Drumroll, Please: Chino Valley Medical Center Wins First Place in the Sixth Annual National Pink Glove Dance Competition

Drumroll, Please: Chino Valley Medical Center Wins First Place in the Sixth Annual National Pink Glove Dance Competition

09-30-2016

$10,000 donation to The Let it Be Foundation will benefit children fighting life threatening illnesses

Chino, Calif., Sept. 30, 2016 – The votes are in and Medline announced today that Chino Valley Medical Center has won first place in the small-bed category of the competition for the second year in a row. 2016 marks the sixth year that the Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition has united dancers nationwide, including healthcare professionals, breast cancer patients and survivors to celebrate and raise awareness for those still fighting – all through the joy of dance.

Determined by public online voting, Chino Valley Medical Center received 16,495 votes, and has won a $10,000 donation from Medline to the breast cancer charity of its choice, The Let It Be Foundation. Furthermore, as part of the health system's fundraising efforts during the competition, an additional $2,000 was raised for the charity. With as many votes, Chino Valley Medical Center helped heighten awareness on breast cancer research.

"We were in it to win it from the start," said James M. Lally, DO, MMM, President and CMO of CVMC. "I am humbled by the amount of support we received from our community. Thank you to our city and staff that participated and to everyone who voted daily. For next year, we will be coming for a third win with the highest votes overall!" As a Top 100 Community Hospital, Chino Valley Medical Center is recognized nationally for their quality care.

Chino Valley Medical Center's video submission is in honor of the individuals who have been faced with a fight they didn't sign up for – those heroes, both children and adults, that live through and fight cancer every day. Doctors, community members, Chino Police Department and Chino Valley Fire District, sported Medline's pink exam gloves and danced to celebrate hope for a cure for breast cancer, as well as honor those who have been affected by the disease.

"Congratulations to Chino Valley Medical Center for putting together such an amazing video that has grabbed the attention of thousands of people from around the country," said Sue MacInnes, chief market solutions officer, Medline. "It is Medline's unified mission to eradicate breast cancer. The Pink Glove Dance competition provides communities with an organized event that supports everyone who's been touched by breast cancer. Their participation has helped make a significant impact in providing breast cancer related charities with the essential resources they need to carry out education and prevention initiatives."

Visit www.pinkglovedance.com to view Chino Valley Medical Center's winning video.

About Chino Valley Medical Center

CVMC, established in 1972, is a 112-bed community hospital centrally located in beautiful Southern California. After significant investments, Chino Valley has achieved outstanding quality and patient safety recognition from organizations including The Leapfrog Group, US News & World Report, Healthgrades, Women's Choice Award®, and the National Research Corporation "Path to Excellence" award. The hospital provides the latest technology and services for improving lives including a da Vinci Robotic Surgery Unit and top-rated orthopedic and gastrointestinal care. A short drive away from all that Southern California has to offer, the suburb of Chino is considered a wonderful place to work, live and play.

Chino Valley Medical Center is consistently recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation, who stands ready to serve their local community with compassionate, quality care.

About Medline

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.

About The Medline Pink Glove Dance Campaign

Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink. This sparked the beginning of the company's unique breast cancer education campaign. The introduction of pink gloves helps take the scary out of detection exams and remind nurses about the importance of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with their patients. A few years later, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video competition, bringing together 250,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate hope for a cure and honor all who have been affected by the disease – all through the joy of dancing. More than 17 million YouTube® views later, the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition has inspired nearly 1,000 dance videos and raised $1.4 million for breast cancer charities nationwide. In addition, Medline has donated $1.7 MM to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in support of their mission to save lives through early detection and free mammograms for women in need.