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UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors Recognized for Legacy with American Hospital Association

by UPMC Susquehanna

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently recognized UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors in Wellsboro in appreciation for the hospital’s 75 years of membership in the AHA. The hospital, originally known as Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, opened in 1942, and joined the AHA shortly thereafter.

S+S 75 Years AHA
From left: Darius Abadi, DO, president of medical staff, UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors; Glenn Poirier, chairman, UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors Board of Directors; Janie Hilfiger, president, UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors and UPMC Cole; Mike Draine, regional executive, AHA; and Steven Johnson, president, UPMC Susquehanna.

“The AHA is pleased to recognize UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors for their 75 years of membership in the AHA,” said Mike Draine, AHA regional executive. “Since its founding, the hospital has provided high-quality care to patients in northcentral Pennsylvania. Through its membership in the AHA, it has also demonstrated a longstanding commitment to supporting the hospital field’s important advocacy work. The AHA thanks the staff and leadership of the hospital for the care and services they provide each day to their patients and the community.” 

UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors is a critical access hospital located in Wellsboro, Pa. providing a range of services including OB/GYN, laboratory, rehabilitation, heart and vascular, general surgery, urology, and features a modern emergency room. The hospital is also the home of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Wellsboro.