Cigna employees crocheted 1,505 caps and donated the handmade hats to babies at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Wednesday, Dec. 7. More than 700 babies are admitted in the NICU at Banner-University Medical Center every year who are facing a health complication that requires them to be hospitalized for continuing care.
A Common Thread is the name of the group of Cigna employees who started a community service project as a result of Cigna’s national sponsorship of the March of Dimes. The caps provide warmth for babies facing serious health challenges. Since the group started, more than 10,000 baby hats have been donated to NICUs throughout the country and more than 2,500 have been donated in Arizona. Cigna has been a partner of the March of Dimes and a national sponsor of March for Babies for the past 22 years.
About Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. It is part of Banner – University Medicine. The hospital specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and Emergency care, including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 29 hospitals in seven states. The institution, which has trained thousands of doctors over decades as a teaching hospital with Graduate Medical Education programs, is now the academic medical center for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. For more information, visit www.bannerhealth.com/UniversityPhoenix.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 90 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com .
About Cigna Medical Group
Cigna Medical Group, a division of Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, is one of the Valley’s largest multi-specialty group practices with 20 health care centers located throughout metropolitan Phoenix. Most health care centers are equipped with several medical services under one roof, so patients can see their doctor, fill prescriptions and get lab work done. Imaging, vision and hearing services are offered at select locations.