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Date:
6/5/2013
Title:
Fresh Produce Now Available to Jordan Heights Residents at Sacred Heart Hospital's Sigal Center

MEDIA ALERT

June 3, 2013

Abby Barlok

Publications Specialist

610-776-4590

abarlok@shh.org

FRESH PRODUCE NOW AVAILABLE TO JORDAN HEIGHTS RESIDENTS AT SACRED HEART HOSPITAL’S SIGAL CENTER

ALLENTOWN, PA – Sacred Heart Hospital in conjunction with the Jordan Heights Neighborhood Partnership is excited to partner with the Rodale Institute’s Farm Share program.  This program matches local farmers to families who are looking to purchase fresh and locally grown produce. 

The produce will be delivered weekly to Sacred Heart Hospital’s Sigal Center where the members of the program will pick up their farm share.  This is the first and only location for pick up in the City of Allentown. 

The costs for membership in this program range from $15 a week to $25 a week.  The program has been completely filled for this year; however folks wishing to participate may join the waiting list by calling Ellen Denizard from the Jordan Heights Neighborhood Partnership at (610) 433-5703.     

Who: Sacred Heart Hospital in collaboration with the Jordan Heights Neighborhood Partnership and the Rodale Institute. 

What: Delivery of first farm shares to members of the Farm Share program.

Where: Sacred Heart Hospital, Sigal Center, 450 W. Chew Street, Allentown, PA

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About Sacred Heart Hospital
Sacred Heart Hospital is a 215-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, PA. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from obstetrics to bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, rehabilitation and behavioral health services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sacred Heart Hospital earned Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission as well as the Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.