IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) has partnered with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to assist with the construction of several homes designated for low-income families, many of whom were displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
More than 90 company leaders from Sun's four subsidiary operations, including nursing home administrators, rehabilitation staff, hospice teams and staffing agency employees plan to dedicate Tuesday, May 6, to a community service project. Sun's leadership has reserved one day of the company's annual education conference to hammer, saw, staple and paint, among other responsibilities, in an effort to contribute to Habitat's cause. Sun has also agreed to donate $10,000 to benefit the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. "We appreciate all the support generated by our volunteers along with the wonderfully generous monetary donation made by Sun Healthcare Group," stated Jim Pate, executive director of the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. "This type of generosity is key to our mission."
Sun's CEO and Chairman Rick Matros said, "All year, more than 30,000 of our employees are concerned with the daily duties involved in providing quality health care services for our clients, patients and elderly residents. I am personally delighted that Sun's leadership team will be on hand to demonstrate our company's mission and conference theme, Caring is the Key in Life. To donate time for Habitat for Humanity's cause, even for one day, will enrich our purpose in New Orleans."
About Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., with executive offices in Irvine, California, owns SunBridge Healthcare Corporation and other affiliated companies that operate long-term and postacute care centers in many states. In addition, the Sun Healthcare Group family of companies provides therapy through SunDance Rehabilitation Corporation, hospice services through SolAmor Hospice and medical staffing through CareerStaff Unlimited, Inc.
About New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH), an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. NOAHH builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities and homeowner families to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since its inception in 1983 NOAHH has built more than 200 new homes for low-income families in need of adequate shelter. Visit www.habitat-nola.org for more information.