March 27, 2020
UPMC Recognizes Doctors’ Day with Food Bank Donation
Keeping true to its commitment to serve the community, and to recognize the tremendous work of its medical staff, UPMC in the Susquehanna region donated $5,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in honor of National Doctors’ Day, held annually on March 30.
The funds will be directed to the food bank’s Health Innovations Program which connects its emergency feeding network and consumers served by these programs with members of the medical community to promote health, wellness, and nutrition education.
“The closure of schools and many businesses has created an even greater need to help nourish our community,” said Don Owrey, chief operating officer for UPMC in the Susquehanna region. “Now more than ever, we want to supply vital services to keep people as healthy as possible and to ensure no one goes hungry in these unprecedented times.”
In a letter to providers, Owrey, thanked the organizations’ medical professionals for their dedication and commitment in meeting the diverse health care needs of our community.
“Our providers have adapted to tremendous change this past year as we implemented a new electronic health record and telemedicine services,” said Owrey. “Now they’re working the frontlines of the health care crisis currently affecting our nation. None the less, they stand strong to build a brighter, healthier future for the residents of northcentral Pennsylvania.”