National Kidney Foundation of Michigan was Awarded the 2015 MAHP Presidential Merit

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Publication Date: 
07/21/2015

On Friday, July 17 the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan was awarded the 2015 MAHP Presidential Merit Award from the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) at their Summer Conference at Grand Traverse Resort. The discretionary award recognizes an individual or organization showing an outstanding commitment to the advancement and improvement of health care.

“I value the relationships that we have fostered over the years with NKFM and the many mutual objectives that both organizations advocate,” said Richard B. Murdock, executive director of MAHP.

“We anticipate our joint efforts will continue in the future.”

The members of MAHP found the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan to be an insightful source of information regarding the prevention of and treatment for those with kidney disease. This is a crucial time for the future of health care across Michigan and the organizations’ combined efforts will continue to benefit the health of Michiganders.

“The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s leadership in fighting root causes of kidney disease, particularly diabetes and obesity, is an example for all of us. By encouraging everyone to be healthier, they are helping lower health care costs in our state, and our companies are proud to partner with them on many projects aimed at improving health outcomes,” said Murdock.

The MAHP appreciates the collaboration with the NKFM staff on key health care issues and focus on prevention.

“The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is honored to have been awarded the MAHP Presidential Merit Award,” said Dan Carney, president and CEO of NKFM. “The collaboration with MAHP has truly helped NKFM achieve our mission of preventing kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.”

For more information about the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan or the award please call (800) 482-1455.

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The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. Since its inception, the NKFM has led the fight against kidney disease and is widely known for providing more programs and services to more people than any other region or state. The NKFM was recently ranked #1 in the category of Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. The organization has also been recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, seven years in a row from Charity Navigator. In 2014, the NKFM was named in the “11 Top-Rated Charities that Changed the World in 2014” by the Huffington Post.

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