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The Provident Bank Foundation Donates $10,000 For Diabetes Care

November 21, 2017
Gift from The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation recently delivered a $10,000 gift to benefit the Diabetes Program at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center, a clinic at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) that provides primary and specialty care to uninsured and underinsured residents of central New Jersey. Pictured, left to right, are Maria Romano, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Provident Bank; Ayda Tello, Administrative Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center; Barbara Edwards, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center; Darleen Gillespie, First Vice President, Market Manager, Provident Bank; Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation; and Barbara Yost, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President, Continuum of Care Services & Network Development, Princeton HealthCare System.
Funding benefits the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center at UMCP

More than 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and many face barriers to much-needed care.

Thanks to a recent gift of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation, more resources are available to uninsured and underserved residents of Mercer and Middlesex counties who receive treatment through the Diabetes Program at Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center.

The program helps patients gain and maintain control over the many symptoms associated with diabetes. The clinic’s medical staff works to enhance self-management skills, provide education and offer tips on healthy eating and exercise, giving the program’s patients the necessary tools to live long and healthy lives. A total of 465 patients are already enrolled in and benefitting from the program.

“Most participants in the program have no other options available,” said Barbara Edwards, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center. “We are grateful for this new partnership with the Provident Bank Foundation and their help in meeting the growing need for these services and support.”

The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, The Provident Bank Foundation has granted more than $22 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities.


About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

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