Guthrie Awards Grant to Support Wyalusing Borough Creekside Park Project

June 4, 2021

Guthrie's Community Benefit Grant Program awarded $7,000 to the Wyalusing Borough in support of its multi-phase project to build a trail and nine-acre park along the Wyalusing Creek.

The project will provide residents and visitors a place for wellness and exercise through a multitude of activities, including walking trails, creek access for fishing and boating, and plenty of places for residents to gather. The creek access will also give borough residents access to the Susquehanna River. The goal of the park is to provide outdoor activities and exercise for the community.

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 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 365 physicians and 300 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.