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UPMC donates to food bank in recognition of providers

WILLIAMSPORT — In recognition of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Week, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region recently made a $5,000 contribution to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Health Innovations Program on behalf of its advance practice provider staff. The Health Innovations Program connects the food bank’s emergency feeding network and consumers served by these programs with members of the medical community to promote health, wellness, and nutrition education.

“A person’s health is influenced by many factors, including housing, education, employment, and access to healthy food. These factors, sometimes referred to as the social determinants or social influencers of health, are defined by the conditions and environment in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age,” said David Lopatofsky, MD, chief medical officer, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region. “This contribution not only supports a community program that will benefit the lives of those we serve, it also is a symbol of our appreciation for our providers and their dedication, commitment, and ongoing support as we continue to reshape health care delivery and build a brighter future for the entire region. UPMC in the Susquehanna region is blessed to have such an extraordinary team of APPs providing both exceptional clinical care and outstanding patient experience.”

To learn more about the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’ Health Innovations Program and other services, visit CentralPAFoodBank.org.

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