provides can be found on our website at

About Southcoast Health

Southcoast Health is a community-based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. Southcoast Health is comprised of four hospitals — Charlton Memorial in Fall River, St. Luke’s in New Bedford, Tobey in Wareham and Southcoast Behavioral Health in Dartmouth — two Centers for Cancer Care, four Urgent Care Centers, a physician’s network, an employed physicians group, a visiting nurse association and numerous additional ambulatory facilities and serves more than 719,000 residents in 33 communities covering over 900 square miles. Southcoast Health is a not-for-profit, charitable organization and the largest provider of primary and specialty care in the region with more than 600 physicians, hospitalists and mid-level practitioners in the Southcoast Physicians Network — 450 of whom are employed by Southcoast Physicians Group. With more than 7,500 employees, Southcoast Health is the largest employer in Southeastern Mass., and the 18th largest employer in the Commonwealth according to the Boston Business Journal. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast Health through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Southcoast® is a registered trademark of Southcoast Health System.


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