Hospice of the Sacred Heart Among State Grant Recipients

State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, has announced state funding totaling over $1 million has been awarded to benefit over a dozen community and economic development projects that will benefit residents of the 112thLegislative District. The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Monroe County Local Share Account program. 

“Municipal governments and local organizations depend on grant programs like this to ensure a strong local economy and to keep our communities safe for residents and visitors,” Mullins said. “I am proud to work alongside my local legislative colleagues in our tireless work to secure critical funding for our area. I would like to thank state Sen.-elect Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and my House colleagues state Reps. Mike Carroll, D-Luzerne/Lackawanna, and Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, for their support of these worthy projects.”  

The grants include $30,000 for the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore to renovate and revitalize the inpatient unit. 

Other organizations receiving grants include the Women’s Resource Center; VFW Theodore Winter Post #25; Scranton City Emergency Services Center; Everhart Museum, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple; Archbald Borough for acquire land for a new municipal building; Jessup Hose Company, Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company; Ronald McDonald House Neighborhood Initiative; South Scranton Little League; 

Connell Park Little League, and monies toward the development of a Pre-Kindergarten Center of Excellence by the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency. The prospective center at the Holy Rosary School will provide educational and daycare services for children of low-income area families. 

The Local Share Account funds from casinos located in host or contiguous counties are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development and are designed to support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.  

15 Years of Delivering Thanksgiving Meals

On Thanksgiving morning, Hospice of the Sacred Heart delivered meals to patients and their families.

This is the 15th year the hospice provided this service project. Over 700 meals were prepared by Mansour’s Market Café, packaged, and delivered by hospice staff members.

Pictured in 2019, Hospice of the Sacred Heart staff and volunteers prepare a food assembly line for packaging and delivery.

Recliners Donated to Hospice of the Sacred Heart

Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, is shown receiving the donation of a power lift recliner from Sarah Lydon, Director of Marketing, UltraComfort America.

Hospice of the Sacred Heart recently received a generous donation of ten UltraComfort America UC556 power lift recliners in Brisa Fresco fabric. UltraComfort is a family owned and operated business headquartered in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. 

“These precision crafted power lift recliners will make beautiful and functional additions to all ten patient rooms at our Inpatient Unit in Dunmore.  We are tremendously grateful to our friends at UltraComfort for their generosity,” said Diane Baldi, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice of the Sacred Heart.  

The mission of Hospice of the Sacred Heart is to provide comfort, care, hope and choice to patients and their families, while guiding them through the end of life journey. 

“Hospice of the Sacred Heart provides so many families in our area with quality care and services during a difficult time,” stated Rich Golden, CEO. “UltraComfort is honored to support their mission of providing comfort for their patients and their families.”