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 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»
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»
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»
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»
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 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 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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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 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»
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 (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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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 recently received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for pulmonary rehabilitation. More Info
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»
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»