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Evangelical Welcomes New Pathologist

December 05, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to welcome a new pathologist, Jennifer G. Pryor, MD, to the Hospital’s Pathology Group. Read More

Evangelical Welcomes New Pathologist

March of Dimes Thanks Evangelical Community Hospital For Caring For Babies

November 21, 2017 | Community Support

Recently the Northeast PA March of Dimes visited The Family Place, the obstetric unit of Evangelical Community Hospital, as part of their Day of Gratitude effort to show appreciation for the staff and to bring awareness to the issue of premature births. Read More

March of Dimes Thanks Evangelical Community Hospital For Caring For Babies

Carpetman of Milton Gets Personal with a Donation to the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

November 20, 2017 | Community Support

Throughout the month of October Carpetman of Milton took on the challenge to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer. The family-owned business, founded in 1972 by Sonny Davis, is now run by his son-in-law, John Supsic. Read More

Carpetman of Milton Gets Personal with a Donation to the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

Blaise Alexander Buick, Cadillac, and GMC Donates Toward the Fight Against Breast Cancer

November 17, 2017 | Community Support

Throughout the month of October Blaise Alexander Buick, Cadillac, and GMC of Sunbury took on the challenge to raise funds in the fight against Breast Cancer. Read More

Blaise Alexander Buick, Cadillac, and GMC Donates Toward the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Evangelical Community Hospital Announces Board Leadership

November 15, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital has announced new board appointments and re-elections. John Meckley, Esq. has been elected as the Chair of the Board of Directors until 2019. R. Brooks Gronlund has been elected Vice Chair of the Board until 2019 and has been re-elected to the Class of 2020. Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital Announces Board Leadership

Evangelical Auxiliary Hosts 30th Annual Lights of Love to Support Hospice of Evangelical

November 10, 2017 | Community Support

The Auxiliary to Evangelical Community Hospital will be hosting the 30th Annual Lights of Love Ceremony on Sunday, December 3 starting at 5 pm at the Degenstein Pavilion with an illumination just outside of the main entrance of the Hospital. Read More

Evangelical Auxiliary Hosts 30th Annual Lights of Love to Support Hospice of Evangelical

2018 Evangelical Gala Will Support Expanded Programs and Growth at Evangelical

November 09, 2017 | Community Support

Plans are underway for the 2018 Evangelical Community Hospital Gala. Being held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Bucknell University’s Larison Hall, the evening will draw on the atmosphere of the disco era. Read More

2018 Evangelical Gala Will Support Expanded Programs and Growth at Evangelical

Laboratory Advances Make Way for More Precise Diagnosis and Shorter Test Wait Times

October 31, 2017 | What’s Happening

Patients might not see what happens at the Laboratory of Evangelical Community Hospital, but the workings of the lab can determine so much for the patient. From length of wait to diagnosis, the lab plays a vital role. At Evangelical, several new lab happenings are working to enhance the patient experience. Read More

Laboratory Advances Make Way for More Precise Diagnosis and Shorter Test Wait Times

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Nuclear Medicine Department Earns Nuclear Medicine Reaccreditation

October 30, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Nuclear Medicine department recently earned a three-year reaccreditation in both Nuclear Cardiology, PET/CT Oncology, and General Nuclear Medicine by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Nuclear Medicine Department Earns Nuclear Medicine Reaccreditation

2017 Cookin’ Men Event Breaks Records and Raises Funds For The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

October 26, 2017 | Community Support

Evangelical Community Hospital held its annual breast cancer awareness event, Cookin’ Men, on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg, Pa. The event brings together local celebrity men who create culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. Read More

2017 Cookin’ Men Event Breaks Records and Raises Funds For The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

Rebecca Boop, RN, MSN, Named Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at Evangelical Community Hospital

October 19, 2017 | Newsmakers

Rebecca Boop, RN, MSN, has been named Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at Evangelical Community Hospital and began her duties in October. Read More

Rebecca Boop, RN, MSN, Named Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at Evangelical Community Hospital

Girls’ Night Out Events Focus on Friendship and Health

September 20, 2017 | What’s Happening

To encourage women to put their health first, the Center invites women to gather their female friends and enjoy a Girls’ Night Out scheduled on Thursday, October 12 or Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5-7 pm. Mammograms will be offered as well as chair massages, aromatherapy and essential oil demonstrations, and free osteoporosis screenings. Read More

Girls’ Night Out Events Focus on Friendship and Health

Kevin McNamara, MD, Joins Evangelical as Emergency Medicine Physician

September 15, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Kevin McNamara, MD, to the Emergency Medicine staff. Dr. McNamara began at Evangelical Community Hospital in August. Read More

Kevin McNamara, MD, Joins Evangelical as Emergency Medicine Physician

Evangelical Community Hospital Mentors and Supports New Registered Nurses

September 15, 2017 | Newsmakers

Several graduate nursing students recently took part in Evangelical’s Building A Safe Environment (BASE) class. The program is held each year for new and recently hired graduate RNs (nurses who have completed their education, but are new to the profession of nursing). Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital Mentors and Supports New Registered Nurses

Hospice of Evangelical Welcomes New Volunteers

September 13, 2017 | What’s Happening

Hospice of Evangelical recently held a volunteer training on September 11 and 12, 2017, for those interested in giving their time and assisting with end-of-life care for families throughout the Susquehanna Valley or supporting the work of Hospice through non-patient activities. Read More

Hospice of Evangelical Welcomes New Volunteers

Germaine Lancaster-Mar Fan, MD, Joins Evangelical as Hospitalist

September 12, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Germaine Lancaster-Mar Fan, MD, Hospitalist, to the staff. Dr. Lancaster-Mar Fan joined Evangelical’s team of Hospitalists on July 31, 2017. Read More

Germaine Lancaster-Mar Fan, MD, Joins Evangelical as Hospitalist

Take Precaution Against Influenza with Flu Shots by Evangelical Community Hospital

September 08, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness has scheduled several flu clinics to make receiving the vaccination convenient for individuals in Snyder, Union, and Northumberland counties. Vaccinations are available to individuals 3 years of age and older at the Community Clinics. The cost for a flu shot is $35. Read More

Take Precaution Against Influenza with Flu Shots by Evangelical Community Hospital

Join the Evangelical Team at the Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk

September 01, 2017 | Community Support

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, staff of Evangelical will be walking for their patients and loved ones affected by heart attack and stroke in the annual Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk being held by the American Heart Association in Hufnagle Park, Lewisburg. Read More

Join the Evangelical Team at the Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk

Evangelical Seeking Spiritual Care Volunteers

September 01, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital is currently seeking spiritual care volunteers, including spiritual caregivers, No One Dies Alone (NODA) volunteers, and lay chaplains. These volunteers are an extension of the Spiritual Care Department. Read More

Evangelical Seeking Spiritual Care Volunteers

Evangelical Acquires Lewisburg Gynecology and Obstetrics, PC

August 23, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital recently announced the acquisition of Lewisburg Gynecology and Obstetrics, PC. The full ownership transition will be effective August 28, 2017, at which time the practice becomes part of OB/GYN of Evangelical and operations management falls under the direction of Evangelical Medical Services Organization (EMSO). Read More

Evangelical Acquires Lewisburg Gynecology and Obstetrics, PC

Evangelical’s Stephanie Zechman, Named Director of EMSO Operations – Medicine Specialties

August 23, 2017 | Newsmakers

Stephanie Zechman has been named Director of Evangelical Medical Services Organization (EMSO) Operations – Medicine Specialties and began her duties in July. Read More

Evangelical’s Stephanie Zechman, Named Director of EMSO Operations – Medicine Specialties

PUBLIC ADVISORY: Evangelical Conducting Emergency Response Training Exercise

August 18, 2017 | What’s Happening

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, starting at 8 am and running throughout the day, Evangelical Community Hospital, in conjunction with other federal, state, and local agencies, will be holding a hazardous materials and mass casualty exercise. Read More

PUBLIC ADVISORY: Evangelical Conducting Emergency Response Training Exercise

Benjamin Keyser, DO, Vascular Surgeon, Joins Evangelical’s Heart and Vascular Center

August 17, 2017 | Newsmakers

The Heart and Vascular Center of Evangelical welcomes Benjamin Keyser, DO, to the vascular team. Dr. Keyser is a vascular surgeon and will begin seeing patients in September. Read More

Benjamin Keyser, DO, Vascular Surgeon, Joins Evangelical’s Heart and Vascular Center

Daria Lin Keyser, DO, General Surgeon, Joins the Surgical Specialists of Evangelical

August 17, 2017 | Newsmakers

Surgical Specialists of Evangelical welcomes Daria Lin Keyser, DO, to the surgical team. Dr. Keyser is a general surgeon and will begin seeing patients in September. Read More

Daria Lin Keyser, DO, General Surgeon, Joins the Surgical Specialists of Evangelical

31st Annual Evangelical Golf Classic Raises Funds For Lifesaving Services

August 15, 2017 | Community Support

Evangelical Community Hospital hosted its 31st Golf Classic on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. The event was a great success, with nearly 200 golfers raising over $39,000 after expenses for Pre-Hospital Services. Awards were given to the top three teams in the morning and afternoon flights. Read More

31st Annual Evangelical Golf Classic Raises Funds For Lifesaving Services

Evangelical Community Hospital Celebrates Nursing & Health Career Scholarship Awardees

August 08, 2017 | What’s Happening

A catered lunch reception was recently held at Evangelical Community Hospital for students who were awarded nursing and health career scholarships through the Hospital’s scholarship program. Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital Celebrates Nursing & Health Career Scholarship Awardees

Anthony Ragusea, PsyD, MSCP, ABPP, Joins Psychology of Evangelical

August 07, 2017 | Newsmakers

Psychology of Evangelical welcomes Anthony Ragusea, PsyD, MSCP, ABPP, psychologist to its staff. He will begin seeing patients in mid-August at the practice located in Suite 204 of The Professional Office Building on the Hospital campus. Read More

Anthony Ragusea, PsyD, MSCP, ABPP, Joins Psychology of Evangelical

Evangelical Community Hospital Announces Leadership Structure

August 03, 2017 | Newsmakers

After careful review and assessment of the future of healthcare trends for the area’s medical needs, Evangelical Community Hospital has announced a new leadership structure to strengthen its organizational framework. The new 2018 fiscal year saw several promotions and the fulfillment of the vacant Chief Operating Officer position. Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital Announces Leadership Structure

Hospice of Evangelical Seeks Volunteers – Training Being Held In September

July 28, 2017 | What’s Happening

Hospice of Evangelical will be holding its annual volunteer training on September 11 and 12, 2017 at the Hospice of Evangelical building located at 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, Pa., from 9 am to 3 pm daily. The class is free for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. Read More

Hospice of Evangelical Seeks Volunteers – Training Being Held In September

Hospice of Evangelical Offers “Life After Loss” Group Support

July 28, 2017 | What’s Happening

Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and that’s why Hospice of Evangelical and Community Health Wellness are offering a six-week educational bereavement group called, “Life After Loss.” Read More

Hospice of Evangelical Offers “Life After Loss” Group Support

Evangelical’s Imaging Services Earns Breast MRI and CT Scan Reaccreditations

July 13, 2017 | What’s Happening

Two of Evangelical Community Hospital’s key imaging services recently earned reaccreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation is the gold standard in medical imaging. Read More

Evangelical’s Imaging Services Earns Breast MRI and CT Scan Reaccreditations

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness Offers Same Great Services at New Location

July 12, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness has announced its new location on the Evangelical Community Hospital Campus. As of July 25, 2017, the health and wellness department will be located in Suite 116 and Suite 120 on the first floor of the Professional Office Building, the multi-level, brick building across from the Big Lots plaza that runs parallel to Hospital Drive. Read More

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness Offers Same Great Services at New Location

New Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Location at Miller Center for Recreation Wellness

July 10, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of a new orthopaedics office and physical therapy space at the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness. Evangelical staff will begin seeing patients at this location on Monday, July 17, 2017. Read More

New Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Location at Miller Center for Recreation Wellness

Evangelical Community Hospital Introduces Newly Revamped Website

July 06, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital has unveiled a revamped website for the Hospital and its practices, services, and programs at www.evanhospital.com. Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital Introduces Newly Revamped Website

Evangelical Invites Golfers and Sponsors to Take Part in 31st Annual Golf Classic Event

June 30, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital will host its 31st Golf Classic Event on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. Read More

Evangelical Invites Golfers and Sponsors to Take Part in 31st Annual Golf Classic Event

Tamara Persing, Chief Nursing Officer Named Fellow of APIC

June 30, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Tamara F. Persing, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, FAPIC, Chief Nursing Officer, has been named a fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Read More

Tamara Persing, Chief Nursing Officer Named Fellow of APIC

John Pfeifer, MD, Joins Evangelical as Interventional Cardiologist

May 31, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes John Pfeifer, MD, of Bloomsburg to the interventional cardiology team. Dr. Pfeifer began at the Heart and Vascular Center of Evangelical in April providing general cardiology services and will begin providing interventional cardiology services in July. Read More

Community Health and Wellness to Hold Free Bike Helmet Giveaway and Safety Program

May 17, 2017 | What’s Happening

Wearing properly-fitted, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulated helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. Read More

Community Health and Wellness to Hold Free Bike Helmet Giveaway and Safety Program

National Senior Health and Fitness Day Being Held Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 17, 2017 | What’s Happening

This 24th annual event is the largest of its kind held for older adults. It is designed to provide an overview of resources available in the local community to keep older Americans healthy and fit. Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital to Permanently Close Fitness Center

May 08, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Fitness Center will be permanently closing on June 30, 2017, ending all gym-related services. Read More

Strokes for Stroke Held at Evangelical Community Hospital

May 08, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital hosted a Strokes for Stroke event put on by the American Heart Association on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Read More

Jersey Mike’s Raises Over $7,000 for Evangelical Community Health and Wellness

May 08, 2017 | Community Support

Lewisburg, PA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, held a Month of Giving that included a Day of Giving event where 100% of sales were dedicated to giving back to the local community. The franchise, owned by Matt and Kristie Patterson with operating partner, Tim Miller, chose Evangelical Community Health and Wellness as the recipient of those funds. Read More

 Jersey Mike’s Raises Over $7,000 for Evangelical Community Health and Wellness

Celebrating Those Who Choose Nursing and the Business of Caring for People

May 04, 2017 | From Our Professionals

As the new Chief Nursing Officer at Evangelical Community Hospital, I am fortunate to inherit a cadre of excellent nursing professionals. Together as a team, we are able to deliver care to patients in a way that impacts their lives, whether they are coming to the Hospital for testing, experiencing an emergency, or need a longer term stay for medical attention. Read More

Volunteers Recognized at Evangelical Community Hospital

April 28, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital has 232 active volunteers on the rolls, including one superhero who visits kids, and some furry friends and their owners who bring their special type of comfort to patients and visitors. Read More

Lunch Creates Connection for Evangelical Community Hospital and Girls on the Run

April 28, 2017 | Community Support

Kendra Aucker, Evangelical Community Hospital President and CEO, had a unique opportunity to have lunch with Cassidy Kibler and Tori Ross and their leader, Leslie Imhoof, of Girls on the Run® (GOTR) Greater Susquehanna Valley to discuss their involvement with the GOTR program. Read More

Evangelical's Pre-Admission Care Team Presented Excellence Award

April 19, 2017 | Newsmakers

The Pre-Admission Care 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. Read More

Evangelical's Pre-Admission Care Team Presented Excellence Award

2017 Fasano Lecture - Medical Expert Speaks on "To Do No Harm-Can We Do It?"

April 12, 2017 | What’s Happening

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, will deliver this year's Fasano Memorial lecture entitled, "To Do No Harm—Can We Do It?" Read More

2017 Fasano Lecture - Medical Expert Speaks on

When Back Pain May Not Be Back Pain

April 05, 2017 | From Our Professionals

Many patients come to an orthopaedic specialist for back pain only to find out, in some cases, the source of discomfort is not the spine or its mechanics. Read More

Pain Medicine of Evangelical Opens at West Branch Medical Center

March 28, 2017 | What’s Happening

Pain Medicine of Evangelical is officially open to and accepting patients at its new location inside of the Evangelical Community Hospital’s West Branch Medical Center, Lewisburg. The Center, which opened in November of 2016, houses Evangelical’s Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine, Diabetes Center, Bariatric Center, as well as a family medicine practice and Urgent Care of Evangelical. Read More

Renowned Speaker Lectures on Avoiding Burnout with Evangelical Employees

March 28, 2017 | What’s Happening

Dike Drummond, MD, visited Evangelical Community Hospital on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to hold several sessions on the understanding, prevention, and treatment of burnout with Evangelical employees. Read More

Renowned Speaker Lectures on Avoiding Burnout with Evangelical Employees

Donna Schuck Earns CFRE Certification, Gold Standard for Fundraising Executives

March 21, 2017 | Newsmakers

Donna Schuck, Associate Vice President/Chief Development Officer at Evangelical Community Hospital, has successfully attained the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification. Read More

Phillip Peterson, MD, Joins Evangelical as Emergency Medicine Physician

March 16, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Philip Peterson, MD, to the emergency medicine staff. Dr. Peterson began at Evangelical Community Hospital in January. Read More

Evangelical Gala Raises Over $100,000 in Support of Evangelical’s Community Outreach Services

March 15, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital’s signature celebration, the Evangelical Gala, was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, and raised approximately $105,000 during the Las Vegas themed event. Read More

Evangelical Names New Chief Nursing Officer

March 15, 2017 | Newsmakers

Evangelical Community Hospital has named Tamara F. Persing, RN, BSN, MS, as the organization’s Chief Nursing Officer effective April 10, 2017. Mrs. Persing previously served at Evangelical in various roles from 1986 until 2009. Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital Acquires Central Penn Interventional Pain Medicine – Welcomes Dr. Abla-Yao and Staff

February 24, 2017 | What’s Happening

Evangelical Community Hospital has acquired the practice of Central Penn Interventional Pain Medicine (CPIPM) in Williamsport. With the acquisition, Shiyi Abla-Yao, MD, lead practitioner of CPIPM, joins the Evangelical family of physicians. Read More

Evangelical Community Hospital Acquires Central Penn Interventional Pain Medicine – Welcomes Dr. Abla-Yao and Staff

Palliative Medicine and Hospice: How They Differ But Strive for the Same Goal

February 17, 2017 | From Our Professionals

As care evolves for those experiencing chronic conditions, many patients ask, what’s the difference between palliative medicine and hospice care? Read More

Urgent Care of Evangelical Earns Certification from Urgent Care Association of America

February 15, 2017 | What’s Happening

Urgent Care of Evangelical, located at West Branch Medical Center, 7095 West Branch Highway, Lewisburg, has been awarded the Certified Urgent Care designation. Read More

A Ride-Along Encourages Walking – In Another Person’s Shoes

December 02, 2016 | From Our Professionals

The Evangelical Pre-Hospital Services team is responsible for life-sustaining treatments at the scene of an emergency and provide vital patient information to the Emergency Department before the patient arrives. Over the course of the past year, I was invited numerous times by members of this expert team to work a shift. Recently, I accepted the challenge, but with trepidation. Read More