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WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital Gets Another ‘A’

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WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital added another ‘A’ to its grade card this fall. The grade is the latest in a series given by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Experts Offer Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

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For many, the holiday season can be a time that is filled with indulgence and inactivity.

Area Nursing Programs Practice Mass Casualty Response at Wilson College

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More than 100 nursing students from four different area schools converged on Wilson College last month for “Community Simulation Day.”

WellSpan Summit Leader Reflects on First Year of Affiliation

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One year after completing its affiliation with WellSpan Health, Summit Health reflects on a year of growth and expansion as leaders look toward a bright future as part of the largest coordinated health systems in South Central Pennsylvania.

Family Teams for Weight Loss Journey and Beyond

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Taylor Everson and Cynthia Ray have more in common than their affection for the same man.

Keystone Health Opens New Building

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The new Keystone Health facility at 111 Chambers Hill Drive opens Monday. The first floor of the building will be operational at that time.

Splash Your Sole Runners Help the Gleaning Project

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The colorful runners of the 2019 Splash Your Sole 5k helped raise $2,500 for the South-Central Community Action Program and The Gleaning Project.

Wilkes Stays Local for Breast-Cancer Journey

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Just one month before her scheduled 2018 mammogram, WellSpan Summit Health employee Steph Wilkes felt something that didn’t seem right.

Greencastle Doctor Reflects On Living, Working In Greencastle

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Dr. Carter Davidson grew up in a western-Pennsylvania town not much different from Greencastle.

Everyone Loves Rosie: Midwife Klinepeter Retires

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“Everyone loves Rosie. She’s a joy to be around.” That’s what both coworkers and patients say about Certified Nurse Midwife Rosie Klinepeter.

Photo Exhibit Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. To celebrate, Chambersburg photographer Philip Whitley has created a special collection of photos depicting community members living with Down Syndrome.

Hospice Physician’s Cross-State Bike Ride Spreads Urgent Message

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An Emmaus doctor biking across Pennsylvania brought his “Don’t Wait” message to Franklin County last week.

Robotic Surgery Allows Local Man to Return to Retirement Following Cancer...

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Larry Mellott doesn’t let much stop him from enjoying his retirement. A mechanic all his life, Mellott now spends free time helping at his buddy’s butcher shop, or outdoors hunting and fishing

Longtime Waynesboro Nurse, Barb Bock, Receives Lifetime DAISY Award

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When an employee retires, they typically get cards, kind words from their colleagues and maybe some cake.

Stop Bullying, Help Prevent Suicide

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Data show that youth who report frequently bullying others and those who report being frequently bullied are both at increased risk for suicide-related behavior. September is Suicide Awareness Month, and as part of the priority to lead conversation on suicide prevention, WellSpan Health is encouraging parents to remind their children to spread kindness instead of rumors in an effort to stop bullying and help prevent suicide.

Joyce Tours Keystone Facilities, Learns About Community Needs

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Joanne Cochran shared Keystone’s concerns about the growing number of individuals and families living in Franklin County in poverty.

Franklin County Kicks off Annual Recovery Month

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As county residents gathered to remember residents lost in recent years to the opioid crisis, purple lights came on at the Waynesboro Parklet on Main Street, anticipating the beginning of September's National Recovery Month.

Save a Life Training Sessions to Be Held Across County

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Three Operation Save a Life training is scheduled for September in Waynesboro, Greencastle and Chambersburg.

Erin Hammond is WellSpan’s August Daisy Award Winner

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Erin Hammond, Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital received the August DAISY award for the exceptional care and compassion she showed a patient’s family during a difficult time.

Ribbon Cutting Heralds Opening Next Week of New Greencastle Health Center

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The three-story, 45,000-square.-foot health center officially opens Sept. 9 with an open house featuring free health screenings and tours of the state-of-the-art facility.

Senior Fair to Offer Free Breakfast, Health Screenings

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Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) will host his 2019 Senior Fair on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 101 W. Main St., Fayetteville.

Free Screening of “The S Word” Kicks Off Suicide Prevention...

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The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Franklin County and South Central Community Action Program’s (SCCAP) Community Film Night are partnering to show a free screening of the documentary film “The S Word”

Wellspan Shippensburg Health Campus Opens Monday

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Patients in Cumberland County now have additional care options close to home.

Sharing Culture and Henna Designs

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Health care providers are often known for their healing hands but through a delicate web of intricate design, one WellSpan Summit Health provider showed her artistic hand, while lending a hand to her co-workers.

Wellspan Summit Employees Go A-Gleaning

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Employees from WellSpan Summit Health traded in their scrubs and white coats for jeans, T-shirts and boots.

Keystone Health gets Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

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Keystone Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

Assistant Director of Radiology Retires, Staff Gives Him a Big Send-Off

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William Chua, Assistant Director of Diagnostic Imaging at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital retired last month after 38 years of service. The radiology staff at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital threw a party for their boss William Chua when he retired recently.

Unique Program Lures Medical Students to Franklin County, Benefits Community

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A unique program hosted by WellSpan Summit Health encourages medical students to consider practicing medicine in a rural setting, hopefully within the Franklin County Community.

Therapy Leads to Lasting Friendship

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On a Wednesday summer morning, Sarah Keith of Chambersburg arrives to respiratory rehabilitation at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital. Vicki Lemmon of St. Thomas arrives soon after.

WellSpan Summit Health Receives $500,000 Grant for Health Campus

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A $500,000 grant will allow WellSpan Summit Health to continue to make improvements to a large medical campus, in the north end of Chambersburg.

Keystone CEO Finds Relief From Vertigo at WellSpan Center

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Keystone Health President and CEO Joanne Cochran has struggled with vertigo sporadically since she was a young adult.

Daisy Award Given to Nurse Cindy Hoffman

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It isn't always joy that's experienced within a family birthing unit.⠀But when grief comes to the unit, having a compassionate and caring nurse at your side helps.

Car Rides to Surgery Help Ease Anxiety for Young Patients

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When Kaylee Hawk woke up the morning of her tonsillectomy and arrived at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, she had some reservations.

Angel Eye System Helps Parents See Their Babies in NICU

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For nine anxious months, Sara Shank’s body stretched to accommodate the growth of her first child, a son, with husband Nick.

Setting a Positive Tone Vital for Kids Facing Surgery

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The smallest surgical patients get special treatment at the Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center, and it shows in their faces.

Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

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Keeping kids safe during the summer months means being diligent about sun exposure, water safety and other issues.

Local RN Receives DAISY Award

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Derek Coy, a Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, received the June DAISY award after being nominated by a heart attack survivor for his exceptional care and compassion.

A ‘Sign’ of the Times at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital

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Signs going up at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital literally point to continued high-quality health care from familiar faces at the 57-bed facility, according to hospital officials.

Food Map Helps Feed the Hungry

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An interactive food nutrition map is now available to assist the public and service agencies who are looking for food resources in Franklin County.

Keystone Opens Chiropractic, Foot and Ankle Center

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Keystone Health has opened two new practices this month. Keystone Chiropractic and Keystone Foot and Ankle Center began seeing patients on July 1.
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Rescue at High Rock

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A 25-year-old woman who fell 75 feet from an overlook at High Rock has been rescued and is being airlifted to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
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