At Verizon, we forge innovative, technology-based partnerships to address disparities in healthcare, and improve quality and access for those disproportionately affected by chronic disease. We also support programs that focus on domestic violence prevention and victim relief.
Below you'll learn more about what we're doing to reach these objectives and improve quality of life in Pennsylvania.
Featured Grants & Events
Geisinger Health System- Telemedicine Grant
Geisinger Health System Women’s Health Department received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to assist in expanding the outreach of the department’s telemedicine Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services.
The telemedicine program utilizes webcam technology during initial consultation appointments to connect MFM specialists with patients locally rather than requiring them to travel to Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) in Danville or Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre.
Pictured (L to R) A. George Neubert, MD; John Ross, DO, MFM Fellow; Mr. Scott Dunja, Sales Manager, Verizon Wireless; Michael Paglia, MD, PhD, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Jay Bringman, MD; Verizon's Dan Reavy; Arthur Maslow, DO, Co-Director of Women’s Health, A. Dhanya Mackeen, MD; Verizon's Todd Darlington; Roger Packard, DO, MFM Fellow ; Mr. Bill Moore, President, Greater Wilkes Barre Chamber of Commerce
United Friends School - Healthy Teen Relationships Program
Verizon was proud to partner with Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) to help bring the Healthy Teen Relationships program to the United Friends School (UFS) in Quakertown, PA.
The program is designed to help children identify and prevent unhealthy relationships in their own lives and in the lives of their friends and family.
Pictured: Steve Doerner, Secondary Education Coordinator - NOVA, with 6th graders at UFS
Pictured (L to R): Denise Fitzpatrick, Board Member; Shannon Wisniewski, Empowerment Advocate; Valerie Seitz, Board Member; Daniel J. Reavy, Verizon; Connie Squires, Intern; David A. Bever, Executive Director; Holly Aschoff, Youth Projects Coordinator; Susan Hines, President, Board of Directors.
Converged Health Management
Verizon is addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, with Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage their health in between doctor visits.[ Learn More ]
Using Technology to Improve Healthcare for Women
The Verizon Foundation has partnered with the Society for Women's Health Research to test technology that makes it easier to improve healthcare for women and make sure technology reaches those who need it most.
Providing Strong Solutions in Health Care
With Americans spending more than $2.6 trillion on health care each year, and with many in rural and urban areas finding it difficult to access quality health care, the Verizon Foundation believes next-generation technologies - put in the hands of innovative partners - can help address these challenges.
Not Behind the Wheel
A partnership of Verizon Foundation and Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, resulted in "Not Behind The Wheel", a multi-media program that addresses the danger of texting while driving.
Verizon technology is helping advance patient-centered health care by connecting applications, machines, information, patients and healthcare professionals in their own environments.
9th Annual World Health Care Congress
Excerpts from Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam's speech to the 9th Annual World Health Care Congress. He discusses the current state of technology in the health care system and how Verizon's holistic approach to health IT can help transform the industry.
Verizon Health Information Exchange
The Verizon Health Information Exchange, a cloud-based platform delivered "as-a-service", improves efficiency and control costs.
Telling Amy's Story
Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy's Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001.