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A Frozen Grief Journey Helps Children Process Feelings About Death

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Grieving children and their families are invited to join the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation for A Frozen Grief Journey.

It’s That Time of Year: Keep Babies Safe From RSV

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If you’re a mom or have mom friends, a recent scroll on your social feeds may have made one thing clear. Babies in the area are coming down with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.

Community Garden Workshop Focus on Permaculture

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Healthy Franklin County and Wilson College are hosting a free community garden workshop Feb. 1 in Allen Auditorium, Warfield Hall at Wilson College.

Wellspan Health Recognized for Emergency Notification System

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WellSpan Health was recognized this month for its efforts to keep employees safe in crisis situations.

Premie is First 2020 Baby in Franklin County

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A little boy, born at 8:14 p.m. on New Year’s Day, was the first bundle of joy at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital in 2020.

Chambersburg Woman Reverses Prediabetes

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At 77 years young, Pat Marrone is living a lot of “firsts” on her journey to a healthier life.

Oncology Patient Surprised With a Little Holiday Cheer

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For some people fighting cancer, hope can be a hard thing to maintain. Appointments and treatments stretch out over chunks of time. Dennis Hartman is fighting metastatic bladder cancer and is receiving his second round of a new chemotherapy treatment. His positive attitude

Santa Spreads Holiday Cheer in Chambersburg Hospital’s NICU

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With Christmas approaching, holiday tradition continued inside WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital last week. Pat O’Donnell dressed up as Santa to spread holiday cheer in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Holiday Blues And Getting Help

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The Christmas holidays aren't always the "most wonderful time of the year" for many people. In fact, it can often be the most difficult time of the year for those suffering from mental health disorders and addictions.

The Hectic Holidays: Keeping Kids Safe

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For many families, the holiday season is a marathon of new memories made with family and close friends not seen frequently throughout the year.

Get Smart About Antibiotics, WellSpan Advises Patients

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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is Nov. 18 through 24. Over the last several years, WellSpan Summit Health has worked to create protocols that ensure patients are only given antibiotics for illnesses when absolutely necessary.

Local Doctors Recognized as Top Physicians Under 40

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Dr. Joshua Dunklebarger and Dr. Kanika Shanker were recently honored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society for their achievements in medicine during their early careers.

Dr. Robert Pyatt Recognized for Contributions to Field of Radiology

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Dr. Robert Pyatt was recently presented the Gold Medal, 2019 Radiologist of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Radiological Society.

Protecting Yourself from the Deer Tick and Tick Borne Diseases

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As the leaves begin to change color and temperatures turn cooler, adult deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) activity begins to ramp up.

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.
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Leonard Richard “Lenny” Baker, 74, of Upper Strasburg, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at his home.