Girio, Regina Elizabeth

34 weeks 5 days ago

Regina Elizabeth Girio

Regina Elizabeth Girio, 56, of Lewisburg, was welcomed into heaven, Sunday Aug. 18, 2013, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 9, 1956, in Williamsport, she was a daughter to Arthur and Liberata "Libby" (Testa) Girio. more»

Evangelical Welcomes New Pediatrician

35 weeks 23 hours ago

Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to welcome a new pediatrician to its Medical Staff. Mary Beth O’Hara, DO, FAAP will be joining the Evangelical Medical Service Organization (EMSO) on August 15, 2013. more»

Lite-Gait Gets People Back on Their Feet

35 weeks 23 hours ago
Mary Jane Ebright of Lewisburg received physical therapy at Evangelical Community Hospital where the Lite-Gait device played an integral role in recovery from a stroke that left her with muscle weakness on her left side. From left to right: Carey Napp, MPT, Physical Therapist at Evangelical, Mary Jane Ebright, and Julie Charlton, MPT, ATC, Physical Therapist at Evangelical.

Evangelical Community Hospital welcomed a new addition to its staff in December 2012 - not a new person, a new piece of equipment. more»

Evangelical Celebrates Nursing, Health Career Scholarship Awardees

36 weeks 2 days ago
Front row – Grant Kleppinger, Rebecca Long, Jenna Wheary, Mariah Kilgus, Nicole Horst, Brittany Bartol, Allison Lloyd. Middle row – Wendy Smith, RN, MSN, CCRN, guest speaker, Mikayla Beiler, Madison Betsker, Adrienne Trotto, Lizabeth Conrad, Emily Werner, Carlie Stockdale, Brianna Latovich, Leanne Kainzbauer, Michael Miller, RT (R), Director of Imaging Services, guest speaker. Back row – Tiffany Wolfe, Rebecca Rummel, Jenna Kapsar, Bethany Deppen, Shelby Derr, Kate Lynn Augustine, Samantha Weikel, Taylor Raker.

On Friday, August 2, 2013, nursing and health career students gathered at Evangelical Community Hospital to celebrate receiving one of three scholarships available from the Hospital. more»

Evangelical Hospice, Community Health Offers 'Life After Loss' Group Support

36 weeks 1 day ago

Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and that’s why Evangelical Hospice and Community Health Education are offering a six-week educational bereavement group called, “Life After Loss.” The program will help participants learn coping techniques to deal with grief and loss - attendance at all six classes is strongly enco more»

Wellness Expo to Promote Healthy Living Being Held by Evangelical

36 weeks 1 day ago

Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a Wellness Expo at the Evangelical Fitness Center and 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg, on Saturday, September 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. more»

Evangelical Hospice Seeks Volunteers For Program

36 weeks 1 day ago

Evangelical Hospice will be holding its annual volunteer training on September 9, 10, and 11, 2013 at the Evangelical Hospice building located at 130 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, from 9 am to 4 pm daily. The class is free for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. more»

Welcome Class of 2017! Chips Off the Ol' Block

July 26, 2013

Date: 7/26/2013 to 12/31/2013

This year we will have 88 first year students who are direct descendants of Bucknellians.  As part of the Class of 2017, Chips are following in the footsteps of their parents, grandparents or other direct line ancestors who were Bucknellians.  The Legacy Program is a component of Alumni Admission Programs, which is housed in and supported by the Office of Developme more»

Evangelical Receives American Cancer Society Award for Tobacco Control

38 weeks 22 hours ago
Pictured from left to right: Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital, Sheila Packer, Director of Evangelical Community Health and Wellness, Dawn Spuesens, Health Initiatives Representative, East Central Division, American Cancer Society, Megan Bollinger, Evangelical Community Health Coordinator, and Pam Foresman, Income Development Representative, East Central Division, American Cancer Society.

Evangelical Community Hospital has been awarded the American Cancer Society® Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award joining an elite list of other recognized companies and organizations since the award series began in 2010. more»

Penn College Physician Assistant Students Get Unique Learning Experience at Evangelical

41 weeks 6 days ago
Jaclyn DeLaretis of Hazleton and Oana Stingu from Binghamton, New York, practice using laparoscopic instruments in a simulation lab to move a gummy bear into a cup. The lab shows students the challenges of picking up and moving items using only a monitor for visualization. In the simulation one student uses a camera tool to help guide their fellow student in using other laparscopic tools.

Evangelical Community Hospital held its annual Surgical Skills workshop for 29 Physician Assistant students from Penn College on Thursday, June 27, 2013. The students rotated through workshops by surgeons, OR Nurses, and Clinical Operations Assistants associated with Evangelical Community Hospital. more»

Joint Rail Authority Supports Increased Funding

42 weeks 1 day ago

With only days to go before the Pennsylvania Legislature is scheduled to recess, there are significant differences between competing proposals to raise new transportation revenue. more»

10,000 Friends Group Presents Award for Lake Augusta Project

42 weeks 2 days ago
Accepting the Community Transportation Excellence Award on behalf of SEDA-COG were (l. to r.) Dennis Robinson, Executive Director, SEDA-COG; and Tom Grbenick. Also pictured: Jack Machek, President and CEO, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.

SEDA-COG’s Lake Augusta Gateway Corridor Plan has received a 2013 Community Transportation Excellence Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. 10,000 Friends is among the state’s leading advocates for responsible and efficient land use within Pennsylvania communities. more»

Susquehanna Greenway: June 2013 eConnections

42 weeks 6 days ago

Impact of Rail Service in Clinton County

43 weeks 7 hours ago

Several measures illustrate the impact of rail service in the Lock Haven/Mill Hall area of Clinton County - more shippers, more rail facilities, etc. But job figures at two of the region’s chemical companies particularly stand out. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Hosts High School Internship Program

43 weeks 3 days ago

According to the US Department of Labor, healthcare employment continues to look positive as healthcare is growing at a faster rate than most areas of the economy, painting a picture of opportunity for those now entering the career market. more»

Dennis Swank Joins Evangelical Community Hospital Board of Directors

44 weeks 1 hour ago

Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Dennis Swank to its Board of Directors. more»

Evangelical Earns Outstanding Patient Experience Award Five Years in a Row

44 weeks 1 day ago

Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, recently became one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience, an evaluation of overall care and comfort from the time the patient has an onset of symptoms through recovery. more»

Safety First: Bike Helmet Giveaway Night Starts Summer Off Right

44 weeks 1 day ago
Pictured left to right: Megan Bollinger, Education Coordinator of Evangelical Community Health and Wellness and Zackary Yetter.

Zackary Yetter was one of 156 children fitted for bike safety helmets on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Lewisburg McDonald’s located next to Evangelical Community Hospital. more»

This Week, Take Action

44 weeks 1 day ago
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Alumni Stories

June 10, 2013

Date: 6/10/2013
Featured stories from our Bucknell Alumni community, highlighting achievements and celebrations.  'Ray Bucknell!

2013 Alumni Association Awards

June 10, 2013

Date: 6/10/2013
The Bucknell University Alumni Association honored four Award Recipients as part of 2013 Reunion Rally Weekend.  Congratulations to the recipients!

Hernia Center at Evangelical Spells Relief for Hernia Sufferers

45 weeks 5 hours ago

Some five million Americans have a hernia and yet only about 750,000 of them seek treatment each year. Evangelical Community Hospital’s Hernia Center makes it possible and convenient for those suffering from hernia to be relieved from daily pain and discomfort without a long wait. more»

At Evangelical Teamwork Saves a Life

45 weeks 1 day ago
Back row left to right: Dr. Petra Lynch, Linda Mann – RCIS, Albert Shutt-Paramedic, Jason Yarnell-Paramedic, Felicia Reyes – daughter, Tim Dawson-husband, Theresa Dawson-grateful cardiac patient, Joie Brunetti-EMT, Richard Rishel-Paramedic Coordinator, Susan Schirk –RCIS, Lana Williard-RN, and James Craven-Associate Vice President of Cardiovascular Services. Front row left to right: Lisa Brinckman-RN, Nursing Director of Cardiovascular Services, Christopher Phillips-RCIS, Michael and Shane Dawson-grandsons, Shannon Bottiger-RN, and Karen Long-RN.

In October 2012, Theresa Dawson, a 44-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother went into cardiac arrest at home. Her husband, Tim, used CPR to keep her heart going until Evangelical’s Pre-Hospital Services team of Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians arrived at the scene to perform lifesaving measures. more»

Communities to Receive Federal Transportation Alternatives Program Funds

45 weeks 1 day ago

Four Central Pennsylvania communities will receive federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds for bicycle/pedestrian projects and activities related to safer routes for non-drivers. A total of $1,875,167 has been awarded through the SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and PennDOT. more»

Evangelical Invites Golfers and Sponsors to Take Part in 27th Golf Classic Event

45 weeks 1 day ago

Evangelical Community Hospital will host its 27th Golf Classic Event on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. Morning and afternoon shotgun starts are available at 8 am and 1:30 pm. Entry fee for each golfer is $125 and includes green fees, golf cart, buffet lunch and refreshments on the course. more»

Evangelical’s First Baby of June Named 2013 Dairy Baby

45 weeks 2 days ago
From left to right: Ashley Wetzel of Freeburg, SUN Area Dairy Princess, presents Mason Paige, the first June baby born at Evangelical Community Hospital’s The Family Place with the distinction of Dairy Baby 2013. Mason is pictured with his family Courtney, Brandon and Jaxon Paige, all of Mt. Pleasant Mills.

In honor of National Dairy Month, Ashley Wetzel, the current SUN Area Dairy Princess, presented the first baby born in June at Evangelical Community Hospital’s The Family Place with a basket full of “Got Milk” goodies and the honor of being named the Dairy Baby of 2013. more»


45 weeks 2 days ago

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has made a few changes regarding programs for small businesses, changes which can lead to more opportunity for companies pursuing state contracts. The changes will be fully presented and discussed at SEDA-COG's “new and improved” seminar on Doing Business with the Commonwealth, June 14 and July 18. more»

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness to Hold Bike Helmet Safety Program

46 weeks 1 day ago

Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike injuries, and at least 10,000 kids have injuries that require a few days in the hospital. One such injury is head injury, which can mean brain injury. more»

Longest-Serving Rail Authority Member Steps Down

46 weeks 1 day ago

Words like talent, integrity, knowledge and expertise were among those used to describe Don Kramer during special ceremonies in early May when the Dunnstown resident more»

Evangelical Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition in National Program

46 weeks 3 days ago

Evangelical Community Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. more»

Afternoon Qi with Tea

46 weeks 3 days ago
(Photo courtesy of Dancing Bear Farm)

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese system of gentle movement, breathing techniques, and meditation that cultivates one’s vital energy or qi. more»

Cable TV Franchise Agreements Offer Opportunities for Municipalities

47 weeks 6 hours ago

One of the lesser known responsibilities of municipal officials is contract negotiations for cable television franchises. SEDA-COG has scheduled a series of meetings in June to educate elected and non-elected officials about their rights and potential benefits related to the negotiating process. more»

Full Moon Drumming at Dancing Bear Farm

47 weeks 2 days ago

Gather for joyous noise and rhythm-making each month as we watch the sunset in the west and the Full Moon rise over the eastern horizon with Full Moon Drumming at Dancing Bear Farm. The next event is Saturday, May 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. more»

SEDA-COG Report: JUne 2013

47 weeks 2 days ago

Firm Finds Success with Region's Business Assistance Providers

47 weeks 4 days ago

Artificial intelligence and “knowledge capture” are among cutting edge technologies advanced by Discovery Machine, a small, growing business in Williamsport, PA. Software developed through Discovery Machine is utilized for training, simulation, and behavior modeling. more»

Evangelical Named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

47 weeks 4 days ago

Evangelical Community Hospital recently earned the distinction of being a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The honor is granted to companies that aim to improve the health and wellness of their employees. more»

Evangelical Auxiliary Raises nearly $45,000 for Hospital Programs

48 weeks 4 hours ago

The Evangelical Auxiliary held its Annual Spring Luncheon at the Country Cupboard, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Auxiliary holds various events throughout the year to raise funds for Evangelical Hospice, The Family Place, the Thyra M. more»

2013 Rail Excursion Schedule in Central Pennsylvania

48 weeks 4 hours ago

The first of 60 individual rail excursions in Central Pennsylvania will be heldSaturday, May 25more»

Nurses Honored During National Nurses Week

49 weeks 1 hour ago

Evangelical Community Hospital nurses were honored on Monday, May 6, 2013, with a visit from Lewisburg Mayor Judith Wagner, who did an informal presentation of a Mayoral Proclamation praising the work of Evangelical nurses and nurses everywhere for the compassionate care, skill, and dedication they provide to their patients. more»

Evangelical’s New Find A Doctor Line

49 weeks 1 day ago

A New, Personal Approach to Finding A Doctor

Evangelical Community Hospital has a more personal way to get patients in touch with a doctor - no automated messages or menus - just a live person asking you the right questions to help you find a doctor to meet your needs. more»

Applications Submitted for Federal Transportation Funds

49 weeks 1 day ago

Four Central Pennsylvania communities and one municipal authority have applied for funds through the federal government’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). more»

Community Sing! at Dancing Bear Farm

49 weeks 3 days ago

Bring a lawn chair, your favorite campfire songs, perhaps your favorite campfire instrument – guitar, harmonica, ukulele – and definitely your voice and love of song for a Commun more»

National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight Hospitals as a Guiding Light

50 weeks 2 days ago

 A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. more»

20 Regional Companies Nominated for Awards

50 weeks 2 days ago

Twenty companies in Central Pennsylvania have been nominated for the Governor’s ImpPAct Awards, a new program for the Commonwealth, designed to recognize companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania and creating jobs. more»

Bridge Projects in Central Pennsylvania

50 weeks 2 days ago

Work on three bridges in the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority's (JRA) system will be occurring this year. Bids have been awarded for two of them and a third bid opening is scheduled for late May. more»

Evangelical Accredited as a Primary Stroke Center

51 weeks 59 min ago

Evangelical Community Hospital has been accredited by DNV Healthcare Inc. as a Primary Stroke Center. The accreditation is a national endorsement of the excellence of Evangelical’s existing, full-spectrum stroke program. more»

Evangelical Safety and Security Staff Attend Homeland Security Training

51 weeks 1 day ago
Gregg Rokavec, Director of Environmental Safety and Security at Evangelical Community Hospital along with Stanley Hudson, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

Gregg Rokavec, Director of Environmental Safety and Security at Evangelical Community Hospital along with Stanley Hudson, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, recently returned from a five-day course on Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents put on by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). more»

Susquehanna Greenway eConnections April 2013

51 weeks 1 day ago

Lewis, Ronald P.

1 year 2 days ago

Ronald P. Lewis

Ronald P. Lewis, 76 of Lewisburg, PA and Carmel by the Sea, CA passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Celebrates 2012’s Green Efforts

51 weeks 3 days ago

Being aware of its carbon footprint is a priority at Evangelical Community Hospital and each year a team of interested employees who are enthusiastic about preserving the environment work to add to Evangelical’s green efforts. more»

Evangelical’s Emergency Department Introduces AcceleCare

51 weeks 3 days ago

The front door to most hospitals is the Emergency Department where patients of all ages and backgrounds arrive with the unexpected health issue. more»

Energy Center Assisting Communities with Audits

1 year 23 hours ago
(Photo courtesy of Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program)

Comprehensive energy audits are being undertaken in four Pennsylvania communities through the SEDA-COG Energy Resource Center (ERC). Funding has been provided by the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF). The energy audits involve municipal properties in  more»

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