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Kate Hannibal | author
Mar 30, 2015
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New Jersey Legates rely on Healthnetwork

Healthnetwork Foundation has been a Godsend for a Jersey Shore Legatus couple . . .

Doug Gallagher, past president of Legatus’ Jersey Shore Chapter, considers access to Healthnetwork Foundation one of the top benefits of being a Legatus member.

Doug Gallagher and his wife Arlene are members of Legatus’ Jersey Shore Chapter and  Healthnetwork GOLD Supporters.

Doug Gallagher and his wife Arlene are members of Legatus’ Jersey Shore Chapter and Healthnetwork GOLD Supporters.

Whenever Doug and  his wife Arlene get the chance, they remind their fellow Legates about this benefit.

“Most members don’t realize they have access to Healthnetwork or what Healthnetwork can do for them,” said Doug Gallagher. “As a layperson, where else would you turn with a serious medical problem?

“How else would you get an appointment in literally a couple of days?

“The Healthnetwork medical coordinators are the greatest,” he continued. “They get you in the right direction and answer all of your questions. Some of the doctors we have gained access to were not taking on new patients but as a Healthnetwork member we got in.”

The Gallaghers say they believe in giving to organizations that they feel strongly about. As a nonprofit, Healthnetwork depends on the support of its members.

When asked why the Gallaghers became GOLD Supporters, Doug said, “We wanted to give back. It was time to give back. Healthnetwork is always there for us. I carry my GOLD card to remind me about the benefits of Healthnetwork. When I’m in a stressful situation, the GOLD card reminds me that I’m not alone and to call.”

Recently, Doug installed the Healthnetwork GOLD Access app on his smartphone. This exclusive app for GOLD Supporters provides direct access to Healthnetwork services from the home screen.

“I like the direct dial feature and I was able to send a note to the medical coordinators through the app,” he said. “My wife Arlene and I have called upon Healthnetwork nine times and have been 100% satisfied each time. One request was for me and the rest for our loved ones.”

KATE HANNIBAL is Healthnetwork Foundation’s marketing director.

HEALTHNETWORK is a Legatus membership benefit, a healthcare “concierge service” that provides members and their families access to some of the most respected hospitals in the world. One Call Starts It All: (866) 968-2467 or (440) 893-0830. Email: help@healthnetworkfoundation.org

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