University of Scranton’s Leahy Clinic Receives Blue Ribbon Foundation Grant

August 24, 2012

Blue Cross Support Will Help Clinic Serve the Uninsured

The University of Scranton’s Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured recently received a $10,000 grant from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Established in November 2007, the Leahy Community Health and Family Center’s Clinic offers free primary health care services – screenings, evaluations and recommended treatment – to uninsured patients of all ages. The Clinic will use Blue Ribbon Foundation support to increase its inventory of pharmaceuticals and supplies, and to expand the hours of an on-site pharmacist. An estimated 1,000 un- or underinsured individuals are expected to visit the Clinic in the coming year.

“Thanks to the support of The Blue Ribbon Foundation, we will be able to provide medications, immunizations and education to individuals who otherwise do not have the means or the access to receive them,” said Andrea Mantione, director of the Leahy Community Health and Family Center at The University of Scranton.

“We are pleased to be in a position to help the Leahy Center Clinic continue to serve Lackawanna County residents who are in need of basic medical services,” said Cynthia A. Yevich, executive director of The Blue Ribbon Foundation. 

For additional information, contact the Leahy Center Clinic at 570-941-6112.

About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania:
Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 540,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. The company’s mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations it serves. 

BCNEPA established its private, nonprofit Blue Ribbon Foundation in 2002 to invest in health education and prevention initiatives that produce measurable health improvements and help manage long-term health costs for the residents of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.

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