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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Welcomes New Partner

Salt Lake City, UT (July 6, 2021) – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is excited to welcome First Heritage Mortgage, LLC as a new national partner. Founded in 1996, First Heritage Mortgage was designed to be the premier source of mortgage financing in the Washington DC metro area. A longtime local supporter of CMN Hospitals, First Heritage Mortgage will now be expanding its partnership nationally to support 49 member hospitals across 14 states in the Northeast and Southeast areas with its Miracle LenderSM program. This program is twofold, enabling all employees to make contributions as well as allowing loan officers to pledge a portion of their commission on behalf of their customers.

“Since the inception of our Miracle Lender program in 2014, we have been excited to support four local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with nearly half a million dollars of giving,” said Phil Denfeld, Chief Operating Officer of First Heritage Mortgage. “With our new expanded partnership with CMN Hospitals, we are extremely pleased to see that giving extend to 49 hospitals across the 14 states we currently serve, impacting so many more children and families. We are proud to be a national partner of CMN Hospitals!”

Children’s hospitals are on the frontlines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they can’t do it alone. Partners like First Heritage Mortgage help CMN Hospitals close the funding gap at local children’s hospitals.

“It’s always exciting to welcome a new partner to CMN Hospitals,” said Teri Nestel, President & CEO of CMN Hospitals. “Giving is personal – just like investing in a piece of this world that we call home. Our partnership with First Heritage Mortgage makes giving easy for their loan officers and operations staff alike, while also creating a deeper connection to their community from the start. And when we provide easy ways for people to come together, our collective impact grows exponentially.”

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion in unrestricted funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Every dollar raised stays local and supports each hospital’s most urgent needs, whether that’s providing care to children without insurance, investing in research that discovers life-saving treatments and cures, training the next generation of doctors and nurses, or offering families comfort and peace of mind during the most trying moments of their lives. Changing the health of even one child or family creates a ripple effect felt by communities for years to come. When we change kid’s health, we change the future – for all of us.

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About CMN Hospitals:

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital at and

About First Heritage Mortgage, LLC: 

Founded in 1996, First Heritage Mortgage, LLC (FHM) is a leading correspondent lender and one of the largest privately-owned mortgage companies in the Mid-Atlantic, originating more than $3.73 billion in mortgage loans in 2020. The company is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with 16 branch locations across Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and California, and a lending footprint that includes 13 states plus the District of Columbia. As a correspondent lender, FHM controls every aspect of the mortgage process from start to finish in a local branch, allowing the company to provide deeply personalized mortgage solutions to its clients and business partners. Learn more at First Heritage Mortgage, LLC is an Equal Housing Lender | Company NMLS ID #86548 (

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*This press release was updated on Sept. 23 to reflect the updated number of hospitals that First Heritage Mortgage raises funds for.