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July 28, 2014

Geisinger announces leadership succession plan

The Geisinger Health System Foundation Board of Directors has begun the process of recruiting a successor to Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., next year.

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July 25, 2014

Neurosurgeon joins Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital

Treatment for complex brain and spine problems now available for the first time

Earlier this month, Bryan Bolinger, D.O., a neurosurgeon, joined Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. This is the first time neurosurgery will be available in the Hospital, allowing patients to remain close to home when undergoing surgical treatment for problems affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

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July 25, 2014

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing accepting applications

The Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing is accepting applications to its professional nursing diploma program. The school offers several options, including: full-time, two-year; part-time, three- to four-year; or LPN to RN fast-track programs. Each program emphasizes competency, care and compassion with small class sizes that help expose the students to a wide variety of clinical areas as well as quality education. To obtain an application and additional program information, visit www.geisinger.edu/glhson, call 717-242-7930 or stop by the school at 426 Maple Ave. in Lewistown.

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July 15, 2014

Pink Zone donates $48,000 to Hospital

The Pennsylvania Pink zone recently presented Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital with a check for $48,000. The Hospital was one of six beneficiaries to receive monies from the 2014 Pink Zone fundraising efforts.

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June 26, 2014

Geisinger among 63 employers in nation recognized for promoting healthy workplaces, lifestyles

DANVILLE, Pa. – The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, recognized Geisinger Health System with its 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles. Geisinger was among 63 United States employers to receive the award.

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May 22, 2014

Hospital receives award for efforts to decrease healthcare-associated infections

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital was presented with the award for most the most innovated idea for decreasing healthcare-associated infections with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections. The award was presented by Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (QIP), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Pennsylvania.

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May 22, 2014

Geisinger president and CEO Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., named among 50 most influential leaders in health care

Dr. Steele places eighth on national Modern Healthcare list

Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Geisinger Health System, has been named the nation’s eighth most influential physician executive and leader by Modern Healthcare. This year marks the fourth consecutive year Dr. Steele has appeared on the list.

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May 22, 2014

Geisinger annual economic impact increases to $7.4 billion

Geisinger Health System annually contributes more than $7.4 billion to the local, regional and state economy, according to a new report by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). As a major employer of more than 21,000 people and through the ripple effect utilization of Pennsylvania suppliers and other businesses, Geisinger Health System also supports more than 36,664 jobs in the Commonwealth.

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May 15, 2014

First Six Months Successful at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital

By Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, Geisinger Health System President & CEO

LEWISTOWN, Pa. – We have reached six months since Lewistown Hospital became part of Geisinger Health System. It’s a particularly challenging time in healthcare with new government programs and regulations driving costs upward and decreasing reimbursement. Overall, though, things are going well at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

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May 01, 2014

Geisinger investigators study hepatitis C infection rates in Vietnam era veterans

New research finds Vietnam vets with hepatitis C do not have higher rates of the disease

DANVILLE, Pa. – A team of researchers from four health systems across the United States has published a study revealing that Vietnam era vets with hepatitis C virus (HCV) do not have higher rates of this disease due to injection drug abuse compared to nonveterans.

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April 02, 2014

Hospital will host annual golf tournament

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host their annual charity golf tournament on June 10 and 11 at the Lewistown Country Club.

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April 02, 2014

Hospital will host women's wellness workshop

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a Women’s Wellness Workshop on Saturday, May 10 from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Lewistown Country Club. The event is free and women age 13 and older are invited to attend.

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April 02, 2014

Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., listed among the Becker’s Hospital Review 40 Smartest People in Healthcare

Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review’s list “40 of the Smartest People in Healthcare.”

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March 31, 2014

Hospital will host flag-raising ceremony

The Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a flag-raising ceremony on Friday, April 11 at 9 a.m. outside the third floor registration entrance at the hospital.

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March 31, 2014

Hospital will host new CHF support group

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a new congestive heart failure (CHF) support group for CHF patients and their caregivers on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Surgical Center lobby.

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March 27, 2014

Hospital hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Deadline to register March 31

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will be hosting its annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 5, at the Lewistown Country Club. Two seating options are available: 8:30 to10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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March 06, 2014

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host uniform sale

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will be hosting a uniform, shoe and accessory sale on Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 2, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the sixth floor classroom at the hospital.

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March 06, 2014

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host education event for health care professionals

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a one-day, critical care seminar on Tuesday, May 13, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars in Spring Mills.

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March 05, 2014

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host spring book sale

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host spring book sale

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March 04, 2014

Hospital hosts health insurance marketplace seminar

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a free seminar on the new federal health insurance marketplace on Thursday, March 13, from 2-6 p.m. in the fourth floor classroom at the hospital.

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March 04, 2014

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Health Careers Exploring Post will host its monthly meeting for teens

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Health Careers Exploring Post will host its monthly meeting for teens

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February 06, 2014

Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D.named to U.S. Congressional Budget Office’s panel of health advisers

Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, has again been named to the United States Congressional Budget Office’s panel of health advisers.

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January 16, 2014

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospitals hosts dance marathon

Event benefits CHF program

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host the second annual "Dance Your Heart Out" 24-hour dance marathon. For adults and students in grades six and up, the event will take place beginning on Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m. through Sunday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at Rec Park Community Center, 108 Montgomery Ave., Lewistown.

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January 14, 2014

Mifflin-Juniata Community Health Needs Assessment Summit

Mifflin-Juniata Partners Advancing Tomorrow’s Health along with Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a community health needs assessment summit on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to – 3 p.m. at the Compass Center in Lewistown.

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January 09, 2014

Geisinger announces leadership appointment for Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital

Geisinger Health System announced the appointment of Michael T. Hegstrom, MD, as chief medical officer at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

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January 03, 2014

Penn State Lady Lions visit Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital

The Penn State Lady Lions basketball team recently made a visit to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

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November 21, 2013

Breakfast with Santa

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will host a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Lewistown Country Club. Seating options are available at 8:30 am or 10:30 am. Seating is limited and pre-registration required by December 2 or until tickets are sold out. Tickets are $5 per child ages 4-12, $10 per adult, and children 3 and under are free.

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November 21, 2013

Friends Hosts Handbag Sale

Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital is hosting an “In the Bag” handbag sale on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm in Classroom 4.

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November 21, 2013

Annual Festival of Baskets Kicks Off

Tickets on sale beginning November 25

On Monday, November 25, 2013, Friends of Geisinger Lewistown Hospital will kick off their annual Festival of Baskets Raffle featuring unique themed baskets created by hospital departments and friends. Winners will be drawn on Friday, December 13 at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. You need not be present to win. For ticket sale information, call (717) 242-7225. Proceeds benefit Friends of Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

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November 12, 2013

Hospital Unveils Health Careers Program for Teens

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital will unveil their new Health Careers Exploring Post during a “First Night” open house event for young men and women, ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old, with an interest in pursuing a future career in the healthcare industry. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Surgical Center Lobby, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

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November 12, 2013

Dr. Anderson Hosts Lap Banding Seminar

Weight loss surgery options reviewed

If you are considering weight loss surgery, join G. Scott Anderson, MD, FACS, general surgeon for FHA Surgical Services, for a free seminar on the REALIZE adjustable gastric banding solution on December 3, 2013 from 6:00 – 7:00pm in Classroom 4, Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

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October 29, 2013

Merger of Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger Health System approved

The full merger and integration of Lewistown Hospital into Geisinger Health System has received final approval from the Pennsylvania Attorney General and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Officials at Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger have set an effective date of November 1, 2013 for the new Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

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October 25, 2013

Kirk Thomas Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

Kirk E. Thomas, FACHE, MHA, RRT, Vice President of Operations, Lewistown Hospital, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

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October 25, 2013

School of Nursing Graduates Achieve 100% NCLEX Pass Rate

For the third year in a row, The Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing graduates have achieved a 100% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate. This means that all students in the School’s last three graduating classes have passed his/her national boards (NCLEX) the first time.

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September 23, 2013

Mifflin-Juniata Board of Realtors Donate to Hospital

Mifflin-Juniata Board of Realtors recently donated $1,000.00 to Lewistown Hospital to purchase items for children while in the hospital.

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September 19, 2013

FHA Welcomes New Primary Care Physician

Geisinger-Family Health Associates (FHA) welcomes F. Lamar Foley, Jr., MD, to the FHA Mifflintown primary care office.

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August 23, 2013

Diabetes Education Classes

Fall 2013

The Diabetes Resource Center at Lewistown Hospital is offering Fall Diabetes Education Classes. Classes will be held from 9:00 am - 11:00 am every Wednesday starting September 25 through October 23 at Lewistown Hospital in the Cardio Conference Room, 4th floor.

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August 14, 2013

Hospital Welcomes New General Surgeon

Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger-Family Health Associates (FHA) welcome general surgeon, Emily J. Turzanski, DO.

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August 09, 2013

Hospital Offers Cancer Survivorship Program

Lewistown Hospital is offering a “Living Well” Program for cancer survivors. The classes will be held on September 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Lewistown Hospital’s Community Cancer Treatment Center. Classes are free and pre registration is required by calling (717) 242-7297 by August 30.

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August 08, 2013

Hospital Hosts Uniform Sale

Friends of Lewistown Hospital will be hosting a uniform, shoe and accessory sale on August 28 and 29, 2013, 7am – 4pm, in Classroom 6. Event is open to the public. All major credit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit Friends of Lewistown Hospital. For more information, call (717) 242-7178.

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August 08, 2013

Hospital Welcomes New Sleep Specialist

Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger-Family Health Associates (FHA) welcome Karina Henriquez, MD, sleep specialist for the Sleep Center at Lewistown Hospital. Dr. Henriquez specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders as well as sleep education.

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June 21, 2013

Geisinger Board Approves Merger with Lewistown Hospital

The Geisinger Health System Foundation Board of Directors voted today to approve the Comprehensive Integration and Merger Agreement (CIMA) Geisinger has been working on with the leadership of Lewistown Healthcare Foundation. The Board at Lewistown Hospital voted its approval of the merger agreement last week. This vote brings the two organizations still closer to a full merger and integration.

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June 07, 2013

Lewistown Hospital Board Approves Merger

Lewistown Healthcare Foundation voted unanimously on June 6, 2013 to approve the Comprehensive Integration and Merger Agreement (CIMA) that it has been working on with the leadership of Geisinger Health System. This vote is a critical next step in the process to fully merge and integrate Lewistown Hospital and its entities into Geisinger Health System.

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May 31, 2013

Hospital Hosts Bus Trip

Lewistown Hospital is hosting a bus trip to the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, featuring the Vera Bradley Outlet, on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Cost is $25 per person. Departure time is 7:00 am from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Lewistown with a second pick up at the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren in Mifflintown. Bus will leave outlets at 7:00 pm to return home.

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May 07, 2013

Friends Donates to Cancer Treatment Center

Friends of Lewistown Hospital recently purchased a new scale for the Community Cancer Treatment Center.

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May 03, 2013

Back to Sleep Expands to Safe to Sleep

Perinatal Nurse Champions the New Campaign

The new Safe to Sleep campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep aims to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

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April 11, 2013

Hospital Hosts $5 Jewelry Sale

Friends of Lewistown Hospital is hosting a jewelry and accessory sale on Monday, May 6, 2013, from 7:00am – 4:00pm in Classroom 4. The event will feature unique costume jewelry and accessories all priced at $5.00. Proceeds benefit Friends of Lewistown Hospital. The sale is open to the public. Cash, check, credit cards accepted. For more information, call (717) 242-7178.

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April 11, 2013

Hospital Awarded Joint Commission Accreditation

Lewistown Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Lewistown Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

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March 04, 2013

Diabetes Alert Day RESCHEDULED

Free AC1 Screenings for Diabetes

The Diabetes Resource Center at Lewistown Hospital has rescheduled the free AC1 screenings for Tuesdday, April 9, from 9 -11 am and 2 - 4 pm in Classroom 4. No fasting is required. Diabetes educators will be available for questions. Registration required by calling 717-242-7198.

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March 01, 2013

Critical Care Seminar for Healthcare Providers

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February 20, 2013

Hospital Lifts Visitor Restrictions

Effective February 20, 2013, Lewistown Hospital has lifted its visitation restrictions on children under the age of 18. The hospital will continue to monitor flu activity and will impose visitor restrictions as needed.

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February 11, 2013

Local Businesses Support Pink Zone

JP Edward’s Restaurant and Seven Mountains Wine Cellars are supporting the Pennsylvania Pink Zone 2013 fundraising efforts which benefit the Breast Care Center at Lewistown Hospital as well as five other beneficiaries this year.

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February 05, 2013

Diabetes Program Receives ADA Recognition

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to our Diabetes Program. ADA believes that our Program offers high-quality education that is essential component of effective diabetes treatment and meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

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January 18, 2013

Heart Health Risk Assessment Offered

Lewistown Hospital will host a Heart Health Risk Assessment on February 12, 2013 from 10am – 3pm in the 4th Floor Classroom. Event will feature health screenings including blood pressures and blood sugars, heart healthy snacks, and a heart risk assessment.

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January 17, 2013

Cancer Classic Benefits Pink Zone

MCHS Girls Basketball vs. Hollidaysburg

When girls basketball squads from Mifflin County and Hollidaysburg take to the MCHS court on Saturday, January 26, 2013, they will be opponents on the scoreboard but teammates in the battle against cancer.

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January 16, 2013

Hospital Issues Visitor Restrictions

Effective January 16, 2013, Lewistown Hospital will enforce the following visitation restrictions: No children under the age of 18, no siblings of newborns in maternity under the age of 18; all visitors to maternity must check in at nurses station and wear a mask; If you are experiencing any cold and flu symptoms and need to be at hospital, wear a mask; and if you are experiencing any cold and flu symptoms and don’t need to be at the hospital, do not visit.

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January 15, 2013

Hospital Hosts Pink Out Day

Benefits Pennsylvana Pink Zone

Lewistown Hospital will host a “Pink Out” day on January 25, 2013 in the Hospital’s 4th floor classroom from 7 am – 4 pm. Event will feature many pink themed items such as baked goods, crafts, and fresh flowers. Proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania Pink Zone and its six 2013 beneficiaries including Lewistown Hospital’s Breast Care Center.

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January 14, 2013

Flu Shot Clinic Offered

Mifflin-Juniata Partners in Advancing Tomorrow’s Health (MJ PATH) is holding a flu shot clinic on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Lewistown Hospital in the Surgical Center Lobby on the 4th floor.

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January 14, 2013

Merger Q&A Web Page Available

Lewistown Hospital now offers a way for the community to ask questions about the pending merger between the Hospital and Geisinger Health System. Community members can go online to submit any questions they may have and to read up-to-date details on the future of Lewistown Hospital by visiting www.lewistownhospital.org/merger. Questions are submitted anonymously and answers to all questions are posted for review.

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January 09, 2013

Flu Alert High

Lewistown Hospital has seen a dramatic increase in the number of positive tests for the flu over the last two week and is concerned about protecting their patients, staff and visitors. The Hospital is asking people with flu-like symptoms such as a fever, cough, or runny nose to refrain from visiting patients.

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January 04, 2013

Hospital Hosts Adjustable Gastric Banding Seminar

Considering Weight Loss Surgery?

If you are considering weight loss surgery, join G. Scott Anderson, MD, FACS, general surgeon for FHA Surgical Services, for a free seminar on the REALIZE adjustable gastric banding solution on February 4, 2013 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in Classroom 4, Lewistown Hospital.

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December 14, 2012

Local Students Support Upcoming Dance Marathon

Students from Juniata County are gearing up for the Friends of Lewistown Hospital’s "Dance Your Heart Out" 24 hour dance marathon on February 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM thru Sunday, February 3, at 10:00 AM, at Rec Park Community Center in Lewistown with students from grades 6 and up to adults participating.

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December 04, 2012

Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger Health System Sign Letter of Intent

Geisinger Health System (GHS) and Lewistown Hospital have announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore ways the organizations can work together to benefit health care in Lewistown and the surrounding area.

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December 03, 2012

School of Nursing Open House

See the new classrooms at their new location.

The Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing will be hosting an open house on Monday, December 3, 2012, from 1:00 – 8:00 PM at their new classrooms, located at 100 5th Avenue, Lewistown. Join the School of Nursing as they celebrate their 7th anniversary and the opening of their new classrooms.

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November 15, 2012

Hospital Hosts Free Lymphedema Management Seminar

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November 05, 2012

Free Diabetes Day Talk

In honor of Diabetes Day, Virginia M. Wray, DO, CNSP, and Medical Director for Geisinger-Family Health Associates Weight Management & Nutrition Center, will present, “Using Bariatric Surgery to Treat Type 2 Diabetes,” on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in Lewistown Hospital’s 4th floor classroom.

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October 29, 2012

Lewistown Hospital Announces Closings

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October 29, 2012

The Family Place Reschedules Prepared Childbirth Class

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October 18, 2012

Main Laboratory Receives Accreditation from CAP

Lewistown Hospital Main Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Program.

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October 16, 2012

Hospital Ensures Medication Safety

Responds to Meningitis Outbreak

In light of the recent tragic news regarding the outbreak of fungal meningitis, the origin of which is suspected contaminated vials of methylprednisolone acetate suspension compounded by the New England Compounding Center, Lewistown Hospital confirmed today that the hospital pharmacy has never contracted with the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts to provide compounded products for the hospital or the pain management center.

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September 24, 2012

Pink Out Auction This Week

Friday, September 28 starting at 3:00 PM

Lewistown Hospital will host a “Pink Out” event on Friday, September 28, 2012 to benefit the Pennsylvania Pink Zone. The event will take place rain or shine in the parking lot across from the Surgical Center at the Hospital.

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September 11, 2012

Blood Gas Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation

Lewistown Hospital Blood Gas Laboratory receives accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

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August 14, 2012

Hospital Hosts Community Healthcare Forum

A community healthcare forum will be held on Thursday, August 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn, Burnham.

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July 31, 2012

Hospital Beneficiary of Pink Zone

Pink Out Auction September 28

As one of the six beneficiaries, Lewistown Hospital and its Wellness 4 Women Group (W4W) are committed to supporting and raising funds for the Pennsylvania Pink Zone. Throughout the year, the Hospital and W4W Group will be hosting various fundraising events. The first fundraiser will be a “Pink Out” live auction and themed basket raffle on Friday, September 28, 2012.

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July 19, 2012

Cancer Survivorship Fall Program Offered

Living Well Program Begins September 5

Lewistown Hospital is offering a “Living Well” Program for cancer survivors. The classes will be held on September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012, 6-7:30 pm at Lewistown Hospital’s Community Cancer Treatment Center. Classes are free and pre registration is required by calling (717) 242-7297 by August 29.

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July 17, 2012

Lewistown Hospital Receives Donation from Pink Zone

Over $203,000 Donated to Six Beneficiaries

The 2012 WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State was a record-breaking event in the Lady Lions’ fight against breast cancer as the Penn State women’s basketball team donated $203,000 to six breast cancer charities. The funds raised by the 2012 Pink Zone at Penn State were donated to charities on the local, state and national level and included Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay YowCancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Lewistown Hospital.

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July 03, 2012

FHA Welcomes Dr. Recalde

Geisinger-Family Health Associates (FHA) would like to announce that Carlos M. Recalde, MD, who specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), will be joining FHA effective August 1, 2012.

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May 08, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

May Meeting at Derry Park for "Walk and Talk"

FHA Center for Weight Management and Nutrition will host its monthly bariatric surgery support group on Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 6-7pm at Derry Park for a “Walk and Talk” session. Attendees should meet at 6:00 pm at the green pavilion.

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April 17, 2012

Hospital Hosts Annual Golf Tournament

June 12 and 13, 2012

Lewistown Healthcare Foundation and Friends of Lewistown Hospital are hosting their annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 12 and 13, 2012 at the Lewistown Country Club.

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April 11, 2012

Public Invited to tour Zimmer Mobile Learning Center

Lewistown Hospital will host the Zimmer Mobile Learning Center (MLC) on May 3, 2012. The Zimmer MLC will be open to the public from 1:00 – 5:00pm and will be located in the 4th Street visitor parking lot across from the Surgical Center.

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March 16, 2012

School of Nursing Graduates Achieve 100% NCLEX Pass Rate

The Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing 2011 graduates have achieved a 100% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate. This means that all 20 students in the School's last graduating class passed his/her national boards (NCLEX) the first time.

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February 13, 2012

Friends Host John Deere Tractor Raffle

Friends of Lewistown Hospital is raffling off an x300 series riding mower with a 48 inch cutting width.

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February 13, 2012

ACS Looking for Volunteers

The American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women at select locations across the United States and Puerto Rico for CPS-3.

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February 13, 2012

Hospital Hosts Women's Wellness Workshop

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Calvary Bible Church in Lewistown from 7:00am -12:00pm.

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February 13, 2012

FHA Welcomes Family Practice Specialist

Adaku Orisadele, MD, joins Geisinger-Family Health Associates in Mifflintown.

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February 08, 2012

New Cancer Survivor Program Offered

Living Well Survivor Program Begins March 7

Lewistown Hospital is offering a “Living Well” Program for cancer survivors. The first series of classes will be held on March 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 1:00 – 2:30pm at Lewistown Hospital’s Community Cancer Treatment Center. Classes are free and pre registration is required by calling (717) 242-7297 by February 29.

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January 31, 2012

Human Services Needs Assessment Underway

Questionnaires Sent to Mifflin and Juniata County Residents

The Mifflin Juniata Human Services Department, in cooperation with the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata and the Lewistown Hospital, is conducting a Needs Assessment in order to identify gaps in human services. An essential part of the process is a questionnaire that is being mailed to 3,000 residents in Mifflin and Juniata counties.

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January 05, 2012

Lewistown Hospital Named Pink Zone Beneficiary

Proceeds to benefit Hospital's Breast Care Center

The Breast Care Center at Lewistown Hospital will be one of six beneficiaries of monies raised from the WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State event held on Sunday, February 26 as the Lady Lions take on Minnesota at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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