June 2019: Looking Good

Local Standouts Recognized for Achievements and Philanthropy

by Mike Hunter

Achievements

GlobalMed Serves U.N. Project

FGlobalMed®, an international provider of virtual care solutions, was recently selected by the government of Zimbabwe for a United Nations-funded project to provide telemedicine services and equipment at 16 clinics in the country’s Manicaland province — adding to its already-strong presence on that continent. The Scottsdale-based company is also the telehealth provider to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Defense Health Agency and the White House.

SW Behavioral Awarded for Healthy Worksite

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, an innovative leader in behavioral health, has been awarded the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program Gold Award, which recognizes Arizona businesses that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of employees, their families and their community. The criteria for this award evaluate evidence-based worksite health initiatives and promising programs.

Philanthropy

AT&T Takes Aim at Hunger

With an initial investment of $275,000 in contributions to local nonprofit organizations to fund and expand their hunger and food insecurity outreach programs, AT&T recently launched its Believe Phoenix initiative to combat the issue of hunger and food insecurity in the Greater Phoenix area. In Arizona, 1 in 7 people, and 1 in 4 children, struggle with hunger, according to Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org). Through Believe Phoenix, AT&T is bringing together its leadership, employees and resources to work alongside nonprofits and community leaders on this issue.

Desert Financial’s ‘Random Acts of Kindness’

Desert Financial Credit Union — which was founded 80 years ago by 15 teachers pooling $78.75 — celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week last month by providing educators at selected schools with a total of $7,000 in supplies ranging from equipment for gym teachers to a washer/dryer set to more than 100 books. All donations were part of Desert Financial’s “Random Act of Kindness” program, which is now in its second year. Underneath that larger program umbrella, a notable number of random acts are devoted to teacher appreciation

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