CHICAGO, June 29, 2011 /CNBC via COMTEX/ — Two members of Chicago based Project HUGS leadership team were invited to attend the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in Chicago June 29th-30th. Project HUGS is a non-profit focused on bridging the gap found in the American health care system, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life and helping all individuals in need of surgery, receive the procedures they desperately need. CGI’s goal of economic growth rooted in global stability is the fostering ground for short-term solutions and long-term strategies that will revive the United States economy. One of the largest burdens on America’s budget is the ever increasing health care cost of the uninsured.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to share ideas of American economic growth with leaders from around the world. Project HUGS is the starting ground for health care policy reconsideration. As a medical doctor I see the need daily to take some of the burden off America’s dwindling health care system. We have built a team that shares this common goal,” commented Dr. Severko Hrywnak, Founder and Chairman of Project HUGS.
In addition to his role with Project HUGS, Dr. Hrywnak is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center in Chicago as well as president and Chief Executive Officer of Elmwood Park Immediate Health Care Centers.
One of the core goals of the Clinton Global Initiative is to generate employment for the roughly 13 million Americans currently out of work. Businesses, governments, and nonprofits will need to work together to unleash innovation, rebuild infrastructure, and invest in targeted worker training.
“True leadership comes in many forms. President Clinton has led the way on issues pertaining to jobs and economic growth since the days he walked the halls in Arkansas’ executive offices. We are excited to be part of the process,” continued Hrywnak.
Project HUGS official launch is set for July 15th, 2011 in Chicago, IL. Project HUGS is is a philanthropic surgical program, dedicated to providing individuals with the procedures they desperately need, but cannot afford. With an unprecedented response prior to launch, the Project HUGS team anticipates applications for their program to be in the thousands.
For more information on the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago, visit www.CGIAmerica.org. For additional information on Project HUGS, or to make a donation, click here.