Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital accepted a $1.5 million bequest from the estate of Mrs. Edith Fulda.
Mrs. Edith Fulda was a resident of Guthrie Towanda Personal Care Home and also stayed on the Skilled Nursing Unit at the hospital. She passed away on July 13, 2014 at the age of 88.
Theresa and Terry Fulda presented the bequest on behalf of Mrs. Edith Fulda’s estate during a luncheon at the hospital. Theresa said, “It would give Edith Fulda great pride and comfort to know that her years of hard work and commitment will benefit the great people of her beloved Bradford County for many years to come.”
As a lifetime resident of Towanda, Mrs. Edith Fulda’s gift will directly impact the community she lived in. President of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Staci Covey, said, “We are honored to receive this bequest from Mrs. Edith Fulda that will help enhance services to the Towanda community here at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital.”
Local community hospitals, like Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, are a crucial part of health care services in rural areas. Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, Guthrie CEO said, “Our goal is to be here for the communities we serve and provide needed support in as many circumstances as we possibly can. Receiving a gift like this is very gratifying. It is an affirmation that we are doing our job well, that we were able to provide support in a fashion that was appreciated by the patient. In essence, it is congratulations for a job well done.”
“I am very grateful to all the staff at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital for taking a diligent approach to meeting the needs of every patient. Mrs. Edith Fulda’s gift to our local community hospital will help residents of rural areas continue to receive excellent care close to home.”
Additional bequests from Mrs. Edith Fulda’s estate were presented to the following community organizations during the luncheon: Towanda Public Library, Towanda Fire Department, Wysox Volunteer EMS, Wysox Volunteer Fire Company, and the French Asylum United Methodist Church.