Our business is built on relationships with our clients, contractors, providers, employees and the communities in which we live and work.
We take our responsibility to these individuals and communities very seriously. We believe that assisting with the education of future healthcare professionals and responding to those in need strengthens these relationships to help secure a brighter future for all. We believe in giving back to the communities we serve.
CareStar employees make a huge community impact. Our employees are dedicated to embracing their call of service beyond the work they do at CareStar. In 2019, CareStar employees collectively completed over 10,000 hours of community service with organizations they share a passion, including, but certainly not limited to:
The Ms. Wheelchair USA Pageant, presented and sponsored by the Dane Foundation, gives women with disabilities the opportunity to feel glamorous and have their turn in the spotlight. Women from all over the United States come to eastern Ohio once each year to showcase who they are, what they believe in and how they contribute to the betterment of their communities through the work they do. This annual week-long pageant is filled with activities and is truly an inspiration for self-confidence, beauty and empowerment.
CareStar has been a proud, longtime sponsor of, and volunteer for, the annual Ms. Wheelchair USA Pageant. We are honored to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of these remarkable women.
The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society hosts annual Walk MS events, which are among the most recognized and significant fundraising events to support local MS chapters. The Walk MS events typically draw more than 330,000 participants each year to raise funds and awareness for MS to provide research, advocacy, education, programs and services, including case management for people who have MS.
CareStar maintains a collaborative relationship with Multiple Sclerosis Society, which began in 2009. We also provide case management services for some members, focusing on improving each person’s quality of life by adopting a creative approach to meeting their unique needs. Each State’s Multiple Sclerosis Chapters serve individuals diagnosed with MS, as well as their families and friends.
CareStar is proud to provide an internship program through which students in various fields can build their resume while helping us achieve our mission. Our interns, who we proudly call Rising Stars, work with and positively impact all aspects of the Company. These strong partnerships also play a key role in CareStar’s long-term recruiting strategy and will continue to expand in future years. We have welcomed high school students from DePaul Cristo Rey, LaSalle High School and Elder High School in Cincinnati, OH. We also have welcomed students seeking Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Students major in various healthcare, social work, and business-related fields from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Indiana University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Cleveland State University, Xavier University, Mount St. Joseph’s, University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, and Dayton University. We are constantly looking to expand our Rising Star impact and would welcome the opportunity to build relationships in all communities in which we live and work.