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May 31 – iTech for Business Makes Donation to Community Health Mission

May 31, 2011 - iTech for Business, a leading  IT and telecommunications service and equipment provider in the Savannah area, has donated a state- of- the- art SHORETEL IP phone system to the offices of The Community Health Mission in Savannah.  The Community Health Mission offers free primary healthcare to approximately 6,000 uninsured residents of Savannah, GA.

“The downtime this health provider has endured with their old phone system was unacceptable. The new SHORE TEL phone system will improve communication, eliminate downtime and provide the technology upgrade that Community Health Mission needs to continue serving Savannah's residents with the best level of care,” according to Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer, executive director of Community Health Mission.

"This upgraded phone system will allow us to serve our patients so much more efficiently and will enable us to respond promptly to their needs," she added.  "In 2010 CHM provided more than 20,000 patient visits and also provided more than 1,500 specialty care visits, so you can imagine how important an operational phone system is. We are indebted to our volunteers and to the generous financial and in-kind donations we receive. This ITech donation is an absolute God-send and we are so appreciative."

"We have provided IT services to The Community Health Mission over the years. When we realized their dire need for a new phone system we knew that supporting their valuable work was simply the right thing to do,” said Alastair Fisher, president of iTech..

Dr. Julia Johnson was recently named medical director of CHM, taking over the position which was previously held by Dr. Dick Dent.  " I have been serving as Medical Director for just a brief time but have very quickly found that Community Health Mission is playing a critical role in taking care of its own," said  Johnson. "Communication is an essential part of providing seamless care of patients and technical donations such as the new phone system have helped tremendously in that regard."

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