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San Diego County Credit Union Partners with Scripps Health Foundation to Sponsor Project Dulce
Diabetes care and education program addresses needs throughout the County
4/24/2014 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally owned financial institution, has partnered with Scripps Health Foundation to sponsor the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute’s (SWDI) Project Dulce—a diabetes care and education program that addresses the specific needs of diabetes patients in the greater San Diego area.
SDCCU’s support will allow Project Dulce to deliver a series of courses and educational resources that instruct and engage patients in preventing, managing and avoiding complications related to diabetes to help improve their lives. The partnership support will also allow SWDI to provide a minimum of 125 diabetes screenings, education and referrals at community events.
“SDCCU has supported Scripps and their community efforts for more than a decade and we are proud to continue our partnership through our sponsorship of the Project Dulce program,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “We aim to support initiatives that enhance lives and promote a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community. Project Dulce is a program that is doing just that—it is responding to a need and helping to improve the lives of San Diegans suffering from this disease.”
Project Dulce, initiated over 16 years ago, was designed by a broad collaboration of San Diego health care and community-based organizations. To date, the program has managed thousands of patients at Project Dulce program locations in San Diego. For more information, visit scripps.org.
“We are grateful to SDCCU for their support. This donation will help further Project Dulce’s mission of providing diabetes care and education that addresses the specific needs of individuals throughout San Diego County,” said Athena Philis-Tsimikas, M.D., corporate vice president, SWDI.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.5 billion, over 262,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.
About Scripps Health
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,700 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 26 outpatient centers and clinics.
Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health care and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) has named Scripps one of the top five large health systems in the nation. Scripps is nationally recognized in six specialties by U.S. News & World Report, which places Scripps’ cardiovascular program among the top 20 in the country. Scripps has been consistently recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.