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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Donates Thanksgiving Meals to North Light Community Center

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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Donates Thanksgiving Meals to North Light Community Center

Roxborough Memorial Hospital Donates Thanksgiving Meals to North Light Community Center

Thanksgiving came a few days early for some Philadelphia-area families this year. On November 18, Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s employees, along with North Light Community Center, came together to donate Thanksgiving baskets to 36 residents in the Philadelphia area. Each basket was complete with all the fixings for a tasty Thanksgiving meal, including mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy, napkins, rolls, pastries, pies, and a bottle of sparkling cider. 

“We are proud to collaborate with North Light Community Center to donate Thanksgiving baskets to the community,” said Burt Piper, chief executive officer of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “Being able to help, especially at this time when many families are feeling a heightened sense of food insecurity around the holidays and during the ongoing pandemic, is very gratifying.”

For most families, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way they celebrate the holidays. For those struggling, donating a traditional Thanksgiving meal can help turn their holiday into a joyful one. Over the last couple of years, Roxborough Memorial Hospital has committed to helping families of local neighbors during the holiday season.

Piper added, “I am so grateful to our employees who came together to provide food to our area neighbors. With too many families facing economic hardship, it is more important than ever to support each other and to help those in need.”

If you would like to donate to Northlight Community Centers food donation pantry, to help those in need, please visit. https://www.northlightcommunitycenter.org/emergency-assistance/

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About Roxborough Memorial Hospital- Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.