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FCFP Grant Expands Geisinger at Home Program

May 26, 2021 11:44AM ● By Erica Shames
A $35,000 grant from the Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) will make it possible for Geisinger Gold members in Northumberland County, Pa., to receive care at home through the Geisinger at Home program.

Geisinger at Home breaks away from the traditional medical system, where patients travel to visit clinicians. The program brings care right into the patient’s home, providing timely and coordinated treatment for Geisinger Gold members with certain chronic conditions who have ongoing medical, social and home needs.

“Geisinger at Home provides our most at-risk members with comprehensive care and convenient access to providers, improving health outcomes and limiting hospital admissions,” said Nancy Lawton-Kluck, Geisinger Health Foundation, chief philanthropy officer. “We are so grateful for the grant from the
Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund, which will help expand the services we offer our patients in Northumberland County.”

Grants from the FCFP are made possible by generous donors who have contributed to a variety of funds since 1916. The FCFP brings together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results, and take on the critical issues and efforts
needed to build vibrant communities.

About the FCFP
The Foundation works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets. FCFP strives to create powerful communities through passionate
giving. For more information visit www.FCFPartnership.org.
 
About Geisinger Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, two research centers
and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook,
Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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