Guthrie Awards Grant to Support Local Children

March 4, 2024
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Guthrie's Community Benefit Program awarded $10,000 to Twin Tiers Baby Bank in support of its efforts to provide diapers and wipes to families with babies and toddlers in our community, with a focus on Steuben and Chemung counties. 

Twin Tiers Baby Bank’s efforts support the physical health of local children and address the emotional and mental health challenges caused by living in need. According to the National Diaper Bank, half of children across the nation face diaper need, which is significantly linked to maternal stress and depression, as highlighted by the National Institutes of Health. Mental health was identified as one of the major health risks in Guthrie’s Community Health Needs Assessment and we are proud to support projects that promote mental health support.

Dr. J. Manuel Arreguin, System and Department Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Guthrie, emphasized the critical role of Twin Tiers Baby Bank in addressing the challenges faced by families in maternity care deserts. Dr. Arreguin highlighted, "The support provided by Twin Tiers Baby Bank aligns with Guthrie's commitment to improving maternal and child health, especially in underserved areas like Steuben and Chemung counties. Access to essential supplies such as diapers and wipes is fundamental for the well-being of families in these 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 2023-2025: mental health and substance use disorders, obesity, and cancer screening and prevention.

For more information, or to apply for a Guthrie Community Benefit Grant, please visit

The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit multispecialty health system integrating clinical and hospital care along with research and education. Headquartered in Sayre, Pennsylvania, The Guthrie Clinic stands as one of the nation's longest established group practices, founded in 1910 by the visionary Dr. Donald Guthrie. The organization's patient-centered approach revolves around a clinically-integrated network of employed providers. Among The Guthrie Clinic’s more than 9,000 caregivers are close to 1,000 highly skilled physicians and advanced practice providers representing the spectrum of medical specialties and sub-specialties. Situated across 10,000 square miles in northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York, The Guthrie Clinic's comprehensive six hospital campuses also encompass an expansive network of outpatient facilities across 13 counties. Post-acute care includes acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, personal care home, home care and hospice services, completing the continuum of care. With a commitment to shaping the future of health care, the organization offers eleven residencies and five fellowships, serving as a training ground for the next generation of leaders in the field.

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