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Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for December 2014

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Monday, December 1
Susquehanna Health LifeCenter Opens at Williamsport YMCA
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Midd-West High School Teams Support Mammograms for Women Who Can’t Afford Them

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Members of the Midd-West Mustangs Field Hockey team present funds they raised during October to Evangelical’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. Team members pictured, front row, left to right are Jessica Whitesel and Kaitlin Schell. Back row, left to right, Jordan Ewing, Brandi Goss, Abby Miller, and MaKenna Beck.

Midd-West teams recently supported mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women of the community at Evangelical Community Hospital’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. more»

Susquehanna Health and the National Diabetes Education Program Promote National Diabetes Month

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WILLIAMSPORT - In observance of National Diabetes Month 2014, Susquehanna Health and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) want people to know that Diabetes. It’s Heart-felt. more»

Susquehanna Health Cancer Centers Host Shine the Light on Lung Cancer Events

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WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health Cancer Centers at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, and Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, are hosting “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” events Monday, November 17, 6–7:30 pm. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital’s 10th Annual Mammathon

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Breast Cancer Awareness doesn’t end in October. The staff of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health is concerned about your health every day of the year. This November, Evangelical Medical Services Organization will be reaching out to women throughout the community during the 10th annual Mammathon, an event designed to motivate women to schedule their annual mammogram. more»

Antibiotics: when are they the right treatment?

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Q. Thomas Novinger, M.D.,MBA, is Senior Medical Director for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Image provided.

As a pediatrician, I've seen my share of ear infections, sinus infections and strep throats over the years.  Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat these conditions, but I'm often asked by parents and caregivers if antibiotics are the right treatment for other conditions as well, such as colds or the flu. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for November 2014

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Susquehanna Health announces healthy events scheduled in the month of November to provide health information and benefit the community. more»

Susquehanna Health Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital Razing Heads to Fight Cancer

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Matthew Romania, image provided.

October 31, 2014, WELLSBORO, PA—Fundraising support for fighting cancer prompts many creative events—the results of which are greater gains than losses. more»

Evangelical Primary Stroke Center Honored With Quality Achievement Award For Stroke Care

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Members of Evangelical’s Hospital Administration and Primary Stroke Center Team recently accepted the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award presented by the American Heart and Stroke Association. The award represents the Hospitals commitment to ensure that its patients receive care based on internationally-respected clinical guidelines. Pictured Tawny Jackson, Director of Quality Improvement, Great Rivers Affiliate of the American Heart/American Stroke Association (third from left) presents the award to Evangelical representatives. From left to right, Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO, James Craven, Associate Vice President of Cardiovascular Services, Jackson, John Rice, MD, Neurologist and Medical Director of the Primary Stroke Center, Cindy Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, Primary Stroke Center Coordinator, and Kendra Aucker, Executive Vice President/COO. Image provided.

LEWISBURG, PA – Evangelical Community Hospital’s Primary Stroke Care Program has earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. more»

PINK OUT held at Evangelical Community Hospital

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Evangelical Community Hospital employees and volunteers wore pink on Friday, October 24, 2014 in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Out was held to honor all breast cancer patients in their fight against the disease. more»

Susquehanna Health Honors Nurses with DAISY Awards

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From left: Susan Miller, RN; Marguerite Parmer, RN; and Joyce Moore, LPN. Image provided.

October 23, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT - Three Susquehanna Health nurses were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.  more»

Cardiologist Joins Evangelical’s Family of Specialists

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Evangelical Community Hospital has announced that Petra Lynch, MD, has officially become part of the Evangelical family of specialists. more»

Lycoming County is gearing up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 25

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WILLIAMSPORT, PA. (October 18, 2014) The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk of Lycoming County will be held on Oct. 25 at Indian Park, Montoursville. This inspiring 5K walk raises awareness and funds to support the society’s mission to help finish the fight against breast cancer. more»

Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation Services Welcomes New Physician

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Dr. Jahan Hashem, image provided.

October 16, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Jahan Hashem to its team of physicians, rehabilitation nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists.  more»

Three Heart Foundations Join Together for Blood Drive

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Ellie Ayers, Ellie's Heart Foundation. Image provided.

October 11, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT — A blood drive sponsored by Hayden's Heart INC, Ellie's Heart Foundation and Nolan - Heart of Steel will be held Saturday, October 18, 10 am-2 pm at the Genetti Hotel & Suites, Williamsport. more»

Susquehanna Health Cancer Center Welcomes New Physician

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Dr. Danielle Behrens, medical oncologist. Image provided.

October 10, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Danielle Behrens, medical oncologist, to its team of providers.  more»

Susquehanna Health Introduces New Walk with a Doc Program

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Dr. Renee Quarterman, image provided.

WILLIAMSPORT - Susquehanna Health knows that our patients appreciate the opportunity to talk directly with a doctor about their health; a doctor’s opinion is educated and valued. With this in mind, Susquehanna Health is pleased to offer the Walk with a Doc program to service partners and community members. more»

Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Susquehanna Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute

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1st Place Gross Score (left to right): Mike Bastian, Albert Strycula, Brent Fish (Chair of Tournament), Rod Bailey and Larry Allison, Jr. Image provided.

October 1, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT – Area golfers gathered during the the 33rd Annual Susquehanna Health Invitational Golf Tournament on August 11 at the Williamsport Country Club, and 27 teams participated and helped raise more than $115,000 to continue enhancing services at Susquehanna Health’s Heart & Vascular Instit more»

North Central Sight Services to host free vision fair Oct. 15 at the Brown Library

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – North Central Sight Services will host a “Passport to Healthy Vision” fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St.

The free event will feature interactive stations designed to educate and entertain children about the importance of healthy vision. Free vision screenings will be provided. more»

Breast Health Starts with You

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Billie Jo Day, RN, BSN, CBPN-IC, Oncology Nurse Navigator and Breast Health Specialist at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital. Image Provided.

How well do you know yourself? That’s a good question for any woman of any age, but during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good question when it comes to your breasts. The staff at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital reminds all women, it’s never too early to be in tune with what is normal for your body. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for October 2014

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September 25, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT, PA—Susquehanna Health announces healthy events scheduled in the month of October to provide health information and benefit the community. more»

Susquehanna Health Launches Campaign to Improve Health of Community, Employees

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Members of Susquehanna Health’s marketing department serve as the Susquehanna Healthy Patrol, canvassing Susquehanna Health campuses and physician offices to ask employees to offer insight on the little things they do every day to improve their health. Image provided.

September 23, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT – In collaboration with the launch of its new advertising campaign, Susquehanna Healthy, the health system will canvass its hospital campuses and physician offices looking for employees who are engaging in a healthy activity or who are willing to share a story about how they stay Susque more»

The Paleo Pool

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Americans are sick, and they’re dying needlessly. The primary reason is the modern diet, taught to every school children in the form of the food pyramid. What isn’t taught in school is the fact that the foods at the base of the pyramid — grains and legumes — are toxins, and the leading contributor to heart disease, diabetes, inflammation,  and other illnesses. more»

Evangelical Adds Family Medicine Physician, Marla M. Mead, DO

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Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to announce Marla M. Mead, DO, joined its team of family medicine experts in September. Practicing at Family Medical Care in Lewisburg, Dr. Mead joins Douglas Spotts, MD, FAAFP and Ayn Kerber, MD. more»

Hundreds walked to raise funds at Central Susquehanna Valley Heart and Stroke Walk

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Participants of the 2014 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart and Stroke Walk kick off the walk through Knoebels Amusement Resort, despite the rainy weather. Image provided.

Hundreds of walkers turned out at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg on a rainy Saturday, Sept. 13 for the Central Susquehanna Valley Heart and Stroke Walk. The walk aims to raise funds and awareness to support the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s mission to fight heart disease and stroke. The event raised a total of $35,558 toward its goal of $55,000. more»

Crash Potatoes

September 15, 2014

Crash Potatoes

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Susquehanna Health and U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. Partner for TBI Bill

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Sen. Robert Casey. Image Provided.

September 12, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT, PA—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently selected Susquehanna Health (SH) to voice a call for action on the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014. more»

Free Hunter’s Health Fair Offered at Susquehanna Health’s Divine Providence Hospital

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September 8, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health’s Divine Providence Hospital is hosting a Hunter’s Health Fair Thursday, September 18 from 3 to 6 pm in the hospital auditorium, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport. more»

Growing Old Should be a Healthy Experience

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John Viteritti, DO, Medical Director for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Aging is an inevitable part of life, but getting older doesn't necessarily mean we're getting less healthy.  Remember fitness guru Jack LaLanne?  He followed a daily diet and exercise routine well into his 90's, and encouraged others to do the same. more»

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»

Kabobs!

August 21, 2014

Kabobs with a honey-mustard dipping sauce.

Kabobs with a honey-mustard dipping sauce. more»

Primal Pizza

August 21, 2014

Primal PizzaOne of the things most people miss when launching the Paleo Lifestyle is pizza. I searched the Internet and tried various recipes for pizza crusts, and several were alright. more»

It’s Not Easy

August 21, 2014

03D98704I’m not going to lie to you. Going Paleo isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap. But, it’s the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family, and you can start doing it right now. 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»

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