NACS Joins National AHA 'Go Red For Women' Community Heart Challenge
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- In an effort to encourage employees and Americans as a whole, to live healthier lives and have healthier hearts, North American Credit Services (NACS) and Medical Services of Chattanooga celebrated National 'Go Red' on Friday, February 3, at its Chattanooga, TN based corporate head-quarters. The American Heart Association's (AHA) 'Go Red For Women' celebrates the energy, passion and power of women who band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.
NACS 200 plus employees were each provided little red dress pins which is a symbol in the shared fight against heart disease. "We've encouraged all of our employees to wear the red dress pins proudly throughout February to show their support in this important national movement of women's heart disease," shared Beverly J. Bunton, Senior Vice-President and Corporate Officer with NACS and Medical Services of Chattanooga.
Additional company 'Go Red' activities included: Wear Red Fridays, Employee Wellness Lunch 'n Learn featuring Allan Lewis, a local Healthy Heart Expert from Memorial Healthcare System and member of the local AHA Board. Employee's also collected red dress, professional business empowerment clothing items to be donated in support of the area's Shepherd's Arms Rescue Mission for homeless women and children.
"Employee wellness partnerships such as the AHA's Go Red initiative, creates an opportunity in workplaces such as ours, to engage employees in increased health prevention and awareness, while at work and after-hours in improving one's personal health," states Bunton.
According to a recent national study released from the American Heart Association, Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. "This means women; mothers, sisters, and friends are dying at the rate of one per minute," states Lewis. "Because, they simply don't know that heart disease kills!"
For more information about Go Red For Women, visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART.
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North American Credit Services, Inc. primarily specializes in the professional collection of healthcare receivables. As leaders in the collection industry, we focus on maintaining professional standards and utilizing advanced technology. NACS, formed in 1981, is a licensed collection agency using only licensed, ACA certified collection managers in the management of day-to-day operations. The senior management of NACS has over a century of combined experience in the healthcare/collection industry.
Medical Services of Chattanooga began operation in 1985 as an affiliation with North American Credit Services, Inc. What started as a self-pay, insurance billing and follow-up company has expanded into a full medical receivables management service. During the 1990s, as healthcare came under fire to centralize and cut costs, Medical Services expanded to include full billing services. Today, Medical Services has expanded its services into several divisions to best serve clients needs which include: Medical Services Adventist Health System / Centralized Billing Office, Medical Services Billing Technologies, Medical Services Extended Pay, and Medical Services Early Out. All of which offer many levels of accounts receivable billing and collection support for hospitals and physician groups.