November 30, 2011
Richard J. Rice, 83, of Baltimore, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care at North West Hospital in Baltimore. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
November 7, 2003
To physician Ira Byock, "dying well" means giving progressively ill loved ones and patients a sense of comfort and the best possible quality of life during their remaining years. "The best care possible for our loved ones requires love ... tender loving care," Byock said Thursday during the Continuing Care Beyond Cure symposium at Robinwood Medical Center. Byock said actions such as brushing a loved one's hair, giving them a hug or making sure they're clean can help them retain their dignity as they are dying.
December 18, 2008
JULY 18, 1924-DEC. 17, 2008 MISHAWAKA, Ind. - William Lee Mishler, 84, of Ardennes Court, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Regency Place in South Bend, Ind. Born July 18, 1924, in South Bend, he was the son of the late Ora and Flossie Gronkright Mishler. He retired from Mack Trucks Inc. in Hagerstown, after working for 13 years at Studebaker Corp. in South Bend. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was awarded four bronze stars. He was a member of American Legion Post 42 of Hagerstown.
June 22, 2008
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses Linda Altizer, a charter member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), spoke at NAON's 28th Annual Congress May 17 to 23 in San Jose, Calif. Altizer, who recently completed a four-year term on NAON's board of directors, spoke on the topics "The Role of the Forensic Nurse," "Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Nursing Documentation" and "The Definition of a DNP. " Altizer also led the event's Sunday Devotional, which was titled "A Soldier in the Army of the Lord.
February 25, 2012
Calvary United Methodist Church , Martinsburg, W.Va. Lenten study will begin Sunday and continue on Sunday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. The topic will be A Journey in John's Gospel. To register, call 304-267-4542. Christ Reformed United Church of Christ , Sharpsburg, Wednesday Lenten service will be held at 7 p.m. The theme will be Woman with Bleeding. Haven Lutheran Church , Wednesday in Lent, a guest speaker will discuss palliative care at 5:15 p.m., followed by soup and sandwiches at 6 p.m., and a Lenten service with the Holden Evening Prayer as the liturgy at 7 p.m. Contact the church at 301-733-5056, if you plan to attend.
April 19, 2010
Acupuncture office hosts open house SUFI Acupuncture invites the public to its new treating space at 28 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown on Tuesday, April 20. The grand opening event begins with Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II cutting a ribbon at 11 a.m. Singer-songwriter Camela Widad Kraemer will perform from noon to 12:30 p.m., followed by a light lunch. Thomas Munib Merrill and Shamsa Kara Bowman will provide free acupuncture treatments from 1 to 6 p.m. Gift drawings will occur all day. Please for information, call 301-358-5549 or go to http://www.
March 2, 2011
-JAN. 30, 2011 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Glenn Alden Jeffrey, 89, of River Ridge Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the John F. Keever Solace Center. A native of Mount Carmel, Pa., he was a son of the late Clayton and Florence Zimmerman Jeffrey. Mr. Jeffrey was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard and participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy. He was also a charter member of the Parkville American Legion Post 183 in Baltimore, Md., and an active member of the 29th Division Association.
April 19, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The palliative care team at Chambersburg Hospital in March was presented with the President's Award for Team Excellence. The award, presented by Summit Health President and CEO Norman Epstein, recognizes outstanding hospital teams that display the hospital's core values of integrity, compassion, excellence and service. The palliative care team at Chambersburg Hospital was developed in July 2007 to focus on the needs and symptoms of patients admitted to the hospital with advanced or chronic illnesses, for which a cure might not be available.
January 2, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nurses Barb Schwartz and Lisa Beaver and Hospice Nurse Supervisor Debbie Shilling of Hospice of the Good Shepherd recently received their Hospice and Palliative Care certification from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The certification recognizes their expertise in the field of pain relief and symptom control. Other Hospice of the Good Shepherd employees who have received the certification are Dr. Carolyn Classen, medical director; Janet Dell, director; and Bob Soergel, Hospice nurse supervisor.