Guthrie Awards Grant to Support Local School

March 9, 2021

Guthrie's Community Benefit Grant Program awarded $4,000 to Northeast Bradford Educational Foundation in support of their purchase of new exercise equipment to update the Northeast Bradford Junior/Senior High School's fitness and workout room.

The updated equipment will provide students an opportunity to improve their cardiorespiratory endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, and body composition. Extensive research also indicates that improving physical health can lead to improved information processing and heightened attention levels, which can increase academic performance for students.

Josephine Robles, Director of Community Relations, Guthrie said: “Guthrie is pleased to award funding toward updated exercise equipment at the Northeast Bradford Junior/Senior High School's fitness and workout room and to promote healthy lifestyles for local students. 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.

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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 comprised of four hospitals, including Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with a campus in Towanda, Pa., Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y., Guthrie Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa., and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, N.Y., along with a research institute and home care/hospice. Guthrie’s multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offers 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 and provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.