GlaxoSmithKline Honors Philadelphia Area Nonprofits with IMPACT Award

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  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) December 03, 2011 - GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has announced that Water Street Health Services ( of Lancaster, Pa.; Phoenixville Healthcare Access Foundation (; Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. ( of Philadelphia; and Support Center for Child Advocates ( of Philadelphia are its GlaxoSmithKline 15th Annual IMPACT Award recipients in the Philadelphia region. The nonprofits will receive $40,000 for having a significant impact on their communities 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 organizations.

    "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."

    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, 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 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.
    About GlaxoSmithKline

    GlaxoSmithKline - one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies - is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information, visit GlaxoSmithKline on the World Wide Web at

    Media Contacts: Leah Ludwig (215) 340-0480 / leah ( @ ) furiarubel dot com or Brandyn Bissinger (267) 446-7010 / brandyn ( @ ) furiarubel dot com

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