Health

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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17 weeks 6 days ago

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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17 weeks 6 days ago

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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24 weeks 3 days ago

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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26 weeks 6 days ago

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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26 weeks 6 days ago

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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29 weeks 3 days ago

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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29 weeks 3 days ago

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

Evangelical Employees and Volunteers Presented Award for Outstanding Patient Experience

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On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, Evangelical Community Hospital board members, physicians, volunteers, and employees were on hand to receive the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades officials. more»

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness Has Record Setting Year

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Evangelical Community Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness had a record-setting year of providing services to the community, aiding in its mission to promote wellness throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley. more»

New Disinfection System Plays Crucial Role in Reducing Infection Rates

September 5, 2013

Susquehanna Health recently introduced its latest healthcare innovation for fighting infections, the TRU-D UV disinfection system, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center (WRMC). More Info

Susquehanna Health Welcomes New Family Physician

September 4, 2013

Susquehanna Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Meeker to its team of physicians. More Info

Breast Cancer Predictive Risk Test Available Locally

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Russell Stankiewicz, MD, FACOG, CCD, NMCP, is pleased to announce that OB/GYN Associates of Lewisburg, P.C. in Lewisburg, PA is now offering the BREVAGen™ predictive risk test. Clinically validated, BREVAGen is the latest advance in assessing a woman’s unique risk of developing non-familial or sporadic breast cancer. more»

Susquehanna Health Welcomes New Psychiatrist

August 28, 2013

Susquehanna Health Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the addition of Jeremy Bennett, MD to their team. More Info

River Health ACO Applies to Participate as Medicare Accountable Care Organization

August 28, 2013

Susquehanna Health, PinnacleHealth System, Family Practice Center, Annville Family Medicine, Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Center and Laurel Health Centers have applied to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as River Health ACO to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as an Accountable Care Organization. more»

Evangelical Golf Classic Raises Funds For Lifesaving Services

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Todd Houston of Commerce Benefits Group tees off during the 27th annual Evangelical Golf Classic. This year’s event raised more than $40,000 for Pre-Hospital Services.

Evangelical Community Hospital hosted its 27th Golf Classic Event on Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. The event was a great success, raising over $40,000 for Pre-Hospital Services. more»

Evangelical Schedules September Support Groups

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34 weeks 1 day ago

Evangelical Community Hospital has scheduled its roster of support groups for the month of September. Our feature support group of the month: more»

River Health ACO Applies to Participate as Medicare Accountable Care Organization

August 27, 2013

PinnacleHealth System, Susquehanna Health, Family Practice Center, Annville Family Medicine, Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Center and Laurel Health Centers have applied to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as River Health ACO to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as an Accountable Care Organization. more»

Susquehanna Health Hosts Multigenerational Moms Group at Baby Café

August 27, 2013

Susquehanna Health (SH) celebrated World Breastfeeding Week in August with a very special gathering of multigenerational moms. more»

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Evangelical Reaches Milestone

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August marks a milestone for Evangelical Community Hospital’s pulmonary rehabilitation program – 10 years of helping individuals breathe easier. more»

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