Evangelical Minimizes Environmental Footprint by Making Recycling a Priority
The trucks going to the local landfills are lighter these days since Evangelical Community Hospital, in partnership with Hometown Disposal, introduced single stream recycling at the facility that employs over 1,600 individuals.
Single stream recycling allows the facility to have its recyclable waste co-mingled into single containers removing the need to sort out plastics, cans, newspapers, magazines, and more. The implementation of this method allows the Hospital to recycle more products and waste than ever before. By using the single stream method more types of plastics are acceptable for recycling including #4, a common plastic used at Evangelical.
Evangelical’s Phlebotomy Team Presented Excellence Award
The Phlebotomy team was recently presented with the Team CHOICE Award at Evangelical Community Hospital.
The Team CHOICE Award recognizes departments within the Evangelical Community Hospital family of facilities who uphold the highest standards of Communication, Hospitality, Ownership, Integrity, Confidentiality, and Empathy. The award is given quarterly to a department out of nominations received from employees and managers.
Talk with the Doc: Evangelical’s Experts Discuss Concussion Management
When it comes to sports, there are different mechanisms that can cause a concussion in an athlete. These include: player to player, player to field and head to head. If you are a parent of an athlete, a coach, or an athletic mentor, knowing what a concussion is and when to seek medical treatment are vital to the promotion of safe play.
Talk with the Doc: Osteoporosis Panel Talks About Bone Health
Nearly 54 million Americans are at risk of developing osteoporosis according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can sneak up people, but not if individuals are informed of the signs and symptoms, screened on a regular basis, and make changes now to protect bone health for tomorrow. To aid in that goal, Evangelical Community Hospital is offering a Talk with the Doc focused on all aspects of osteoporosis.
Bestselling Author Delivers Lecture on Healthcare with a Humanistic Care Core
Abraham Verghese, MD, bestselling Author of Cutting for Stone, My Own Country, and The Tennis Partner, presented the 7th Annual Fasano Lecture to a full-capacity crowd on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the Trout Auditorium on the Bucknell University campus. The event is held each year by Evangelical Community Hospital through gifts provided in memory of Charles P. Fasano, DO, who passed away in 2009.
Hospice of Evangelical Invites Family, Friends, and Community to Attend Remembrance Service
Hospice of Evangelical will be holding a remembrance service for friends and families in honor of Hospice of Evangelical patients who have passed between February 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016.
The remembrance service will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 2 pm at the St. John's United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road in Lewisburg. The service is non-denominational and includes a service of flowers and candles. The event is open to the community. Music will be provided by the Buffalo Valley Singers, P. Ronald Zug, Medical Director, Hospice volunteers Shirley Smith and Mary Ann Stiller, and accompanist Connie Pawling-Young.
John P. Furia, MD, Named as Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Orthopaedic Surgeon and Research
John P. Furia, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon at SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical, was recently named as Deputy Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgeon and Research. The international publication is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical and basic research studies related to musculoskeletal issues. In this role, he works closely with the Editor-in-Chief on both peer review and journal strategy to ensure the journal continues to grow and develop.
Evangelical Gala Raises Over $100,000 in Support of Evangelical’s Community Outreach Services
LEWISBURG— Evangelical Community Hospital’s signature celebration, the Evangelical Gala, was held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, and raised more than $100,000 during the Mardi Gras themed event.
Proceeds from this year’s Gala, including ticket sales, auctions, and donations will support two of Evangelical’s newest community initiatives, Hospital to Home and the Achieve home medical monitoring system.
Fasano Lecture — Medical Expert Speaks on The Balance Between Reform and Humanistic Care
LEWISBURG- Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, will deliver this year’s Fasano Memorial lecture entitled, “The Beating Heart of the Machine; Harnessing Technology to Deliver Humanistic Care.”
Dr. Verghese is a Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University, Stanford, California.