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Health

Kiwanis of BENV raises $1,761 for Children’s Miracle Network

MILL HALL — When the Kiwanis Club of Bald Eagle and Nittany Valleys learned that the annual telethon fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network and The Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville would not be held this year, members were disappointed. Since the ...

UPMC nurses receive DAISY awards

WILLIAMSPORT — Five nurses from UPMC in North Central Pa. were recently recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Cathy Brandt, RN, Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Williamsport, was nominated by a patient. The patient wrote, “Cathy was my nurse following surgery ...

Safe travel takes a little preparation

While we’re still in a worldwide pandemic, there are many signs that the world is starting to return to a sense of what life was like before COVID-19. Many states and countries are lifting quarantine and mask mandates as well as modifying travel restrictions. Shops, restaurants, and other ...

UPMC Williamsport’s trauma center designation expected to spare lives

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Williamsport has been granted Level II Trauma Center accreditation by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, putting in place a team of surgeons and others who specialize in dealing with patients suffering from gunshot wounds, stabbings, car accidents, and falls that ...

Geisinger continues walk-ins

DANVILLE — Geisinger continues to offer walk-in and by-appointment COVID-19 vaccine events this week at its four vaccine centers. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations will be available: — Friday, July 23, at the Geisinger Hughes Center Vaccine Center, 9 Stearns Lane, Danville, from 9 a.m. to ...

St. Jude hits donation milestone to fight childhood cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, even the sky is no longer the limit. At a time when similar institutions face fundraising shortfalls as donors have shifted their priorities in response to the pandemic, the Memphis-based hospital has just completed its biggest ...