December 30, 2012
Dr. Joseph Thornton recently was presented the 2012 Physician of the Year Award by Lutheran Home Care & Hospice and LIFE Lutheran Services. Thornton was nominated by Lisa Beaver, Hospice RN. In nominating him, Beaver noted that he “uses a holistic approach and looks at each of his clients as a whole person. He treats them with the utmost respect. He is extremely sensitive to the clients that I share with him in the hospice spectrum. He is always very willing to accept advice on med regimes to keep clients comfortable.
June 5, 2012
Ceremonial shovels digging into the dirt of a vacant field on the Jefferson, Berkeley County line on June 13 will signal the start of construction for Hospice of the Panhandle Inc.'s $11.5 million, 14-bed inpatient facility and office complex. The campaign, which began 3 1/2 years ago, got a boost last week when the Jefferson County Commission agreed to funnel $6 million in bank qualified, tax-exempt commercial development revenue bonds to the project. Berkeley County officials did the same earlier in the amount of $2 million.
October 7, 2011
Lutheran Home Care & Hospice will host a Health and Wellness talk on "Cholesterol: The Good, Bad & the Ugly" at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at The Fleck Center at Luther Ridge Retirement Community, 2998 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. The program is free. No registration is required. For more information, call 717-764-8178.
November 25, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kellie Woerner recently received Lutheran Home Care & Hospice's 2009 Karen A. Rohaly Award at the agency's annual Employee Appreciation Dinner. Woerner has been employed by the agency for 19 years. She is the office coordinator for the agency's Adams County office. In one of the nominations, Woerner was described as "computer tech, supply manager, copy person, scheduler, receptionist, new staff trainer and the first person many people see when they stop into the office.
November 10, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- "Adoption for me is one of the most wonderful things that happened to me because who knows where I'd be or if I'd even be alive. " Evelyn confidently addressed a room full of people Monday when telling her story. The girl's 13th birthday is mere days away, but her life has another significant milestone that is cause for celebration - her adoption. Evelyn, whose last name is being withheld at the request Franklin County (Pa.) Children & Youth Services, thanked her adoptive parents for providing her with educational and other opportunities she might not otherwise have.
September 23, 2009
Home Health Care of Washington County Hospital recently celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting an open house at its Howell Road location. Among those attending the event were Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr; Sondra Funk, a representative for state Sen. Donald F. Munson; and Robin Summerfield, field representative for U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin. Also attending were Julianna Albowicz, special assistant to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who presented a proclamation to the agency; and Hagerstown City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman, who presented a proclamation from the City of Hagerstown.
May 13, 2009
COLLEGE BASEBALL Three Rams make All-region Three Shepherd University players have been selected to the 2009 Daktronics II Baseball All-Atlantic Region team. Junior third baseman Brian Collins, a Jefferson graduate, and junior reliever Kenny Reisinger were first team selections, while freshman first baseman Nathan Minnich, a Waynesboro graduate, was a second-team choice. Collins is hitting .385 with 16 home runs, 16 doubles and 52 RBIs. Collins is 3-0 on the mound with a 1.93 ERA. Reisinger has a 4-2 record with eight saves and a 1.86 ERA. He has fanned 40 and walked only 13 in 53 1/3 innings.
April 15, 2009
COLLEGE BASEBALL Allegany 10-21, HCC 9-1 CUMBERLAND, Md. -- Neil Callahan had two hits, including a home run, but HCC gave up a four-run lead as Allegany rallied past the Hawks in the bottom of the seventh to take the opener of a doubleheader sweep. Justin Everhart had two hits and four RBIs, John Barrrett homered and drove in three runs, and Matt Greene, Daniel Heatwole and Travis Sluger had two hits each for the Hawks (25-12). Allegany 10-21, HCC 9-1 Game 1 HCC 301 140 0 -- 9 14 3 Allegany 002 210 5 -- 10 15 1 Hayes, Briggs (4)
February 28, 2009
COLLEGE BASEBALL Shepherd 7-3, So. New Hampshire 0-4 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University's Patrick Smith and Kenny Reisinger combined to throw a one-hitter in game 1 as the Rams split with Southern New Hampshire on Saturday. Smith struck out nine Penmen in 4 2/3 innings, giving up just a Scott Strong single in the fifth, while Reisinger followed with 2 1/3 innings of hitless ball. Tyler Beard went 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs, Nathan Minnich went 3-for-3 and scored a pair of runs and Patrick Aragon drove in two for Shepherd (5-3)
February 25, 2009
MEN'S BASKETBALL Region XX tournament at HCC Hagerstown Community College will face Garrett on Friday at 5 p.m. as the Hawks play host to the Region XX tournament, starting today at the HCC athletic complex. HCC is the third seed in the five-team Division I tournament, which crowns the region's representative to the National Junior College tournament. The Division II and III tournaments will also be played at HCC. Eight teams vie for the Division II bid while five play for Division III's slot.