Health News

UW FUND BENEFITS

UW fund benefits neighbors

“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.

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coronavirus

COVID-19 numbers decline

As of Wednesday afternoon Conner reported 16 COVID-19 deaths. Nine were nursing home residents. Conner reported six deaths of Cumberland County residents. Those deaths will go on Cumberland County’s death tally.

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Coronavirus cancellations

Coronavirus cancellations

The July 4th Summer Jubilee Celebration in Waynesboro — an iconic event for 24 years — won’t take place this year, along with many other summer events.

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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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coronavirus

County’s COVID-19 deaths at 6

Coroner Jeff Conner is keeping an accurate record of Coronavirus related deaths in Franklin County. His count tallies with figures reported by WellSpan Health in its COVID-19 Information Dashboard on its website.

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100 Million mask challenge

100 Million Mask Challenge

WellSpan Health and Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) today announced they are joining forces to meet the 100 Million Mask Challenge, an initiative launched by the American

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Latest COVID-19 numbers fall

Latest COVID-19 numbers fall

New cases leveled off last week, ranging between 1,200 and arouNd 1,500 a day. Today’s official numbers (885) from the state represent about a 40% drop in new cases.

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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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Hundreds rally

Hundreds rally in Harrisburg

Local residents and small business owners joined a rally Monday morning in front of the state capitol in Harrisburg, objecting Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown of businesses across the state in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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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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Adapting to pandemic

Adapting to pandemic restrictions

WCHS wanted to continue its century-old mission to meet local residents’ human and health needs by providing food, baby supplies, emergency financial assistance and nursing services, while keeping its clients, volunteers and staff safe.

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A day in the life

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

“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,”

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coronavirus

COVID-19 cases grow by almost 2,000

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.

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