Putting one foot in front of the other, raising money for Arthritis Foundation

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Affecting one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, according to the Arthritis Foundation.  To help raise awareness and fund research, the Arthritis Foundation held the Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 17 at 11 a.m. at Washington Park in Denver, Colo.  The MPP Infusion Center of Denver hosted a booth to inform participants about their facility and support families at the Walk.

“We told people about our services, medications offered, and facility amenities, such as the heated recliners and personal televisions,” said Administrative Assistant Heather Hudson.  “We had about 1,000 people come by the booth drawn in by the pedometer giveaways that they took and used to track their steps while participating in the walk/run.”

The Infusion Center of Denver was a bronze level sponsor.  The booth was manned by Hudson and Director of Marketing Kim Travis.

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The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis.  The course had three- and one-mile courses for participants to walk or run.  Pet owners were encouraged to bring their furry friends as money was raised money for this great cause.  According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 80 cents of every dollar raised goes toward funding research, conducting educational programs, and advocating for the interests of people affected by arthritis.

The Walk to Cure Arthritis raised $205,000 as of May 20.  To donate, visit the Walk web site.


Southlake open house draws community, chamber

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MPP-Southlake-Open-House_29_storyOn April 21, the Southlake Chamber of Commerce and surrounding community officially welcomed the MPP Infusion Center at Southlake during an open house event.  Medical Director Dr. Robert Jenkins and Regional Director Infusion Operations Ken Idicula cut the Grand Opening ribbon and invited people to tour the state-of-the-art center and learn more about the infusion business from local and corporate staff.

Medical Director Dr. Robert Jenkins said, “Infusions provided by MPP are extremely effective treatments that alter the lives of arthritis patients for the better. MPP has upped the game for us by providing a very nice patient experience.  You can see in this facility that it’s designed to provide a patient with an excellent experience and we’re excited to be here in Southlake.”

On hand was Southlake Chamber of Commerce President Mark Guilbert who presented staff with a plaque to welcome them as a member of the chamber.

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Since moving to the new location, the MPP Infusion facility has been expanded to handle up to eight patients and the previous business suite has been redesigned and enlarged for patients’ comfort.  Upgraded technology at the Southlake location includes smart infusion pumps that can be programmed with regards to the timing and rate of flow for all the medications MPP Infusion centers offer.

MPP Infusion Centers also recently earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation.  Learn more about that accreditation.