JACKMAN — Skowhegan Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Jackman Community Health Center to help fund a new Urgent Care entrance, according to a news release from Penobscot Community Health Care.

The grant will be used for upgrades to the entrance, including improving ambulance access and creating an entryway for patients as they enter the facility.

Attendees at a check presentation included Barbara Kane, Marcia Van Camp, Donna Frigon and Gladys Decker, all members of the Jackman Community Health Center Board; Alan Duplessis, PCHC board member; registered nurse and nursing home administrator Marcia Seavey; and from Skowhegan Savings Bank, Nanook Tuefferd and John Witherspoon, president; and Kenneth Schmidt, president and chief executive officer of PCHC.

“Skowhegan Savings is pleased to support the Jackman Community Health Center, which is such a critical part of the Greater Jackman community. To be the only provider of 24-hour walk-in care within a 50 mile radius, our Charitable Foundation finds requests like these imperative to support, based on our commitment to economic development and enhancing the lives of the citizens in the communities of which we serve,” Witherspoon said in the release.

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