A continuing community commitment Featured

9:12am EDT November 22, 2004
Medical Mutual of Ohio is proud to be a founding sponsor, along with Smart Business Network, of the annual Pillar Award for Community Service. For the seventh consecutive year, we honor companies for their good deeds and contributions to worthy causes in Northeast Ohio.

As the oldest and largest health insurance company in Ohio, I believe that Medical Mutual has a responsibility to help improve the communities it serves. We strive to live up to that responsibility each day in everything we do.

I am inspired every day by the volunteer spirit and efforts of our employees at Medical Mutual. The heart of Medical Mutual's charitable giving lies in the employee volunteer committee, S.H.A.R.E., which stands for Serve, Help, Aid, Reach and Educate. Each year, the committee helps coordinate more than 25 events through the efforts of nearly half of the company's 2,500 employees.

They devote thousands of hours and raise thousands of dollars in support of worthy organizations and causes in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

One of the annual Pillar Awards is a special S.H.A.R.E. award, given to the company whose employees best exemplify the values of Medical Mutual's S.H.A.R.E. committee.

If there is one common denominator among the 2004 Pillar Award winners, it is that they distinguish themselves through leading by example. Each company has truly helped improve the quality of life for Northeast Ohioans, and I congratulate them for their understanding of "commitment to community."

"Improving the communities we serve" are words the winners of the Pillar Award for Community Service live by. Medical Mutual is proud to be in such outstanding company.

Kent Clapp is chairman, president and CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio.