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Rainbow flags fly higher

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Protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+community isn’t only a professional commitment for Kim Brister. It has personal meaning to her as well.

Therapy Leads to Lasting Friendship

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On a Wednesday summer morning, Sarah Keith of Chambersburg arrives to respiratory rehabilitation at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital. Vicki Lemmon of St. Thomas arrives soon after.

Shapiro: Over 1,000 Price Gouging Tips

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday that his office’s dedicated price-gouging email has received more than 1,000 tips from Pennsylvanians reporting price hikes.

Robotic Surgery Allows Local Man to Return to Retirement Following Cancer...

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Larry Mellott doesn’t let much stop him from enjoying his retirement. A mechanic all his life, Mellott now spends free time helping at his buddy’s butcher shop, or outdoors hunting and fishing

WellSpan offers remote visits, urges people to stay home

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Remote visits can be a video meeting that allows the provider to assess a patient utilizing smartphone or laptop cameras. If patients do not have access to video technology at home, many visits can be completed over the phone.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise,12 new deaths

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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine again today urged Pennsylvanians to stay calm and stay home in light of The continued rise in confirmed cases across the state.

A day in the life of a nurse practitioner battling COVID-19

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“It’s not a perfect system. And it’s, you know, it’s not a reflection of my own organization — which is doing the absolute best they can — or even my community, which has stepped up and donated as much as they can to our supplies. It’s unfortunately just an impact of this this whole outbreak that our system was not prepared for,”

43.8% of adults in Pennsylvania face elevated coronavirus risk

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The share of adults over age 60 out of the total at-risk adult population is 74.2 percent. The share of adults age 18 to 60 who are at risk is 16.7 percent.

COVID-19 numbers up, locally and statewide

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Franklin, Cumberland and Adams Counties. Statewide, there are now officially 5,805 confirmed cases, up 962 from yesterday.

Coronavirus Related Cancellations in and Around Franklin County

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All area school districts have announced schools will be closed for the next two weeks. The Franklin County Library System is also closing, as well as Results Fitness and several WellSpan mini care facilities around the county.

WellSpan: Don’t ignore symptoms

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Data from large health systems across the country show COVID-19 patients in their 30s and 40s may be having strokes at a higher rate than non-COVID-19 patients in their age group.

It’s That Time of Year: Keep Babies Safe From RSV

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If you’re a mom or have mom friends, a recent scroll on your social feeds may have made one thing clear. Babies in the area are coming down with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.

Splash Your Sole Runners Help the Gleaning Project

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The colorful runners of the 2019 Splash Your Sole 5k helped raise $2,500 for the South-Central Community Action Program and The Gleaning Project.

Shapiro Creates Consumer Tool to Combat Coronavirus Price Gouging

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro sent a message to Pennsylvania residents and businesses this week: The public is protected from price gouging as the new Coronavirus crisis spreads.

WellSpan Health top PA health system

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WellSpan is the first Pennsylvania health system to receive the prestigious Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in 15 years.

How to Avoid the Flu!

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Dr. Rictor explains everything you need to know about avoiding the flu this season.

Sherri Stahl Named to Expanded WellSpan Role

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Sherri Stahl, long-standing leader with Summit Health and WellSpan Health, will transition to the position of Senior Vice President, WellSpan Health.

Everyone Loves Rosie: Midwife Klinepeter Retires

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“Everyone loves Rosie. She’s a joy to be around.” That’s what both coworkers and patients say about Certified Nurse Midwife Rosie Klinepeter.

Open letter from local boys and girls clubs

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The Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Chambersburg and Shippensburg are taking proactive steps to continue to serve the kids who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic, online if necessary.

Keystone Health Begins Using COVID-19 Screening Tents

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Keystone Health begins screening patients for COVID-19 in outdoor tents Monday at 111 Chambers Hill Drive and 830 Fifth Avenue in Chambersburg.

Longtime Waynesboro Nurse, Barb Bock, Receives Lifetime DAISY Award

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When an employee retires, they typically get cards, kind words from their colleagues and maybe some cake.

Governor Wolf Announces Closure of Pennsylvania Schools

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Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16.

Elyse Fisler named Chief Nursing Officer for WellSpan Waynesboro, Chambersburg Hospitals

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A local nursing leader and advocate for children with Autism has been named Chief Nursing Officer for WellSpan Waynesboro and Chambersburg Hospitals

Universal testing for nursing homes

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In Franklin County, as of Monday, 9 of the county’s 15 COVID-19 deaths were nursing home residents. Most of those were at one facility, according to one local source.

Maranatha Spearheads ‘Faith Feeding’ for the Hungry During COVID-19 Emergency

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It will feature a cookout in the ministry’s parking lot, but will not encourage the public to congregate there for the meal. Instead, the prepared food will be packaged for take out or delivery from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Franklin County Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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One person has tested positive for the Coronavirus in Franklin County, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed this morning.

March 21 Closures, Cancellations and Changes

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Notices of closures and cancellations have slowed down, mostly because local organizations quickly took proactive action as the Coronavirus began to spread earlier this month.

Counting coronavirus deaths

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COVID-19 kills people in a specific and measurable way, and there are specific guidelines for determining whether it was the cause of death.

Briefs: Virtual meetings, penpals and gratitude

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Chambersburg Area School District is going virtual for its. Next meeting later this month. The Area Agency n Aging is asking for letters for seniors and CPD has been receiving lots of support for its officers from the community.

Stop panic buying and hoarding, Wolf pleads

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The state's food supply can outlast the restrictions on public life caused by the pandemic, officials said.

New treatment for COVID-19 patients

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To date, WellSpan Health physicians have used this investigational treatment for some of the sickest COVID-19 patients at Good Samaritan, Chambersburg And York Hospitals. Only those who are critically ill and hospitalized qualify for convalescent plasma treatment.

UW fund benefits neighbors

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“This is the work United Way was built for. We are here to mobilize the community to help our neighbors,” said local United way Executive Director Amy Hicks.

COVID-19 cases grow by almost 2,000

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Franklin County now reports 52 confirmed cases since March 19. Cumberland County has had 88 reported cases and two deaths. Adam’s County’s case numbers stand at 38 cases. It reported its first Coronavirus-related death yesterday.

Keystone Health Opens New Building

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The new Keystone Health facility at 111 Chambers Hill Drive opens Monday. The first floor of the building will be operational at that time.

Local RN Receives DAISY Award

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Derek Coy, a Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, received the June DAISY award after being nominated by a heart attack survivor for his exceptional care and compassion.

Franklin remains red

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Wolf announced Friday that 12 more Pennsylvania counties will move to yellow May 22, including the rest of Franklin’s neighbors. Franklin was not on that list.

Car Rides to Surgery Help Ease Anxiety for Young Patients

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When Kaylee Hawk woke up the morning of her tonsillectomy and arrived at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, she had some reservations.

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise, No New Cases in Franklin County

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Pennsylvania now has 479 COVID-19 cases, 108 more than yesterday, most of them clustered around the state’s two biggest counties.

Ribbon Cutting Heralds Opening Next Week of New Greencastle Health Center

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The three-story, 45,000-square.-foot health center officially opens Sept. 9 with an open house featuring free health screenings and tours of the state-of-the-art facility.

Senate approves COVID-19 response measures

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State legislators are working remotely to pass Coronavirus-related legislation this week. The senate passed four bills yesterday.

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