Penn State Health has joined the Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) provider network. The new agreement went into effect September 18th. It makes Penn State Health an in-network, preferred provider for GHP members, joining a provider network of more than 29,000 primary care specialty physicians, 120 hospitals and 132 urgent and convenient care locations. The multi-hospital system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, and more than 2,000 physicians and direct care providers at 127 medical office sites.
As part of its ongoing effort to address critical children’s health and well-being issues in the communities it serves, The Rite Aid Foundation in Camp Hill has announced 233 nonprofit grants, totaling more than $5 million, through its KidCents Regional Grant Program. The program, which provides grants of $15,000-$30,000, funds specific out-of-school-time programs focused on children’s nutrition, physical fitness and academic success. The KidCents program also annually supports a select group of more than 400 nonprofit organizations including The Fred Rogers Company, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Folds of Honor.
State Police filed charges after investigating an animal cruelty complaint earlier this week in Juniata County. Several citations were issued through District Court to Morgan Strawser of Millerstown. Police say several swine in Walker Township were found living in unsanitary conditions.