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Rainbow flags

Rainbow flags fly higher

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

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Walk to the Moon and Back

Walking to the moon and back

Walking to the moon and back sounds like an ambitious if not insurmountable task. Transforming Health wants the community to collectively prove that it can

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Making masks

Making masks, a heartfelt job

You would expect to hear the beeps and rings of heart monitors and medical equipment in the lab. However, these days you’ll also hear the buzzing of six sewing machines working to make handmade masks.

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Don Reigart

Don Reigart, special volunteer

Don says it not only gives him a sense of purpose, but also a glimpse into how the doctors, nurses and all the staff at WellSpan York Hospital go above and beyond in caring for patients.

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WellSpan

WellSpan: Don’t ignore symptoms

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.

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New treatmment

New treatment for COVID-19 patients

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.

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Comforting COVID-19 patients

Comforting COVID-19 patients

Comforting COVID-19 patients requires a special type of touch. When patients are scared or loved ones are worried, Patti Ford never hesitates to comfort someone

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Local doctor deploys to NYC

“People were hanging out of their windows, on their balconies, just cheering for us because we were there to help them,” DeCort said. “It was pretty amazing. That was very touching.”

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COVID-19

COVID-19 patient goes home

Douglas Doty’s care team never gave up despite the challenges, and celebrated every milestone along the way with him. Caregivers gave him a big send off, cheering as he left the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

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