The Provident Bank Foundation Supports Diabetes Testing For Local Residents With Donation To HackensackUMC Palisades Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation recently made a generous gift to the HackensackUMC Foundation that will help improve the health and wellness of residents with limited access to care throughout Hudson and southern Bergen Counties.

Jane A. Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation; Jorge L. Tutiven, Assistant Vice President and Banking Center Manager of Provident Bank's Union City Branch; and Robert J. Polanco, First Vice President and Market Manager of Hudson County for Provident Bank, visited HackensackUMC Palisades to present $10,000 in funding to support the hospital's Community Outreach Program. The program addresses the healthcare challenges of individuals in Hudson and Bergen Counties with special emphasis on HgA1c diabetes screening and education. Over the course of the grant, the Community Outreach Program will reach 2,400 individuals at more than 35 healthcare screening events.

In the photo...

(left to right) Jorge L. Tutiven, Assistant Vice President and Banking Center Manager of Provident Bank's Union City Branch; Rev. Suleima Rosario-Diaz, MDiv, MSN, AGNP-BC, Community Outreach Coordinator at HackensackUMC Palisades; Jane A. Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation; Nikki Mederos, Director of External Affairs at HackensackUMC Palisades; Joseph Burt, Vice President/Executive Director of the HackensackUMC Palisades Foundation; and Robert J. Polanco, First Vice President and Market Manager of Hudson County for Provident Bank.

"Community benefit services and programs are an integral part of HackensackUMC Palisades' mission to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors and our community," said Joseph Burt, VP/Executive Director of the HackensackUMC Palisades Foundation. "We are proud of our efforts to improve the health status of our communities, and grateful to have The Provident Bank Foundation as a partner with us in this important work."

"The Provident Bank Foundation is proud to support HackensackUMC Palisades' Community Outreach program, which will provide assistance to its participants while also impacting the quality of their lives," said Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation. "This program will benefit the lives of many community members, as well as their families."

HackensackUMC Palisades' award-winning Community Outreach Program has been recognized in the past by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) for its commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. Throughout the year, HackensackUMC Palisades provides free screenings to area residents, including blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol, respiratory function, and body mass index.

"There is an extremely high prevalence of diabetes in the communities that we serve," said Rev. Suleima Rosario-Diaz, MDiv, MSN, AGNP-BC, Community Outreach Coordinator at HackensackUMC Palisades. "Our thanks to Jane Kurek, Jorge Tutiven and Robert Polanco for taking the time to meet with us to discuss our shared commitment to serving the community, and for providing this vital funding."

For more information about HackensackUMC Palisades' Community Health Screenings, please call Rev. Suleima Rosario-Diaz at (201) 854-5793.

About the Palisades Medical Center Foundation

The HackensackUMC Palisades Foundation gathers support from local residents, businesses and other organizations to enable HackensackUMC Palisades and the Harborage to upgrade facilities, expand services, and establish greater contact with the community. For more information or to support the HackensackUMC Palisades Foundation, please call (201) 854-5008 or visit www.HackensackUMCPalisadesFoundation.org.

About The Provident Bank Foundation

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 Foundation has granted more than $21million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation, visit www.ProvidentNJFoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.