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June 26, 1998
MONT ALTO, Pa. - A free information session on the RN to BS Nursing Program at Penn State Mont Alto will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 106 of the Science Technology Building on the campus. For information, call Deborah DeLuca at 1-717-749-6137.
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.
NEWS
April 22, 2008
The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday, May 1, at Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive in Hagerstown. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jeffrey Worth, RN, of the Boonsboro Wellness Center, a specialist in acupuncture and oriental medicine. His topic will be "Demystifying Oriental Medicine. " All guests reservations and cancellations must be made no later than Sunday by calling the attendance chair at 301-790-0913. Guests are welcome.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2012
Brandy Long, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for February. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. Long, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, was nominated for her efforts to assist an 18-year-old patient who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. According to the nomination form, Long went above and beyond to assist the patient with diabetes education. She was observed speaking on the telephone with the patient after he was discharged, making sure he followed discharge instructions.
NEWS
October 3, 2009
Washington County Hospital has announced the first graduating class from its RN-BSN program through the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Twenty-one nurses graduated from the program in May with bachelor's degrees in nursing development. The program offers registered nurses (RNs) the opportunity to further their education by earning their bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) while working at the hospital. Professors from the College of Notre Dame traveled to Hagerstown so that classes could be offered on the hospital's campus.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2013
Meritus Health Sira Diakite , RN, was the recipient of Meritus Health's December/January DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses and Brenda Walling, RN, was selected as the March honoree. According to a recent Meritus Medical Center patient, Diakite “will do whatever it takes to make sure her patients are as comfortable, safe and secure as possible. She has respect for patients, co-workers, doctors, etc. We need many more like her.” In regard to Walling, a relative of a recent patient stated, “Having to work around so many of us in an already crowded room had to be a challenge for Ms. Walling, but she never made us feel that we were in the way. Certainly an emotional time for all of us, her compassion certainly was such a comfort … Meritus Medical Center should be proud to have her on the staff.
NEWS
July 21, 2009
MAY 28, 1975-JULY 18, 2009 FREDERICK, Md. -- Jennifer Lynn Coblentz, 34, of Frederick, Md., passed away surrounded by her family and friends on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born May 28, 1975, in Frederick, she was the daughter of George and Sandra Coblentz of Knoxville, Md. Jennifer was a 1993 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She received an associate of arts degree from Hagerstown Community College in 1997 and she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing in May of 2000 from Shepherd College.
OBITUARIES
March 14, 2011
MAY 10, 1911-MARCH 5, 2011 JEFFERSONVILLE, Pa. — Nancy J. (Harp) Brant, 99, of Jeffersonville, died peacefully March 5, 2011, at the Coatesville (Pa.) VA Medical Center’s hospice.   She was the wife of the late Charles J. Brant Sr., who preceded her in death in 1975. Born May 10, 1911, in Chewsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late James H. and Cora M. (Paulsgrove) Harp. Nancy graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1929 and from the former Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia as an R.N. in 1933.
NEWS
by DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | May 25, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Nearly losing a foot in an accident 30 years ago led Minna Pulgar to become a nurse, while it was a second career for Barb Kolanowski, both of whom were named Chambersburg Hospital Nurses of the Year this month. Their Summit Health system colleague Jill Phinicie was named Waynesboro Hospital's Nurse of the Year. "I was a patient here back in 1967 and I had excellent care," said Pulgar, named the Licensed Practical Nurse of the year at a ceremony in Chambersburg Hospital.
NEWS
BY KEVIN CLAPP | May 12, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com All is quiet in the intensive care unit on the second floor of Washington County Hospital. On duty nurses flutter around the triangular wing tending to patients, recording information into computers or grabbing a moment's respite in the bread box that passes for a kitchen/lounge. In green surgical scrubs, stethoscope hanging around her neck, registered nurse May Hoffman changes an IV for one gentleman on a ventilator. She is three and a half hours into a 12-hour shift and will care for several more patients in ICU before punching out around 7 p.m. Hoffman, a 24-year veteran, loves her job. L-O-V-E-S, loves it. But she's 47, likely closer to the end of her career than the beginning.
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BUSINESS
March 31, 2013
Meritus Health Sira Diakite , RN, was the recipient of Meritus Health's December/January DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses and Brenda Walling, RN, was selected as the March honoree. According to a recent Meritus Medical Center patient, Diakite “will do whatever it takes to make sure her patients are as comfortable, safe and secure as possible. She has respect for patients, co-workers, doctors, etc. We need many more like her.” In regard to Walling, a relative of a recent patient stated, “Having to work around so many of us in an already crowded room had to be a challenge for Ms. Walling, but she never made us feel that we were in the way. Certainly an emotional time for all of us, her compassion certainly was such a comfort … Meritus Medical Center should be proud to have her on the staff.
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BUSINESS
April 15, 2012
Brandy Long, RN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for February. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. Long, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, was nominated for her efforts to assist an 18-year-old patient who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. According to the nomination form, Long went above and beyond to assist the patient with diabetes education. She was observed speaking on the telephone with the patient after he was discharged, making sure he followed discharge instructions.
OBITUARIES
March 14, 2011
MAY 10, 1911-MARCH 5, 2011 JEFFERSONVILLE, Pa. — Nancy J. (Harp) Brant, 99, of Jeffersonville, died peacefully March 5, 2011, at the Coatesville (Pa.) VA Medical Center’s hospice.   She was the wife of the late Charles J. Brant Sr., who preceded her in death in 1975. Born May 10, 1911, in Chewsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late James H. and Cora M. (Paulsgrove) Harp. Nancy graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1929 and from the former Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia as an R.N. in 1933.
OBITUARIES
January 24, 2011
FEB. 2, 1917-JAN. 21, 2011 SYKESVILLE, Md. — Mary Barbara Baxter Stottlemyer was born Feb. 2, 1917, at the stone house in Thurmont, Md. She was the only child of Russell Nevin Baxter and Eleanor Lee Miller Baxter. After graduating from Thurmont High School, she went on to graduate as an RN from the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. That same year, she married John Ray Stottlemyer. After their son, Bob, was born in 1940, they moved to Springfield, Vt., and lived there for six years, where they celebrated the birth of son Alan in 1943.
NEWS
October 3, 2009
Washington County Hospital has announced the first graduating class from its RN-BSN program through the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Twenty-one nurses graduated from the program in May with bachelor's degrees in nursing development. The program offers registered nurses (RNs) the opportunity to further their education by earning their bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) while working at the hospital. Professors from the College of Notre Dame traveled to Hagerstown so that classes could be offered on the hospital's campus.
NEWS
July 21, 2009
MAY 28, 1975-JULY 18, 2009 FREDERICK, Md. -- Jennifer Lynn Coblentz, 34, of Frederick, Md., passed away surrounded by her family and friends on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born May 28, 1975, in Frederick, she was the daughter of George and Sandra Coblentz of Knoxville, Md. Jennifer was a 1993 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She received an associate of arts degree from Hagerstown Community College in 1997 and she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing in May of 2000 from Shepherd College.
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.
NEWS
April 22, 2008
The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday, May 1, at Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive in Hagerstown. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jeffrey Worth, RN, of the Boonsboro Wellness Center, a specialist in acupuncture and oriental medicine. His topic will be "Demystifying Oriental Medicine. " All guests reservations and cancellations must be made no later than Sunday by calling the attendance chair at 301-790-0913. Guests are welcome.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 9, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Teresa Napier is just days away from marking her 20th year as a licensed practical nurse at Chambersburg Hospital, but plans to spend the rest of her career as a registered nurse through a program offered by Summit Health. Napier and 17 other men and women make up the first class in the LPN to RN Program to address a shortage of registered nurses that is expected to grow as the population ages. The application for the second class in the 12-month program runs from Feb. 12 to March 30 with classes beginning in the fall.
NEWS
by DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | May 25, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Nearly losing a foot in an accident 30 years ago led Minna Pulgar to become a nurse, while it was a second career for Barb Kolanowski, both of whom were named Chambersburg Hospital Nurses of the Year this month. Their Summit Health system colleague Jill Phinicie was named Waynesboro Hospital's Nurse of the Year. "I was a patient here back in 1967 and I had excellent care," said Pulgar, named the Licensed Practical Nurse of the year at a ceremony in Chambersburg Hospital.
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