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Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation Receives IMPACT Award

PHILADELPHIA (October 2011) – GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has announced that the Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation is one of its GlaxoSmithKline 15th Annual IMPACT Award recipients in the Philadelphia area. The Chester County nonprofit will receive $40,000 for having a significant impact on its community by providing access to proactive and effective healthcare services. A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia to honor the organization.

“The recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award inspire us to keep dedicating ourselves to making the world a better place, especially in these challenging times,” said Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline Director of Community Partnerships. “The individuals behind these organizations are healthcare advocates, change agents and passionate community supporters working to build stronger and healthier and communities.”

Founded in 2005, the Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation (PHCAF). Specifically, PHCAF assists uninsured and under-insured, lower-income residents of the community with obtaining dental, vision and prescription services.

PHCAF follows a community provider network model, partnering with a network of local physicians to provide care in their offices to Phoenixville-area residents at a discounted fee. These providers are committed to giving back to their communities and offering residents a place to turn for key aspects of their healthcare. PHCAF currently works with these providers to offer dental, vision, prescription, emergency orthopedic and mammogram programs.

PHCAF also collaborates with other local community organizations and has become a trusted resource in helping to meet the health needs of community residents. It serves as a safety net and fills the gaps of other insurance benefit programs, allowing participants to focus on all aspects related to their health. PHCAF and its program offerings are truly a part of a community effort and without the participation of the local community providers, physicians and pharmacies, these programs would not exist. To learn more about the organization, go to www.phcafoundation.org.

About GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards: Every year the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards acknowledge, highlight and reward nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on their communities and are accomplished, proactive and effective in their work. GlaxoSmithKline’s IMPACT Awards represent and support Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and the Targeting of needs within community-based healthcare organizations. Nonprofits that exemplify the IMPACT Awards criteria continue to provide quality, accessible healthcare to their communities despite their financial and resource limitations. Winners in previous years include organizations that provide medical and dental care for the underserved, health services for cancer patients, access to healthcare for the chronically ill and pediatric therapy for those with special needs and comprehensive eye health and vision care.

Winners of the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards provide access to community healthcare services (primary mission) in the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia as well as the City of Camden, New Jersey; have annual total operating expenses between $160,000 and $3 million, as documented in the organization’s most recent fiscal year financial statement; and have been in existence as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for at least five years. A panel of local and national healthcare delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives determined the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to healthcare; commitment to serving people in need; facilitation of healthcare delivery, substantive partnerships; policy development; and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership. For more details on the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, visit www.gsk-us.com and select “Our work with communities,” then click “Health programs,” then click “Awards,” then click “Philadelphia area” or call the GlaxoSmithKline Office of Community Partnerships at 215-751-5171.

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