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NEWS
November 2, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Inc. recently recognized significant service milestones for four of its dedicated employees. Together, the four represent 100 years of service. Mary Ann Shank, second from left, human resources specialist, has been with the agency since its inception 30 years ago. Liz Keller, left, manager of client accounts, and Sharon Monn, RN, right, admission care nurse, both of whom started on the same day, have served the agency for 25 years each.
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NEWS
August 16, 2006
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering registered nurses and practical nurses the opportunity to maintain or re-establish active licenses during a nurse refresher course starting in September. The course will include classroom learning, hands-on clinical application and a skills lab. The classroom portion will be offered in a distance-learning format Mondays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 14, from 6 to 9:45 p.m. Topics covered will include delivery of nursing care utilizing the nursing process; performing nursing procedures, including medication administration; caring for patients with various medical and surgical disturbances; and reintegrating oneself into the professional responsibilities of nursing.
NEWS
January 29, 2009
Jay Shell, president and CEO of Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, has been appointed to the Life-Span Products and Services board of directors. He also will serve on the policy committee, which focuses on the advocacy needs of seniors. LifeSpan, the largest senior-care provider association in the mid- Atlantic, represents more than 300 senior-care provider organizations in Maryland and Washington, D.C. LifeSpan's members include nonprofit and proprietary independent living, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, nursing facilities, subsidized senior housing, and community and hospital-based programs.
OBITUARIES
July 10, 2012
Anna "Memaw" Amelia Hawthorne, 101, joined her beloved Savior on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Ravenwood Nursing Care Center. Born Sept., 26, 1910, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Carpenter. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; three sons, Harry of Baltimore, Md., William of Hagerstown, Md., and James of Ellicott City, Md.; and two daughters, Beatrice Crawford of Hagerstown, and Cheryl Gaughan of Woodbridge, Va. Anna was a lifelong resident of Hagerstown.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | March 6, 2013
Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, at 22514 Cavetown Church Road, Cavetown, will hold a soup and sandwich sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be steamers, hot dogs, chicken corn, vegetable or bean soup and drinks. Patrons can eat in or carry out. For more information, call Debbie at 301-824-7513. Nurses refresher course The Continuing Education and Community Services Division at Hagerstown Community College will offer a three-part nurse refresher course for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses beginning this month.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 3, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Homewood at Williamsport on Friday announced plans to construct a $17 million health-care center. The new 80-bed nursing home will replace the existing facility, which has 123 nursing beds and 17 assisted-living beds, said Rich Lenehan, executive director of Homewood. The building, which will be at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Governor Lane Boulevard, is expected to be completed in 2009. The new two-story building will be larger than the existing nursing facility, which was built in the early 1950s, Lenehan said.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 4, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Homewood at Williamsport on Friday announced plans to construct a $17 million health-care center. The new 80-bed nursing home will replace the existing facility, which has 123 nursing beds and 17 assisted-living beds, said Rich Lenehan, executive director of Homewood. The building, which will be at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Governor Lane Boulevard, is expected to be completed in 2009. The new two-story building will be larger than the existing nursing facility, which was built in the early 1950s, Lenehan said.
NEWS
December 24, 2006
A check for $76,495 was presented to the Fulton County Medical Center on Dec. 11 from the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation. The funds were part of a matching grant received through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Job Training Fund Equipment Grant. The grant is a result of a collaborative effort with the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, Fulton County Medical Center, and Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School. The grant funds will be used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to be used, during clinical rotations, to train students entering the Allied Health field at the Fulton County Vo-Tech.
NEWS
August 24, 1997
A Western Maryland native will take over as director of the Western Maryland Center on Sept. 8, according to a release from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Cynthia M. Pellegrino, a registered nurse, has been appointed to the post, announced the department's secretary, Dr. Martin P. Wasserman. "Ms. Pellegrino's strong background in rehabilitative care makes her the ideal choice to maintain the history of excellence at Western Maryland Center," Wasserman said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
April 20, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - One hundred and ten Fulton County Medical Center employees began "a journey" across the United States recently. As part of the FCMC wellness program, all employees were given pedometers and log books. The employees will participate in the challenge to walk across Lincoln Highway. Beginning in McConnellsburg, teams of five will track their steps on a daily basis. The team with the most steps that crosses the virtual finish line in Astoria, Ore., will win gift certificates as prizes.
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