Guthrie Awards Grant for Bradford County YMCA to Support Community Health

July 27, 2020
Check Presentation
Josephine Robles, Rachel Trent, Matthew Kelly, Donald Skerpon, Joseph Sawyer

Guthrie’s Community Benefit Grant Program awarded $2,880 to the Bradford County Branch YMCA in support of affordable fitness for clients in drug and alcohol recovery. The YMCA will use the funds to assist clients/members in recovery through fitness and establish YMCA as a safe, sober environment.
Josephine Robles, Guthrie’s Director of New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program and Community Relations, said: “Guthrie is pleased to award funding to this local YMCA program which promotes healthy lifestyles for those in recovery. Guthrie’s Community Benefit Grant Program supports projects that target health challenges facing our communities.”
This grant was awarded as part of Guthrie’s Community Benefit Grant Program, which funds projects based on Guthrie’s Community Health Needs Assessment. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), requires non-profit hospitals to complete a community needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. The following areas of need were identified for 2020-2023: obesity, access to mental health providers, and cancer incidence with a focus on tobacco usage.
For more information, or to apply for a Guthrie Community Benefit Grant, please visit

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.