IRVINE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank (the “Bank”), today announced that the Bank has provided a grant of $ 200,000 to the recently launched pilot program by Susan G. Komen, Patient Navigation Initiative (PNI) for Breast Health in Orange County, California. PNI will provide curriculum-based navigation services to patients with the goal of improving outcomes among underserved populations who die of breast cancer at disproportionately higher rates.
The Bank is the first corporate partner to invest in the program, which tackles health inequalities and improves access to breast cancer care in Orange County, California. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Orange County. On average, five women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman dies from it every day. Susan G. Komen helps women and men, especially those with little or no health insurance, to receive breast health education, screening, treatment and support.
“Orange County remains a key community for Susan G. Komen to carry out many of the organization’s key mission priorities,” said Megan Klink, Vice President of the West Region of Susan G. Komen. “The Orange County community of Komen is ready to do this important and innovative work with our local partners to fight cancer, the second leading cause of death in Orange County. ”
The PNI is based on a patient-centered delivery model designed to improve access to health services, guide patients through a complex and confusing health system, and overcome various barriers to health care. The pilot initiative will primarily serve low-income, uninsured or under-insured women.
PNI is the first such initiative within the Susan G. Komen organization to focus on workforce development to help earlier detection of Orange County residents struggling with breast cancer. The program will train and mobilize community health workers and patient navigators to help low-income women navigate breast cancer services, treatments and resources. These skilled workers will establish and implement protocols and follow-up mechanisms to ensure that all patients have access to breast health screenings, mammograms, and help to complete treatment – the key to successful completion. survival of a cancer patient.
“Pacific Premier’s donation responds to the need to ensure equitable health and well-being for low-income and other vulnerable populations in Orange County,” said Steve Gardner, president, president and chief executive officer. leadership of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. “We are proud to be a key health equity partner with Susan G. Komen to fill this gap in care and build a strategic initiative that will not only benefit patients with ailments. served, but also to our local economy. We see this as a tremendous way to strengthen the role of Patient Navigators in the delivery of health care and the coordination of care, with the goal of improving access to care for a patient with breast cancer. breast.
This unique 3-year PNI pilot program will begin with residents of Orange County, with a long-term goal for Susan G. Komen to replicate the program and make an impact in other communities across the country.
For more information on the Susan G. Komen Patient Navigation Initiative, visit komenoc.org.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the United States by 50 percent by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister , Susan G. Komen, that she would end the illness that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen works to improve the lives of people with breast cancer in Orange County. Through events such as MORE THAN PINK WALK in Orange County, Komen has invested more than $ 42 million in community breast health programs and contributed to the more than $ 920 million invested worldwide in breast health. research. For more information visit komenoc.org.
About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.
Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPBI) is the parent company of Pacific Premier Bank, a California commercial bank focused on serving small, medium-sized, and western US businesses in major California metropolitan markets. , Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada. Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank has grown into one of the largest banks in the western United States, with total assets of approximately $ 20 billion. Pacific Premier Bank provides banking products and services, including deposit accounts, digital banking, and cash management services, to businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and not-for-profit organizations. Pacific Premier Bank also offers a wide range of lending products, such as commercial loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, commercial real estate loans, agri-food loans, franchise loans, home equity lines of credit and construction loans. Pacific Premier Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031 Exchange transactions through its Commerce Escrow division. Pacific Premier Bank provides IRA custodial services to its clients through its Pacific Premier Trust division, which has approximately $ 15 billion in assets in custody and approximately 44,000 accounts receivable comprised of self-directed investors, institutions financial agents, syndicators of capital and financial advisers. Additionally, Pacific Premier Bank provides nationwide custom banking solutions to homeowners associations and property management companies. Pacific Premier Bank is an equal housing lender and member of the FDIC. For more information on Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, visit our website: www.ppbi.com.