09.12.18 / Community Involvement

Samsung Named a 2018 Finalist for U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Award


Ridgefield Park, N.J., September 12, 2018 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation named Samsung Electronics America, Inc. a finalist in the 2018 Corporate Citizenship Awards, in the category of health and wellness, for the Samsung Innovation Center at Children’s Health Fund.

Samsung was selected as a finalist for its work in the Health and Wellness category because of its close partnership with Children’s Health Fund. More than 20 million children lack consistent, high quality health care in the U.S. due to issues with transportation, lack of insurance, cost and competing urgent priorities. In partnership with Children’s Health Fund, the Samsung Innovation Center was created to address this problem by improving health care availability for vulnerable children and families.

The Samsung Center provided over 66,000 children with access to needed primary care services such as automated vision screening, telehealth, and toolkits that provide real-time information and test results for low-income families who otherwise would have gone without care.

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“On behalf of Samsung and the Samsung Innovation Center at Children’s Health Fund, we are honored to receive this recognition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Tim Baxter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics North America. “For years we have believed that if we leverage our technology to help today’s youth get healthier, we are ultimately helping the communities that we serve get stronger. We are pleased that we’ve already reached more than 66,000 children and we look forward to continuing to build on these efforts in 2018 and beyond.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Citizens Awards honors excellence in corporate citizenship. Over the past 19 years, some of the most accomplished social and community initiatives within the business sector have been recognized through the Citizens Awards.

The winners of the 2018 Citizens Awards will be announced on November 15 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the awards program here. 

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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