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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»

Susquehanna Health Offers New Treatment Area at Little League Baseball’s® Volunteer Stadium

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August 21, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT – Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) athletic trainers now have a brand new facility in which to treat players during the World Series thanks to a generous contribution from Susquehanna Health Foundation and the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP). more»

Susquehanna Health Cardiologist Dies Tragically In Boating Accident

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2 years 6 days ago

Susquehanna Health deeply regrets the passing of Dr. Christopher Tobiasz.  Dr. Tobiasz died yesterday, August 20, 2012 in a boating accident while vacationing on the St. Lawrence River in northern New York.  more»

ELYMCA Silver Sneakers and Susquehanna Striders Celebrate Good Health Together

2 years 6 weeks ago
Members of the Silver Sneakers work out with mini exercise balls at the Eastern Lycoming YMCA, Muncy. The Silver Sneakers and the Susquehanna Striders groups will participate in a first-time, combined event hosted by the ELYMCA on Friday, July 20.

The Eastern Lycoming YMCA, Muncy, will host a combined group event for the Susquehanna Striders and Silver Sneakers Friday, July 20. The two groups will come together for the first time to exercise, socialize and enjoy a healthy lunch. more»

'Docappella' Perform in Perfect Harmony

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2 years 17 weeks ago
Susquehanna Health Physicians Dr. John Burns, Dr. Francis Powers, Jr., Dr. Timothy Heilmann, Dr. Keith Shenberger, Dr. John Burks, Dr. William Peck, Dr. Alexander Nesbitt and Dr. Carmen Spinney (front center) pose for a picture following a docappella performance at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.

An important aspect of high quality healthcare is doctors working together in harmony. About 10 Susquehanna Health (SH) physicians have taken that concept literally by creating a musical interlude they have ingeniously dubbed “docappella.” more»

Susquehanna Health Athletic Trainers Pleased with New PA Licensure

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2 years 24 weeks ago
Susquehanna Health Athletic Trainer Nick Kilpatrick works with an athlete on the field at Muncy Junior/Senior High School in Muncy.

Whether they work regularly with an athlete on the field or rehabilitate a joint replacement patient in the Sports Medicine Center, 23 Susquehanna Health (SH) athletic trainers are pleased with the recent State of Pennsylvania legislation that now recognizes them as licensed healthcare professionals. more»

Susquehanna Health Hosts PM Exchange at Susquehanna Tower

2 years 24 weeks ago
Representatives from Larson Design Group accept the 2012 Business Health Award from Susquehanna Health and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left to right are: Vince Matteo, President & CEO, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce; Steven P. Johnson, President & CEO, Susquehanna Health; Brenda Nichols, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Larson Design Group; William Phillips, Vice President of Human Resources, Larson Design Group; Jerry Wertz, Susquehanna Health Foundation Board Member and Chair of the Business & Industry Committee.

Susquehanna Health hosted the February 23 Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce PM Exchange at the system’s newest facility at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Susquehanna Tower.  more»

Susquehanna Tower Public Tour Sunday, Feb. 26

2 years 26 weeks ago
Susquehanna Tower, part of the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, 700 High St., Williamsport

Tours of the nearly completed Susquehanna Tower began Tuesday, February 21, as dignitaries from the county as well as those serving on the hospital board were present to listen to opening remarks made by Steven Johnson, CEO. more»

Susquehanna Health Now Offers Occupational Health Services in Muncy

2 years 28 weeks ago

February 9, 2012, MUNCY – Susquehanna Health recently announced Occupational Health Services are now available at the WorkCenter in Muncy Valley Hospital. The WorkCenter offers a wide range of services, including employment testing and cost-effective treatment of injured workers. more»

Susquehanna Health Earns Incentive for Energy Saving Improvements

2 years 28 weeks ago
Scott Reilly and Erin Henry from PPL present a $500,000 check to Susquehanna Health Director of Plant Operations Maintenance Greg Klecan and President Steve Johnson.

February 7, 2012, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health earned a $500,000 incentive from PPL Electric Utilities for making energy-efficient improvements that will help the healthcare system save energy and money now and in the future. more»

New Susquehanna Tower Features Local Artwork to Promote Healing

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2 years 29 weeks ago
"Happy Hitoshi" by Williamsport Artist Chad Andrews is just one of nearly 300 works of art on display in Susquehanna Tower.

As Susquehanna Health (SH) opens the door to its new, state-of-the-art Susquehanna Tower, patient care facilities constructed with innovative, environmentally conscious design to provide the best care and hope for its patients, the health system also unveils a collection of nearly 300 works of art displayed not merely to enhance aesthetics but to promote healing. more»

Susquehanna Health Appoints New Foundation Director

2 years 31 weeks ago

Susquehanna Health announced that Thomas O’Connell has been appointed to the position of Director of Major and Planned Gifts. With over 30 years of experience in investment, trust and fiduciary services, O’Connell brings a multitude of skills to the health system’s foundation. more»

Susquehanna Health Program Provides Help for Grieving Children

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2 years 34 weeks ago
Susquehanna Health Children's Bereavement Coordinator Pam Wollet and Bereavement Liaison Cherrie Serra, RN, display a feeling chart used in peer support sessions to help children who are grieving.

For most children, the holiday break is filled with happiness, family and fun activities. But this celebratory time of year can be especially difficult for a child or teenager who has experienced the loss of a loved one. more»

Susquehanna Health Honors Trustees

2 years 36 weeks ago
Steven P. Johnson, (center) President & CEO, honors Susquehanna Health’s Trustees for years of service to the organization. From left to right: Marvin Staiman, Ralph Nardi, Jr., Richard DeWald, Birch Phillips, Jr. and Peyton McDonald.

Susquehanna Health paid special tribute to 11 Trustees whose combined service to Susquehanna Health and its affiliated organizations totals over 250 years.  more»

The LifeCenter Marks World Diabetes Day

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2 years 40 weeks ago
Rita Billets from Watsontown, pictured above (seated) with diabetes educator Kim Wykoff, found that her blood sugar level decreased after 14 minutes of physical activity.

Susquehanna Health and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania hosted a free health education event at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall on November 14, World Diabetes Day. more»

Hip Replacements Take a BIG Step Forward: Anterior Approach Offers Fast Recovery, No Restrictions After Surgery

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2 years 41 weeks ago
At Susquehanna Health, surgeons use the automated HANA table specially designed to improve the outcomes of anterior approach hip surgery, along with several other orthopedic procedures. This table allows a surgeon to precisely position a patient’s hip for surgery, enabling the surgeon to accurately position the replacement components for proper hip joint mechanics. Special instruments and implant components allow for less tissue disruption which can shorten the healing process. Other procedures include pelvic fractures and hip revisions.

Williamsport, PA, November 7, 2011 – Thanks to surgical techniques and technology increasing numbers of patients in North America are receiving hip and pelvis surgery that protects tissue, offers faster recovery, allows for more accurate placement of medical implants and reduces post-operation restrictions compared to traditional hip surgery.  more»

Susquehanna Health Women Services Hosts Spirit Girls’ Night Out

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2 years 42 weeks ago
Angela Schnars, Mary Mahonski and Kim Adams enjoy Susquehanna Health’s inaugural Spirit of Women event, Spirit Girls’ Night Out

November 4, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health hosted its inaugural Spirit of Women event, Spirit Girls’ Night Out, Tuesday, October 25 at the Holiday Inn downtown Williamsport.   more»

Susquehanna Health Hospital Auxiliaries Plan Lights of Love Celebrations

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2 years 43 weeks ago
Members of the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary Lights of Love Committee are pictured from left to right. Front row: Jane Beachem and Bev Hall. Back row: Sharon Goss, Linda Holtsinger, Betty Fisher and Bill Ritter. Not pictured: Michelle Harmon, Kim Gardner and Jennie Aunkst.

WILLIAMSPORT—In just a few weeks, lights will be glowing on the Susquehanna Health campuses of Divine Providence Hospital (DPH), Muncy Valley Hospital (MVH) and Williamsport Regional Medical Center (WRMC) thanks to the efforts of the hospitals’ auxiliaries. The annual Lights of Love celebrations are planned by the auxiliaries with the purpose of honoring and remembering loved ones. more»

Susquehanna Health selected as one of the Best Places to Work in PA award

2 years 44 weeks ago

usquehanna Health Named to Top 100 Best Places to Work for 2011

OCTOBER 21, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT, PA—Susquehanna Health was named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for the fourth consecutive year and will be recognized during an awards ceremony in December in Lancaster, PA. more»

School Colors Traded in for Pink to Benefit Susquehanna Health Breast Health Center

2 years 45 weeks ago
Esther Lorson, RN, BSN, CBCN, Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center, receives a check on behalf of the Breast Health Center from Elliott Packer, senior FB, FS, Jersey Shore football team and Ryan Harer, senior RB, OLB, LS, Jersey Shore football team at an October 1 game.

October 11, 2011 –When the Jersey Shore Area High School Bulldogs football team took on the Montoursville Area High School Warriors Friday, September 23, they traded in their black and orange school colors and “Pinked Out” to raise money for breast cancer awareness. more»

Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit Community Open House Scheduled

2 years 45 weeks ago
Muncy Valley Hospital completed a major renovation of its Skilling Nursing Unit and is hosting a community open house on Sunday, October 23.

Muncy Valley Hospital completed a major renovation of its Skilling Nursing Unit and is hosting a community open house on Sunday, October 23 from 2 to 4 pm with a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting beginning promptly at 2 pm. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for October 2011

2 years 47 weeks ago

October 1, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT—Susquehanna Health announces healthy events scheduled for the month of October that are designed to provide health information and benefit the community.

Dining with Diabetes Course Scheduled for October more»

Susquehanna Health Joins State’s Largest Health Information Exchange

2 years 49 weeks ago

Susquehanna Health in Williamsport, PA is the newest health community to join health IT network aimed at coordinating care, improving patient outcomes. more»

Susquehanna Health Behavioral Health Services Receives Praise During Recent Survey

2 years 49 weeks ago

September 12, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT – Behavioral Health Services at Susquehanna Health was recently surveyed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The areas of focus for this particular survey were patient care and quality of staff. more»

Susquehanna Health Breast Health Center To Hold Open House

2 years 49 weeks ago

September 13, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT – An open house to debut Susquehanna Health’s Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center will be held Sunday, September 18 from noon to 2 at its new location on the first floor of Divine Providence Hospital. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for September 2011

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2 years 51 weeks ago

Several events designed to benefit the community and provide health information have been scheduled by Susquehanna Health in the month of September.

Osteoporosis Screening Available September 9 at The LifeCenterTM more»

Susquehanna Health Breast Health Center Moves to New Location

3 years 6 days ago

August 22, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health’s Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center relocated to the first floor of Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport.
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New Physician Joins Susquehanna Health Heart & Vascular Institute

3 years 1 week ago

August 16, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to welcome Eric Adams, MD, to their team. Dr. Adams will practice vascular and endovascular surgery in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Adams specializes in carotid, aortic and endovascular procedures. more»

New Physician Joins Susquehanna Health Behavioral Health Services

3 years 2 weeks ago

August 12, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health Behavioral Health Services is pleased to welcome Michael Greenage, DO, to their team. Dr. Greenage practices psychiatry at Behavioral Health Services at Divine Providence Hospital.   more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for August 2011

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3 years 2 weeks ago

Several events designed to benefit the community and provide health information have been scheduled by Susquehanna Health in the month of August. more»

Muncy Valley Hospital’s Expansion Continues

3 years 4 weeks ago

July 26, 2011, MUNCY– Susquehanna Health’s Muncy Valley Hospital continues construction of a two-story expansion of its physical medicine and rehabilitation services and Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU). The precast concrete floor slabs, interior layout and metal stud framing are complete. Construction workers recently welded the signed steel plate to the renovation addition. more»

Susquehanna Health Appoints New Vice President

3 years 4 weeks ago

July 26, 2011, WILLIAMSPORT – Susquehanna Health announced that Gregory C. Harrison has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Communications. more»

Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Susquehanna Health Sports Medicine Center

3 years 4 weeks ago
From left to right, are Gary Chalachan and Patrick Reisinger from The Centurion Group; Steve Johnson, Susquehanna Health President and CEO; and Glenn Mechling, Susquehanna Health Senior Vice President of Human Resources

One hundred and four players participated in the 20th annual Susquehanna Health Sports Medicine Center Coaches’ Invitational Golf Tournament July 8 at White Deer Golf Course. more»

Blue Cross and Susquehanna Health help Williamsport youth deal with loss

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3 years 6 weeks ago

More than 60 children benefit from Foundation grant to bereavement program

Candice Walters is grateful for the specialized Children's Bereavement Program that helped her six grandchildren after the unexpected passing of their grandfather. more»

Celebrating 10 Years and Breast Cancer Survivors

3 years 7 weeks ago
From left to right: Overall gross winners with a score of 70, Sis Ertley and Barb Pagana, with Dr. Timothy Pagana, and overall net winners with a score of 53, Bonnie K. Wolfe and Cherie King

The 10th Annual Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center Women’s Golf Tournament raised more than $42,000 to enhance services at Susquehanna Health’s Breast Health Center.

This year 112 women took part in the event held Monday, June 6, at the Williamsport Country Club in support of the Center and women who have battled breast cancer.
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Susquehanna Health Welcomes New Rheumatologist

3 years 7 weeks ago

Anthony Ippolito, DO, MPH, joins Keith Shenberger, MD, in the practice of Rheumatology at Susquehanna Health on July 18.  Board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine, he received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Maine and his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital, NY.  He completed fellowship training in Lupus research a more»

Susquehanna Health Medical Plaza at Lock Haven Opens Its Doors

3 years 8 weeks ago
Dr. Sarah McElroy, who joins the Family Medicine at Lock Haven practice this September, performs ribbon cutting duties at the grand opening of the Susquehanna Health Medical Plaza at Lock Haven.

Susquehanna Health officials showed off the new Medical Plaza at Lock Haven at a grand opening event held Sunday, June 26.  The facility, located at 610 High Street, expands upon the existing Susquehanna Health Family Medicine at Lock Haven. more»

Kids in The Kitchen Program Helps Make Healthy Eating Fun

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3 years 10 weeks ago

On Thursday, June 23, children ages 5-11 and their parent or guardian are invited to attend a fun-filled, free program to learn how to choose and prepare healthy foods to grow up strong and fit. The Kids in the Kitchen program will be held at Susquehanna Health’s The LifeCenterTM, in the Bon-Ton/JC Penney wing of Lycoming Mall. more»

Grand Opening Slated to Celebrate Medical Plaza in Lock Haven

3 years 11 weeks ago

A grand opening event will be held Sunday, June 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at Susquehanna Health’s new Medical Plaza at Lock Haven. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the staff, tour the facility, participate in health screenings, enjoy refreshments and enter drawings for giveaways. Visitors may also tour the Lock Haven Family Practice facility on the upper floor. more»

Physics and Fun Shows “Cool” Side of Science as Susquehanna Health Kids Science Day Comes to Lycoming Mall

3 years 12 weeks ago

Susquehanna Health Kids Science Day, sponsored by Susquehanna Health, will be held at the Lycoming Mall on Wednesday, June 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a second session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for June

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3 years 12 weeks ago

Several events designed to benefit the community and provide health information have been scheduled by Susquehanna Health in June.

AARP Driver Safety Four-Hour Refresher Course Scheduled June 9 more»

Susquehanna Health Recognizes National Nurses Week

3 years 13 weeks ago
FAN Award recipients, from left: Becky Folmar, Barbara Hunter, Spencer Cryder, Beth Minium and Patricia Miller. Not pictured: Deborah Horriat and Adam Jarnella.

WILLIAMSPORT – In coordination with National Nurses Week, Susquehanna Health honored its nurses at the 17th annual Recognition and Awards Dinner Thursday, May 12 at Genetti Hotel and Suite’s Grand Ballroom in Williamsport. more»

Dr. Patrick Carey and Susquehanna Health to Present at Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo

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3 years 14 weeks ago

Dr. Patrick Carey, an orthopedic surgeon on the Susquehanna Health medical staff, will present “Joint Pain Treatment Options for Seniors” at the Senior Health and Lifestyle Expo at Pennsylvania College of Technology on May 24. more»

Muncy Valley Hospital Begins Expansion for a More Resident and Family-focused Experience

3 years 15 weeks ago

MUNCY– Susquehanna Health’s Muncy Valley Hospital begins construction of a two-story expansion of its physical medicine and rehabilitation services and its Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU). On the first floor, renovations to the SNU will create a more resident and family-focused setting with home-like amenities and more space for visiting and activities. more»

Crosses Decorate Patient Rooms at Muncy Valley Hospital

3 years 16 weeks ago

MUNCY– Muncy Valley Hospital is lifting patients’ spirits by decorating their rooms with a beautiful wooden cross, crafted by local carver Michael Balzer. “Each cross is a comforting symbol of God's healing love in our hospital,” Administrator Chris Ballard said. more»

Susquehanna Health Employee Co-Authors Handbook

3 years 16 weeks ago

Eric Cipcic, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Susquehanna Health, was recently recognized as a co-author and contributing editor of “Surgical Procedures&Anesthetic Implications: A Handbook for Nurse Anesthesia Practice,” a book written by Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, Cipcic’s friend and fellow alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program. more»

Challenge at Crystal Lake Adds 5K Health Hike to Annual Trail Run

3 years 17 weeks ago

The third annual Challenge at Crystal Lake is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2011. This 15-mile endurance hike/trail run in northcentral Pennsylvania is designed to appeal to the hard-core trail runner, dedicated hiker or those who are reasonably fit and out for a real challenge. more»

Williamsport Regional Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement

3 years 17 weeks ago

Award demonstrates Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients more»

LCUW Dickey Award to Honor Steve Johnson

3 years 18 weeks ago

Cognizant of the vital support received from community leaders and volunteers, Lycoming County United Way annually awards it highest volunteer honor via the presentation of the Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award. The organization’s 2010 Dickey award will be presented to Steven P. Johnson, president and CEO of Susquehanna Health, at the April 26 LCUW Annual Meeting. more»

Susquehanna Health’s Economic Value to Region’s Economy

3 years 18 weeks ago

Report shows PA hospitals have nearly $100 billion impact, account for nearly 600,000 jobs in the state

Susquehanna Health contributes $873,497,952 annually to the region’s economy, according to a new report released by The Hospital&Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. Susquehanna Health also supports more than 3000 jobs in the Williamsport/Lycoming County region. more»

Dr. Ronald DiSimone Offers New Approach to Spine Surgery

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3 years 19 weeks ago

Minimally disruptive surgery offers relief for back or leg pain more»

Susquehanna Health Family Health Fest Scheduled April 16 at Lycoming Mall

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3 years 20 weeks ago

Susquehanna Health’s Family Health Fest will be held Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The LifeCenterTM, Bon-Ton/JC Penney wing of the Lycoming Mall. more»

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