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Sentara and Optima Health donate $5.5 million to nonprofits across the state

Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health donated $5.5 million to four nonprofits involved in health clinics and foodbanks in the community.

“We hope our contributions help these organizations continue to bring meaningful solutions to Virginia communities,” said Howard P. Kern, president and CEO of Sentara.

According to Sentara’s announcement, the Virginia Community Healthcare Association, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, Virginia Health Care Foundation and the Federation of Virginia of Food Banks will distribute the donations across 28 government health clinics, Medicaid service centers, behavioral health services and foodbanks.

The donations are distributed to the nonprofits organizations as follows: $2 million to the Virginia Community Healthcare Association, $1.5 million to the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, $1 million to the Virginia Health Care Foundation and $1 million to the Federation of Virginia of Virginia Food Banks. Read the full announcement here.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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