News Release - New Innovations Spurs Employee Giving During Pandemic



New Innovations Spurs Employee Giving During Pandemic

Initiates Community Caring Challenge to Other Employers

Uniontown, Ohio, USA, April 9, 2020 – New Innovations, a software and service provider for medical education institutions, today announced it has started a Community Caring initiative in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the country. Company owners Steve and Denise Reed have offered to reimburse employees for up to $50 each to assist with relief efforts wherever they can. These funds can be used to buy groceries for a neighbor, donate to a foodbank, make personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line workers, ease the burden of someone who’s lost a job, or to aid community support programs.

“One of our core values is ‘Service’, and there’s no greater service we can offer than to do our part during these challenging times,” said Steve Reed, CEO of New Innovations. “Although we are practicing social distancing, there’s still a role to play, for those of us who are able, to support those in need. A number of our team members were proactive in their efforts, so we wanted to further empower them while encouraging others to get involved. This Community Caring initiative has generated a lot of positive momentum within New Innovations, and we are proud of the work our team is doing.” Many of New Innovations’ 70+ associates have already pledged to utilize the funds with some matching or exceeding the company’s donation. These stories will be shared across the company’s social media channels. Here are two examples of employees supporting their community through this initiative:

An employee on our development team aided her 66-year-old neighbor who was unable to use stairs to do her laundry due to a broken leg. Adhering to social distancing protocols, she has taken the woman’s laundry to her own home several times and returned the garments to her after. From our team member: “There really is no feeling like that of being able to help someone that truly needs it.” One of our customer success managers used the funds to purchase groceries for his girlfriend’s elderly grandparents. The grandmother serves as the primary caregiver for her husband who suffered a stroke years ago and has a weakened immune system. From our team member: “She began to cry when she heard what we were offering. She would never admit it but I know it's been hard for her, especially with the added stress of COVID-19.”

“We are not pioneers in giving,” added Reed. “However, we’re putting out a friendly Community Caring Challenge to companies in our area and beyond. Please help your employees to think about their role in all of this and, hopefully, inspire them to meet these challenges head-on, like our healthcare heroes on the front lines of this pandemic. We are truly stronger together.”

New Innovations has been the preferred data management solution of medical education for more than 25 years. Our mission of Excellence in Medical Education drives us to deliver a robust, efficient and secure platform engineered towards the removal of administrative barriers that deter from the education of tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.

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