Evangelical’s Douglas Spotts, MD, Appointed to Pennsylvania PCMH Advisory Council
LEWISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services has announced that Douglas A. Spotts, MD, FAAFP, of Family Medical Care of Lewisburg, has been appointed to the state’s first Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Advisory Council. He was appointed along with William Warning, MD, Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Family Medicine Residency Program Director.
Evangelical’s Dr. Eager Delivers Spinal Fusion Using A New Device
For Matthew Eager, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical, his options for spine treatment have grown. Last fall, the FDA approved a new device from Zimmer called the Optio-C® Anterior Cervical System and Dr. Eager was one of the first in the nation to use the surgical option to relieve pain for one of his patients.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day Being Held Thursday, May 28th
National Senior Health and Fitness Day will be held from 9 am-noon on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Ridgecrest Court on the campus of RiverWoods Senior Living Community, 270 Ridgecrest Circle, Lewisburg. Evangelical Community Hospital is hosting the event, which has generously been sponsored by PPL Corporation.
Evangelical Hosts Lecture on Humor and Medicine When Facing A Tough Diagnosis
On Thursday, May 14, at 7 pm, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, will be lecturing at The Degenstein Theatre on the campus of Susquehanna University. Hosted by Evangelical Community Hospital, the lecture is meant to inspire and provide courage to patients facing cancer or other medical conditions, as well as their families as they help them along the journey of treatment.
Toddler Visits Evangelical Community Hospital to Thank Caregivers
On Monday, March 30, 2015, Pre-Hospital Services and Emergency Department staff at Evangelical Community Hospital had a very special visitor. Gardell Martin of Mifflinburg entered the Hospital with his parents and siblings to have a reunion of sorts. The last time the 22-month-old came to the Hospital he was unresponsive and not breathing on his own after falling into a swift moving, cold stream on March 11.
Strawbridge Family Medicine Adds Physician, Sam S. Bang, DO, MS
Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Sam S. Bang, DO, MS, to its Strawbridge Family Medicine practice in Northumberland, Pa. Dr. Bang joins Kelley Blake, CRNP, in meeting general practice needs at the practice.
Evangelical Community Hospital Announces Key Staff For Expanded Cancer Services Program
Evangelical Community Hospital recently announced the expansion of its cancer services program.
The services follow nationally established guidelines led by the Commission on Cancer (COC) which emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach to cancer care with support to both providers and patients through patient navigators. Navigators are in place to guide the patient through the full spectrum of their cancer care and assist providers with assuring that appropriate orders, consults, and surgeries occur in an organized and timely fashion.
Evangelical Gala Exceeds $100,000 in Support of Evangelical’s Cancer Services
LEWISBURG— Evangelical Community Hospital’s signature celebration, the Evangelical Gala, was held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 and raised more than $105,000, the highest amount ever raised at the event.
Proceeds from this year’s Gala —including ticket sales, auctions bids, and donations— will support Evangelical’s cancer care initiatives. Committed to providing families of the Greater Susquehanna Valley with personalized and state-of-the-art cancer services, Evangelical Community Hospital has been growing its oncology programming through new services and partnerships to assist patients and caregivers with a variety of cancer diagnoses.