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Legatus Magazine

Cover Story
Kate Hannibal | author
May 01, 2009
Filed under Your Health

A partnership for your good health

A gift from Joseph Canizaro has enabled Legatus offer its members access to top hospitals. . .

doctorHealthnetwork Foundation has provided a vital and direct link for thousands of members and their families to top physicians and hospitals across the United States since 1991. As an organization that is firmly committed to giving back, Healthnetwork also donates substantial resources to leading physicians and medical institutions in order to make medicine better for everyone.

Here are some highlights of 2008 and what we look forward to in months ahead:

• Helping nearly 3,000 members (including nearly 200 Legates from 25 states)

• Building and strengthening relationships with major hospitals for our members, including these new alliances: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, geriatric program

• Strengthening our services with the addition of a medical director, Dr. Susan Locke, for the benefit of our members

Most importantly as part of our mission, Healthnetwork has donated more money than ever before. In 2008, our board of directors instituted a powerful research grant program, awarding 10 physicians annually for consistently going above and beyond in assisting our members.

Healthnetwork provided matching gifts alongside major member donations to fund three dedicated offices, and there are plans for more. These offices within our hospitals help to support our liaisons’ efforts and enhance member experiences at our hospitals.

What does this mean for you? Your Legatus member benefit, Healthnetwork Foundation, is stronger than ever and poised to help you when you need us most. If you haven’t had a chance to call Healthnetwork to see how we can help you, take the time now. Whether you’re looking for preventive programs to keep yourself healthy or a specialist for diagnosis, treatment or second opinions, our staff is available to assist you.

Kate Hannibal is Healthnetwork Foundation’s marketing manager.

Special thank you

Joseph Canizaro

Joseph Canizaro

Legatus Healthnetwork extends a special note of thanks to Joseph C. Canizaro, chairman of First Bank and Trust, and member of Legatus’ New Orleans Chapter. His generous gift enabled Legatus to continue offering its members access to the world’s best hospitals and physicians through Healthnetwork. For this gesture, we all owe him a debt of gratitude.

More than 80 Legatus members called Healthnetwork Foundation since Canizaro made his gift in October. These Legates place a great amount of trust and faith in our foundation each time they call us with a medical issue, and we appreciate their confidence in our services. Healthnetwork remains committed to finding the best medical care for our members and their families. Thank you, Mr. Canizaro!

Healthnetwork is a Legatus membership benefit, a health care “concierge service” that provides members and their families access to some of the most respected hospitals in the world. To learn how this can work for you, call (866) 968-2467 or (440) 893-0830. E-mail:


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