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Photo Exhibit Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness

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

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...

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

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

Stop Bullying, Help Prevent Suicide

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

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

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

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

Erin Hammond is WellSpan’s August Daisy Award Winner

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

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

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...

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

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

Sharing Culture and Henna Designs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local RN Receives DAISY Award

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

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

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

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

Chambersburg Cares Recognized as PA Top Coalition

Local substance abuse prevention coalition, Chambersburg Cares, was recognized last week by the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) as the Pennsylvania Coalition of the Year.

Summit Transitions to WellSpan Health

A drive around Franklin County reveals WellSpan Health signs, boasting bright yellow suns, replacing the traditional Summit Health triangles on medical office buildings and on WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.

Poor Diet, Obesity Are Big Problems in Franklin County

Results from Summit Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment are in and the data is alarming.

Dr. Doug Martzluf Reflects on Time Spent With Patients and Community

Almost four decades later, Dr. Martzluf is still enchanted by the community where he practiced medicine and he and his wife raised four children.

Hearing Aids Part of 2-Year-Old’s Daily Life

New parents have a lot of questions. How much should my baby eat? How much should they sleep? Are they gaining enough weight?

Local Mother Defeats Breast Cancer

When Tracy Fuqua was just 33 years old, she scratched an itch, felt a lump and experienced a fluke discovery that lead to a whirlwind breast cancer diagnosis and started the fight of her life.

Practice Sun Safety, Plastic Surgeon Urges Residents

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The end of May and approaching summer holiday also means local schools are wrapping their academic year.

Mom Brings Son to Visit Hospital Staff That Saved His Life

Christina Schultz and her husband knew something wasn’t right with their two-month-old, Sammy, the morning of Oct. 9, 2018.

Chambersburg Hospital Gets Top Grade for Safety

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group's spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of a tick. Pennsylvania is ranked number one in reported cases of Lyme disease in the US for the 8th year running.
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