Health

Ta-Ta Trot Funds Support Breast Cancer Survivorship Programming at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

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Pictured from left to right: Susan Krum, MSN, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner at the Center for Breast Health; Andrew Gibbons, Associate Vice President of Primary & Specialty Care of Evangelical Community Hospital; Michael Hayes, PhD, Psychologist at Evangelical Community Hospital; Julie Rockey, Ta-Ta Trot Chairwoman and Founder; Andrea Bertram, Director of the Center for Breast Health; John Turner, MD, FACS, Clinical Co-Manager at the Center for Breast Health; and Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital.

Julie Rockey, Chairwoman and Founder of the Ta-Ta Trot 5K Run/Walk, presented a check for $16,086.85 to Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital in support of their breast cancer survivorship program. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for September 2014

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August 26, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT, PA—Susquehanna Health announces healthy events scheduled in the month of September to provide health information and benefit the community. more»

The Family Place Puts Out the Welcome Mat to their New Surroundings

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Megan and Jim Adams of Middleburg hold newborn daughter, Emery Mae, who was born at Evangelical’s The Family Place on August 12, 2014. Emery joins older sisters Bailey and Lena. During their stay, the family enjoyed the comfort of a newly remodeled room that included a pull out lounge chair for Jim to sleep in the same room with his wife and a state-of-the-art nurse call system on a remote control that also allowed Megan to control the television and lights. She was also able to speak to the nurses through the remote to tell them if she needed something or to ask them questions about care for Emery.

After 20 months of labor, The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital has delivered a complete and fully renovated obstetric unit for mothers and their newborns! more»

If You Think You've Outgrown Vaccinations, Think Again!

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Dr. Nina M. Taggart is Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Image Provided.

Most adults probably remember going to the doctor as a child to have their 'shots.'  While painful at the time, those shots - or immunizations - helped prevent potentially serious diseases such as mumps, measles and polio that were widespread before vaccinations were successfully developed in the 1950's and 1960's. more»

Give from the Heart During the American Heart Association’s Day of Inspired Living. Inspired Giving.

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The American Heart Association is asking Central Pennsylvania to take a stand against heart disease and stroke, our number one and number four killers, on Thursday, Aug. 21 during a Day of Inspired Living. Inspired Giving. On this day, individuals and organizations will be encouraged to make a contribution from the heart toward one of the local Heart Walks taking place in the fall. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Granted Funds for Two Major Programs

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Evangelical Community Hospital’s President and CEO, Michael O’Keefe (center) recently accepted a check totaling $38,500 to support the existing financial assistance/uncompensated care fund and the recent renovations to The Family Place, Evangelical’s obstetrics unit. Presenting the check was Marshall Welch, Board Chair of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (left) and Pastor Jim Fladland (right). Image provided.

Evangelical Community Hospital was recently awarded a grant of $38,500 from the Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP). The funds are designated for recent renovations to The Family Place, Evangelical’s obstetrics unit, and for support of the Financial Assistance Program. more»

Local Employers Can Be Recognized for Workplace Wellness Programs: Nominations Sought for 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards

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Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Employers that have implemented successful workplace wellness programs now have an opportunity to be recognized for their efforts.  In cooperation with seven regional Chambers of Commerce and the ChamberChoice program, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards Program. more»

Mayor's Office Sponsoring Blood Mobile

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The Mayor's office will be sponsoring a bloodmobile on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the Sechler Room, 2nd floor of City Hall from 1:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.

FACT:
I. Every 2 seconds, someone is in need of blood.
II. Only 3% of the population donates blood. more»

Register Now to Take Strides Against Heart Disease and Stroke at 2014 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk

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Last year's Heart Walk at Knoebles

Art Bowen to chair annual American Heart Association event more»

Henry Hynoski of the New York Giants Works Out With Kids at Evangelical Fitness Center

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Henry Hynoski, fullback with the New York Giants, Clayton Sheesley, Cade Dressler, Max Troutman, Josh Foster, and Noah Stetler all of Mifflinburg, and Paul “Babe” Mayer, personal trainer to Henry Hynoski

LEWISBURG - Henry Hynoski, fullback with the National Football League's New York Giants, along with his personal trainer, Paul "Babe" Mayer, conducted a workout experience at the Evangelical Community Hospital Fitness Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. more»

American Heart Association Announces Fit-Friendly Worksites

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The American Heart Association recently recognized 11 companies in Centre, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Luzerne, Montour and Northumberland counties, as Platinum or Gold-Level Award recipients in the Fit-Friendly Worksites recognition program. 

Geisinger Health System in Danville was recognized with the Platinum-Level Award.

 Gold-Level awardees include: more»

Lewisburg Mom Travels to State Capitol to Share Memories of Daughter to Help Others

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From L to R Joe, Kyle, Marguerite, and Joseph Santorine

Mother Advocates for More Palliative Care in Pennsylvania After Daughter Benefits During Battle with Cancer more»

5K Walk Slated to Support Muncy Infant

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Baby Nolan

A special 5K Walk event will be held Saturday, April 26 at 10 am at the Williamsport Area High School Track to honor two infants with heart conditions. more»

The Joy of Living Women’s Retreat

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Tonya Anderson

Are you feeling disconnected from life? Do you feel there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing? Are you exhausted from taking care of everyone except yourself? more»

‘Tis the Season for Cardiac Deaths; Learning CPR Could Save a Life

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Lend a Hand, Save a Life CPR Challenge aims to train 1 million Pennsylvanians in Hands-Only CPR more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds January Classes

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Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of classes through the month of January.  They are as follows:

Prepared Childbirth Classes: more»

Tips for Cancer Patients to Make the Most of 2014:

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The New Year is a time of renewal, optimism and anticipation and often when individuals set resolutions for future goals. However, for cancer patients or those dealing with chronic illness, it can be a time of uncertainty. more»

Evangelical’s Cancer Survivorship Program Holds First-Ever Couples Retreat

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The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, Pa.

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 12 million Americans are living with a history of cancer. Recognizing the impact the disease has on these individuals, and the families who love and support them, Evangelical’s Cancer Survivorship Program is making strides to help in new ways. more»

Bucknell Makes A Difference at Evangelical’s Center for Breast Health

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Pictured from left to right: From the Bucknell Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, Jessica Britton, Survivorship Chair; Elena Thomopoulos, President; and Emily Partridge, Vice President present Andrea Bertram, Director of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital with a check for $1,000.

The Bucknell Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) recently presented a check of $1,000 for the fight against breast cancer to Evangelical Community Hospital’s Andrea Bertram, Director of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. more»

Local Family Doctor Named as President-Elect of PA Academy of Family Physicians, Foundation

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Douglas A. Spotts, MD, FAAFP, has been named President-Elect of The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians for the 2013-2014 leadership year. more»

Talk with the Doc: Joint Experts Discuss Replacements and How They Improve Lives

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With over 3,300 total joint replacements done at Evangelical Community Hospital, SUN Orthopaedic Group and Evangelical’s Center for Orthopaedics’ joint specialists know what they’re talking about. Now they’re talking to you with a FREE discussion focused on the benefits of total joint replacement. more»

Evangelical Hospice Welcomes New Volunteers and Staff

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Evangelical Hospice recently held a volunteer training on September 9, 10, and 11 for those interested in assisting with end of life care and comfort for families throughout the Susquehanna Valley. Topics covered during training included Hospice philosophy, communication skills, care and comfort measures, understanding bereavement and volunteer opportunities. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Schedules November Support Groups

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Evangelical Community Hospital has scheduled its roster of support groups for the month of November. They are as follows:

· Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays, Noon and Wednesdays, 7 pm, Evangelical Community Hospital in Wood-Mode Conference Room, located on the Hospital’s Lower Level. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds November Classes

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Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of classes through the month of November. They are as follows:

Prepared Childbirth Classes: more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds Screenings

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Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of screenings through the month of November.

Community Flu Clinic: Thursday, November 14, 11 am-1 pm, at the Community Health and Wellness Center. more»

Evangelical Hospice and Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Combine Their Expertise

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Evangelical Hospice now serves more patients and families through a unique agreement with Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village in Lewisburg, a facility of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. This collaboration of services ensures residents of Buffalo Valley have access to specialty care in their last days. more»

Deadly Bus Crash Tests Emergency Preparedness of Local Hospital

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On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, a Greyhound Lines bus collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 80. Victims were sent to area hospitals in the rare mass casualty incident. Evangelical Community Hospital’s Emergency Department responded with medical treatment for 14 patients. more»

Talk with the Doc: Solutions for Chronic Knee Pain

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Knee pain affects people of all walks of life – and if the pain is consistent and limiting, it can lessen the quality of that life. If you find knee pain is holding you back, it’s time to take action. more»

Evangelical Doctor Graduates From Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship

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J. Lawrence Ginsburg, MD, MMM, FAAFP, recently graduated from the Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Program held by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). more»

Susquehanna Health Digestive Disease Center Welcomes New CRNP

September 30, 2013

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Amy Adrian has joined Drs. David Schaefer, Puneet Basi and Vivek Kumar at Susquehanna Health’s Digestive Disease Center, Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High Street, Williamsport. More Info

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds Screenings

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Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of screenings through the month of October. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds October Classes

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Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of classes through the month of October. They are as follows:

Prepared Childbirth Classes: more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Schedules October Support Groups

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Evangelical Community Hospital has scheduled its roster of support groups for the month of October. They are as follows: more»

Healthy Weight for Life

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Registered dietitians from Mount Nittany Health welcome you to attend their Healthy Weight for Life: Weight loss/management class series to learn how to lose or management weight to feel your best.

The class series is held every Tuesday in October (1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in conference rooms 2 and 3, on the ground floor of Mount Nittany Medical Center. more»

Cookin’ Men Turns Up The Heat on Breast Cancer Awareness

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Evangelical Community Hospital is kicking off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Cookin’ Men, an event where local celebrity men come together to turn up the heat on breast cancer awareness by creating culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. more»

Talk with the Doc: Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

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John F. Turner, MD, FACS, board certified and dedicated breast surgeon serves as Medical Director of Evangelical Community Hospital’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. Dr. Turner will deliver a discussion on early detection of breast cancer on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, many of those due in large part to early detection. more»

Evangelical Medical Services Organization Welcomes Krum, CRNP

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Evangelical Medical Services Organization (EMSO), Evangelical Community Hospital’s network of primary care and specialty practices, is pleased to announce the arrival of Susan Skotleski Krum, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. more»

Susquehanna Health Presentation Honored at International Relationship-Based Care Symposium

September 29, 2013

Eight Susquehanna Health (SH) employees attended the International Relationship-Based Care Symposium held at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio in September. More Info

Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party Contributes $39,000 to Hospital Project

September 29, 2013

Members of the Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party formally presented a check for the $39,000 raised by this year’s event at a dinner held Tuesday, September 24. Pictured here are David Wallis, Chairperson of the 2013 Lawn Party, and Joanie Wallis, Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary President, and Ron Reynolds, President of Muncy Valley Hospital. more»

Susquehanna Health Dedicates Health Innovation Center

September 25, 2013

Susquehanna Health held a ceremony Tuesday, September 24, to announce the construction of a new Health Innovation Center at its Williamsport Regional Medical Center campus. More Info

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for October 2013

September 24, 2013

Susquehanna Health announces healthy events scheduled for the month of October to provide health information and benefit the community. More Info

Susquehanna Health Family Medicine at Warren Avenue Welcomes New CRNP

September 23, 2013

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Kelly Douglass has joined Drs. Todd Fausnaught, Guy Giordano, Rachel Hogg, Kimberly Jones and Sarah Kent at Susquehanna Health Family Medicine at Warren Avenue, 1705 Warren Avenue, Suite 303, Wenner Building, Williamsport. more»

Take Precaution Against Influenza with Flu Shots by Evangelical

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Flu seasons are unpredictable. The timing, length and severity vary each year, typically with a peak during January and February. Based on this, the Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Receiving the flu shot as soon as it becomes available each year is ideal as the protection will continue throughout the flu season. more»

Diabetes Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of the Disease

September 18, 2013

The A1C Champions® Program, partnered with Susquehanna Health’s Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center, will offer a free educational program in the Divine Providence Hospital cafeteria Wednesday, October 2 at 5 pm, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport. More Info

Susquehanna Health’s Pulmonary Wellness Program Receives National Certification

September 16, 2013

Susquehanna Health’s Pulmonary Wellness Program recently received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for pulmonary rehabilitation. More Info

Divine Providence Hospital to Host Car Show, Hunter’s Health Screen and Autumnfest

September 15, 2013

The Divine Providence Hospital Car Show, Hunter’s Health Screen and Autumnfest is slated for Sunday, September 29, from 8 am to 6 pm on the hospital grounds. More Info

Talking to your kids about cancer

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Nearly three million children in the United States are living with a parent who is battling cancer or is a survivor, estimates a U.S. National Health Interview Survey. With such staggering statistics, it’s important that parents know how to address their illness with children of all ages. more»

Local Heart Defect Survivor to Lead 2013 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk

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Derric Rager of McClure, Snyder County.

Derric Rager of McClure, Snyder County is a healthy, active 7-year-old boy. There is little to indicate that he is actually a survivor of multiple heart defects and open heart surgery at 3-years-old. more»

Susquehanna Health Heartworks Support Groups Start September 24

September 11, 2013

Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice’s grief support group Heartworks, offers age-appropriate grief support groups for children, teens and their families for free. More Info

Talk with the Doc: Fast, Effective Relief From Hernia Pain

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For the five million Americans who have a hernia, surgery is the only relief. Evangelical Community Hospital’s Hernia Center makes it possible for those suffering from a hernia to be set free from daily pain and discomfort without a long wait. more»

Evangelical Medical Services Organization Announces New Staff

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Evangelical Community Hospital’s Evangelical Medical Services Organization (EMSO) network of primary care practices announces new staff at several of its care locations.

Selinsgrove Family Medicine more»

Susquehanna Health Raises Awareness with Mental Health Recovery Expo

September 10, 2013

Susquehanna Health will host a Mental Health Recovery Expo on Wednesday, September 25, 3 – 7 pm in the Walnut Conference Room, Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High Street. More Info

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