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Service 1st Donates PPE to Geisinger Medical Center

Jul 22, 2020 12:15PM ● By Erica Shames
(from left) Dave Shope, Service 1st assistant vice president of business development; Linda Brown, Service 1st chief administrative officer; Bill Lavage, Service 1st president and CEO; Joseph Goyne, Geisinger senior director of supply chain logistics; Tom Sokola, Geisinger CAO; and Angela Brouse, senior regional director, central west, Geisinger Health Foundation, with the boxes of surgical gowns donated by Service 1st.


Service 1st Federal Credit Union donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to
Geisinger Medical Center to help replenish supplies used since the initial response to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

A combined donation of 2,000 gowns were recently provided to Geisinger and Evangelical Community Hospital, located in Lewisburg, with Geisinger receiving 1,500 of the gowns.

“Everyone is feeling the challenge of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including our local hospitals,” said Bill Lavage, President/CEO, Service 1st. “We are pleased to be able to provide the front-line health care workers at these hospitals with the necessary protection to perform their important
work.”

Service 1st was among 17 regional credit unions and credit union partners that worked together to support healthcare facilities throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Combined, their efforts provided more than 30,000 medical gowns.

"Our Geisinger family, patients and visitors use thousands of PPE each day,” said Tom Sokola, chief administrative officer at Geisinger. “Service 1st making this donation is a huge benefit and helps to keep our community healthy.”

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