Vulnerable newborns have a fighting chance
Through one of the largest gifts in its history, Frontier Communications is ensuring that premature and seriously ill newborns stay close to home while receiving life-saving treatment. Frontier’s support of the Tambur Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center helped to open Luzerne County’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Geisinger and Frontier Communications share a common mission: delivering expert services to the people of rural Pennsylvania. Since 1983, Frontier Communications has been a passionate supporter of Geisinger initiatives, most recently making a mjor gift to the Tambur Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Opening for patients on October 27, 2011, the NICU was made possible through the generous support of Robert and Virginia Tambur and family.
“Frontier is committed to the betterment of the communities we serve. The majority of our employees live and work here, so we like to partner with and invest in local organizations,” says Frontier Communications Vice President and General Manager of Pennsylvania, Frank Joanlanne. “We know that having the Tambur NICU right here in Luzerne County spares parents the emotional and financial burden of making long commutes to ensure the best care for their babies.”
Frontier Communications’ national leadership believes that having easy access to highly specialized pediatric services, such as neonatal intensive care, makes communities stronger. “Through our support of Geisinger Wyoming Valley, we have been privileged to give children a healthy start in life,” says Frontier’s Northeast Region President, Ann Burr. “We have confidence in Geisinger. We know if Geisinger does something in our community, it will be done right.”
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