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June 5, 2013

Local food pantry gets donation

Lisa Lyon knew she had a chance to win an iPad when she tossed her business card in a bowl while attending a healthcare conference in New Orleans in March. But she didn’t want the iPad.

“I really wanted the donation prize,” Lyon said.

Lyon was visiting a booth sponsored by Informatics Corporation of America. This marks the third consecutive year that ICA has leveraged a charitable donation for its booth giveaway at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference.

Lyon’s card was selected and she chose Pryor Ministries Center to receive the $6,000 donation. ICA’s partners, Healthcare Anytime and Computer Sciences Corporation, also contributed to the donation.

“It is a privilege to be named the winner of ICA’s HIMSS13 booth giveaway, as this allows me to provide financial assistance to an organization whose mission and vision I greatly respect,” Lyon said. “As a result of this donation, the Pryor Ministries Center will be able to strengthen its operations as it aims to reach more and more people in our community.”

ICA is a leading provider of interoperability technology that enables care coordination and health information exchange.

HealthCare Anytime’s patient engagement solutions give healthcare organizations the ability to help patients achieve meaningful engagement in their own healthcare by providing the tools that enable interactive participation.

CSC is a global provider of next-generation technology solutions serving public and private sector healthcare clients in provider, payer, and life sciences.

“As the biggest industry event  of the year, HIMSS provides us with a great opportunity to partner with others in the healthcare IT (information technology) space to give back to charitable organizations,” said Gary Zegiestowsky, CEO of ICA. “We’re pleased to support the efforts of Pryor Ministry Center as it works to build up its community and make a real difference in people’s lives.”  

Pryor Ministries Center is run solely by volunteers as a project under the Pryor Ministerial Fellowship which receives support from local churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals. The center provides food, clothing, basic medications and personal hygiene-related items to individuals throughout the county.

“We are honored to receive this generous donation from ICA, HealthCare Anytime and CSC, as we support their dedication to transforming individual lives within our community,” said Cathy Webster, Pryor Ministry Center director. “These funds will enable us to maintain our center so we can continue providing necessities such as food and clothing to those in our county who need them most.”  


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