U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to Visit Beacon Health System of Indiana





Rep. Jackie Walorski. (R-IN) will meet with healthcare leaders and patients at Elkhart General Hospital, part of Beacon Health System on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. EDT at 600 East Blvd. in Elkhart, Indiana. Families in Indiana and around the country are struggling to afford care or skipping care altogether because high deductibles mean they must pay thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs before insurance kicks in. During her visit, Rep. Walorski will learn about Beacon Health’s innovative CarePayment patient financing program that lets patients pay medical bills in affordable monthly installments and with no interest charges.

Media Credentials: Media are welcome to capture the discussion. Call Maggie Scroope at Beacon Health System at 574-647-3234 to reserve a spot.

What: Rep. Jackie Walorski visiting Elkhart General Hospital
When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. EDT. All media must check in with a media contact.

Where: Auditorium B at Elkhart General Hospital at 600 East Blvd., Elkhart, IN. Please arrive through the West Wing doors.

Why you should cover:

– Interview opportunities with US Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), Beacon Health System CFO Jeff Costello and CarePayment CEO Craig Hodges
– Capture critical discussions on widening healthcare affordability gap as patients assume more responsibility for medical costs
– Learn about Beacon Health System’s innovative solutions to help consumers manage their medical expenses

About Beacon Health System

Beacon Health System is the nonprofit parent organization of Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital of South Bend, providing world-class care throughout North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital of South Bend, two accomplished medical legacies operating health care facilities in Elkhart, St. Joseph and LaPorte counties in Indiana, as well as in Michigan, have each delivered exceptional and compassionate care for more than 100 years. These community-owned hospitals have been frequently honored for outstanding care by some of the country’s most respected health care ranking systems, including HealthGrades, Inc. and Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®. Find more information at http://www.beaconhealthsystem.org.

About CarePayment

Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, CarePayment is a patient financial engagement company that accelerates providers’ transition to the new consumer-driven healthcare market. Powered by advanced technology and analytics, our innovative patient financing solutions improve patient satisfaction and loyalty while delivering superior financial results. By partnering with healthcare providers to make affordable financial options available, CarePayment helps patients get the care they need, when they need it, while protecting the financial health of provider organizations so they can continue to offer valuable care to the community. The CarePayment 0.00% APR payment program is compliant with applicable state and federal consumer credit laws, requires no application, and is supported by a friendly US-based customer service staff. Accounts for the program are issued by WebBank of Salt Lake City, UT. Find more information at http://www.carepayment.com.