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Suburban Community Hospital Encourages Donations to Help Veterans During the Winter Months

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Suburban Community Hospital Encourages Donations to Help Veterans During the Winter Months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

Regional Director of Marketing and Communications

MAliprantis@primehealthcare.com

Suburban Community Hospital Encourages Donations to Help Veterans During the Winter Months

East Norriton, PA (September 23, 2021) — Suburban Community Hospital is holding a winter donation drive to collect needed items for some of our most vulnerable citizens – homeless veterans.

The event will be held on October 4, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. between Suburban Community Hospital and Suburban Woods Health & Rehabilitation Center parking lot. Members of the community are encouraged to attend the event. The event will feature music from the Norristown Marching Band, and featured guests are the Montgomery County Emergency & Medical Squads, the Montgomery County Mental Health & Human Services, and local veterans.

“East Norriton Township is proud to partner with Suburban Community Hospital in an effort to support the Veterans Winter Donation Drive,” said East Norriton Township.

The Hospital is asking the public to make donations of non-perishable food items and clothing for veterans who are homeless or who are in need during the winter months.

“Suburban Community Hospital is proud to collect items for our military service personnel and veterans,” said Michael Motte, chief executive office of Suburban Community Hospital. “These donations can make a difference for our veterans for the up and coming months.”

Motte added, “This is one small way that we can show our veterans and military members that we appreciate everything that they have done for our country.”

Suburban Community Hospital partnered with local community members to make the October 4 event possible. The partnerships include: Sharon Cohen, community advocate for Montgomery County, Dennis Miller, administrator for veterans affairs for Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Suburban Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, East Norriton Township, Rick DellAngelo, Marine Corp League Valley Forge, Ralph Nealman, president of The Vietnam Veterans Valley Forge Chapter 349, the Norristown Marching Band from the Norristown High School, and Meadow Rehab and Nursing Center.

“To show gratitude and appreciation for our veterans’ sacrifices, Suburban Community Hospital is hosting a donation drive to collect cold weather items and non-perishable food. Any donations to assist our veterans would be greatly appreciated,” said Michelle Aliprantis, regional director of marketing and comminutions for Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Region. “Suburban Community Hospital is thankful for the donations already received for our nation’s heroes during this unprecedented time.”

Donations will be accepted through October 4-October 8. The following items will be accepted at the locations below:

Cabinet Goods, which are non-perishable items such as rice, pasta, stuffing, canned goods, especially those containing meat or fruit, non-perishable novelty items such as Pop-Tarts, and new tee shirts and underwear for sizes XL through XXXL.

Donations will be dispersed to homeless veterans though the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Collection boxes will be in the following main lobbies: Suburban Community Hospital (2701 Dekalb Pike, East Norriton, PA 19401, Suburban Woods Health Rehabilitation Center (2751 Dekalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401, Meadowview Rehab and Nursing Center (9209 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444, East Norriton Township Building (2501 Stanbridge Street, East Norriton, PA 19401, and Fox Chase Cancer Center (2701 Dekalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19401).

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About Suburban Community Hospital - Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community 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, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery 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