Ta-Ta Trot Funds Support Breast Cancer Survivorship Programming at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health
Julie Rockey, Chairwoman and Founder of the Ta-Ta Trot 5K Run/Walk, presented a check for $16,086.85 to Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital in support of their breast cancer survivorship program. The Center, which has access to an on-staff psychologist for one-on-one counseling services, also holds a series of events throughout the year to support anyone diagnosed with cancer. From the day of diagnosis patients of the Center are considered survivors and the staff focuses on providing a comprehensive approach to care including tending to the medical, physical, emotional, and psychological needs of each and every patient.
The Public Invited as Evangelical Hospice Celebrates 25 Years of Caring
Evangelical Hospice has been providing end of life care since 1989 and this year are celebrating that 25 year milestone with an Anniversary Celebration being held on September 18, 2014, from 5-7 pm. The event, being held in the Apple Conference Rooms of Evangelical Community Hospital, is open to the public and to all Hospice friends and family who have been touched by Hospice through use of the service, volunteering, employment, support, or interest.
Evangelical Hospice Offers “Life After Loss” Educational Series
Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and that’s why Evangelical Hospice and Community Health Wellness 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 encouraged. Anyone age 18 or older who has experienced the loss of a loved one is invited to attend. Facilitated by Christine Gessner, MSW, of Evangelical Hospice, the program is most effective for those who have been living with loss for longer than six months.
Evangelical Hospice Seeks Volunteers – Training Being Held In September
Evangelical Hospice will be holding its annual volunteer training on September 8, 9, and 10, 2014 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.
Evangelical Community Hospital Granted Funds for Two Major Programs
Evangelical Community Hospital was recently awarded a grant of $38,500 from the Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP). The funds are designated for recent renovations to The Family Place, Evangelical’s obstetrics unit, and for support of the Financial Assistance Program.
Penn College Students Get First-Hand Practice With Evangelical Surgeons
Evangelical Community Hospital held its annual Surgical Skills workshop for 27 Physician Assistant students from Penn College on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The students rotated through hands-on workshops demonstrated by surgeons, OR Nurses, and Clinical Operations Assistants associated with Evangelical Community Hospital.