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United Churches of Lycoming County Annual Dinner Meeting news

27 weeks 10 hours ago

In 1946, several churches of different denominations in the williamsport Lycoming County area came together to promote Christian unity.  67 years later, United churches of Lycoming county has grown to 183 in number, representing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox faith traditions.  The organization has fostered many ministries including the food pantry and the  Uni more»

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be*

January 15, 2014

Me and My Mentor, Nancy McKinley, at Fake Graduation from Wilkes

Me and My Mentor, Nancy McKinle more»

Father's Hope in Need of Musicians for Concert, Donations for Children

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28 weeks 5 days ago

Father’s Hope, a Central Pennsylvania based international orphan outreach project, has launched two initiatives designed to enhance its efforts to show love to orphans around the world.

The organization is currently accepting names of musically talented individuals, in their youth through 20s, interested in performing in the Father’s Hope Fundraiser Concert. more»

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

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30 weeks 5 days ago

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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30 weeks 5 days ago

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

Prepared Childbirth Classes: more»

Democratic Women's Club Installs Officers

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30 weeks 5 days ago
New Officers Installed by Williamsport Area Women’s Democratic Club” L-R: Alison Rupert of Hughesville, Ardythe Cross of Williamsport, Luana Cleveland of Williamsport, Verna Caruso of Williamsport.

"The Williamsport Area Women’s Democratic Club presented their new officers for 2014-2015 at the annual WAWDC Holiday Dinner on December 11 at Cloud 9 Airport Restaurant, Montoursville. more»

Tips for Cancer Patients to Make the Most of 2014:

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30 weeks 5 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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30 weeks 5 days ago
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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34 weeks 1 day ago
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»

A Ministry of Teen Challenge and Christ Wesleyan Church Celebrate Recovery Ministry

34 weeks 5 days ago

A Ministry of Teen Challenge  and Christ Wesleyan Church Celebrate Recovery Ministry more»

5K Island Run to Support Matching Local Kids With Mentors

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37 weeks 2 days ago

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Central Susquehanna Valley (BBBS) is holding its 2nd Annual 5K Island Run on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The run supports the work of BBBS which pairs Youth ages 6-16 with adults who can mentor them two or more hours a week. more»

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

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37 weeks 2 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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37 weeks 2 days ago

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»

Midd-West High School Teams Support Mammograms for Women Who Can’t Afford Them

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37 weeks 2 days ago

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»

Evangelical Hospice Welcomes New Volunteers and Staff

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39 weeks 5 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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39 weeks 5 days ago

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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39 weeks 5 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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39 weeks 5 days ago

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»

Nearly 10,000 Volunteers to Fundraise for THON Oct. 18-20

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39 weeks 5 days ago

After recently welcoming more than 3,400 new volunteers to the  more»

Evangelical Hospice and Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Combine Their Expertise

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40 weeks 5 days ago

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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40 weeks 5 days ago

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»

Halloween Candy: A Harmful Trick or a Healthy Treat?

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41 weeks 13 hours ago
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Creatures of all shapes and sizes fill the streets on October 31 every year. It's Halloween, a time for fun, fear, and most of all candy. more»

Talk with the Doc: Solutions for Chronic Knee Pain

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42 weeks 12 hours ago

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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42 weeks 12 hours ago

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»

Taber Society Program to feature truffle tasting

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42 weeks 12 hours ago
Le Chocolat

Bernie & Bonnie Katz of the downtown Williamsport business Le Chocolat will be the guest presenters at the Thomas T. Taber Museum’s Society Program on Sunday, October 20 at 2 pm. more»

Gettysburg Battlefield Guide David Richards to Speak in Muncy

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42 weeks 12 hours ago

David L. Richards, historian and author, will present “Sad Hearts At Home: Civil War Dead From Eastern Lycoming County” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 602 S. Market Street. The event is sponsored by Muncy Historical Society. more»

Taber Coffee Hour to feature lecture on harvesting edible herbs

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42 weeks 12 hours ago

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced the topic of its October 10th Coffee Hour. Julianna Csoka-Cooper will be presenting ‘Harvesting Edible Herbs’. The talk will be held on Thursday, October 10, at 10am in the Community Room of the Taber Museum. 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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42 weeks 2 days ago

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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42 weeks 2 days ago

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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42 weeks 2 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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42 weeks 2 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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42 weeks 2 days ago

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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42 weeks 2 days ago
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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42 weeks 2 days ago

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»

THON 2014 Kicks Off Fundraising Season

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42 weeks 2 days ago

After reaching the $100 million milestone of funds raised last year, Penn
State Dance Marathon (THON) volunteers will kick off the 2014 fundraising season with its first
canister solicitation (canning) weekend starting September 27, 2013.

More than 10,000 students will spend this weekend collecting funds during daylight hours at more»

Disasterprepared.net Offers a Look Ahead of that Rainy Day

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42 weeks 2 days ago

There could be a disaster ahead for insurance consumers or not. Should they count on their insurance? They can, according to policyholder advocate, Antone P. Braga. "Many people think they are financially prepared for a disaster simply because they carry insurance. 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»

Christ's Team Caring for God's Creation

September 27, 2013

by Robert C. Frank 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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43 weeks 5 days ago

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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44 weeks 6 days ago

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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44 weeks 6 days ago
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»

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