Published: 11/15/2013

Evangelical Community Hospital Holds 26th Annual Lights of Love

Evangelical Community Hospital will be hosting the 26th Annual Lights of Love Ceremony on Sunday, December 1 at 4 pm in the Hospital’s Dining Room, with entertainment by the Buffalo Valley Singers, and concluding with the lighting of the Lights of Love tree outside of the main entrance. Refreshments will be served.

Lights of Love offers an opportunity to honor and remember family, friends, and loved ones by placing a light on a holiday tree which will continue to shine throughout the month of December. Each honoree will be inscribed in a special book located in the Jay P. Mathias Lobby of the Hospital and a card will be sent to honorees or their families telling them of the special gift. All proceeds benefit Evangelical Hospice, a service that provides care and support to terminally ill patients and their families.

The 2013 Lights of Love Honorary Chairpersons are the family of Fay Oberlin and Yvonne Yerger. Fay was admitted to Evangelical Hospice in June 2011 and received care for several months. Fay’s Daughter, Yvonne was admitted to Hospice in June 2012 and received care for a few weeks. This year the Lights of Love chairpersons are Marlin Oberlin, husband of Fay, John Yerger, husband of Yvonne, both of New Berlin, and Julie Dauler, daughter and sister, of Laurelton. These three individuals cared tirelessly to ensure that Fay and Yvonne knew that every need would be met and they were loved. The staff of Evangelical Hospice considered it a privilege to care for this extraordinary family.

Monetary donations will be accepted until December 31, 2013. To make a monetary gift to support Evangelical Hospice through the 26th Annual Lights of Love Event and to place a light on the living tree, visit to print off a donation form or call the Evangelical Development Office at 570-522-2685.

Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,460 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.