Guthrie Awards Grant to Cortland Repertory Theatre

October 30, 2020
Cortland Theatre
SUNY Cortland Technical Director Simone Scalici and Scenic Designer Scott Holdredge display gravestones, gates and other set pieces created for Cortland Repertory Theatre’s “Ghosts in the Park”.

Guthrie's Community Benefit Grant Program awarded $1,000 to the Cortland Repertory Theatre in support of a socially distanced, drive-thru theatrical experience called “Ghosts in the Park,” held on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 in Dwyer Memorial Park in Preble, N.Y. The theater is offering this experience to families as an alternative to trick or treating and will provide small bags of healthy treats for the children, rather than candy.

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.

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.