The Rensselaer Cares Prescription Assistance Program helps patients get free or low-cost medication directly from pharmaceutical companies. Many people in the Rensselaer Cares Program are ineligible for prescription assistance from Medicaid and Family Health Plus, which have low income thresholds to qualify for assistance.
In 2011, the Rensselaer Cares Program enrolled 1,058 new patients and helped them obtain 3,928 prescriptions with a retail value of over $2.1 million. Since its inception in January 2007, the program has helped more than 4,000 uninsured and underinsured clients get more than 9,900 prescriptions with a retail value of almost $7.2 million.
The Rensselaer Cares Program is a partnership involving Seton Health, St. Mary’s Hospital, the Medical Society of the
“This generous gift from CAP COM Federal Credit Union will continue to provide assistance to people in
The CAP COM Cares Foundation donation will be made as an annual $10,000 donation for the next three years. The Foundation has made similar annual gifts during the last three years.
“I am proud of our Foundation’s ongoing support of community health and wellness initiatives like the Rensselaer Cares Program,” said Paula A. Stopera, President/CEO of CAP COM Federal Credit Union.
For more information on the Rensselaer Cares Prescription Assistance Program, contact Melissa Zapotocki at 268-6442.
Photo Caption: (From Left to Right) Norman Dascher, Executive Vice President, Acute Care; CEO, Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals, Paula A. Stopera, CAP COM President/CEO; and Michael Danieli, Director of Seton Health Foundation.
About CAP COM Federal Credit Union
CAP COM Federal Credit Union has more than 80,000 members, more than 220 employees and more than $900 million in assets. Offices are located in
About Seton Health
Seton Health is a member of St. Peter's Health Partners (SPHP) is the region's largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. For more information, please visit www.sphp.org.
About CAP COM Cares Foundation
Formed in 2003, the CAP COM Cares Foundation is the community support and charitable giving arm of CAP COM Federal Credit Union. The purpose of The Foundation is to nurture our community by supporting community health and wellness programs; financial literacy and education initiatives; and causes that support children and underprivileged families. This is accomplished locally through the heartfelt generosity of CAP COM Federal Credit Union staff, Board volunteers, members, friends and supporters. Since our inception, The Foundation has