Health care reform topic at tonight's lecture
LEWISBURG - Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, renowned voice of health care reform, will deliver this year's Fasano Memorial lecture, titled "The Affordable Care Act and the Future of the American Healthcare System," at 7 tonight at Bucknell University.
The fourth annual Charles P. Fasano Memorial Lecture will be held in Trout Auditorium at the Vaughan Literature Building. It is free and open to the public.
Emanuel will discuss the pressing need for health care reform, key innovations in the Affordable Care Act and how they are likely to impact the actual delivery of care. From improving efficiency with electronic health records to restructuring care delivery, Emanuel will provide an insider's view of the vision driving healthcare reform, the challenges looming, and the future of American medicine.
From February 2009 to January 2011, Emanuel was a special adviser for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.
Fasano practiced medicine in the Central Susquehanna Valley since 1973. He worked as a solo family practitioner until 1980, when he partnered with Dr. Domenick Ronco. Their practice grew into the Family Practice Center, which now has 26 practice sites throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Certify in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will offer a two-day certification class in Advanced Cardiac Life Support from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in its first-floor conference room. Class size is limited and registration is required.
The ACLS Provider Course is designed to provide registered nurses, physicians and paramedics with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation-ventricular tachycardia arrest. The course instructor is Dr. Donald Shaw.
For more information or to register, call Brenda Shumway in the Staff Development office at 723-0192, or visit laurelhs.org and click on the Health Classes-Screenings link.
Susquehanna Health announces healthy events
Susquehanna Health will hold the following events to provide health information and benefit the community:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday - Vaccinations at the LifeCenter. In honor of National Public Health Week from April 1-7, nurses from the state Department of Health will provide information on Lyme disease prevention and vaccinations for tetanus and shingles at The LifeCenter in the Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of the Lycoming Mall, Pennsdale. Appointments may be made by individuals who are eligible and in need (i.e, vaccination not covered by insurance plan). Patients should check with their primary care doctor and insurance plan prior to scheduling an appointment. A fee applies. For more information, call 327-3400.
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday - AARP Driver Safety Course. People age 50 and older may register for this course, which will be held at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall. A fee applies and must be paid in advance by calling the Lincoln Senior Center at 323-3096 on Monday or Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 6 and 20 - Baby Cafe. Expecting, new or experienced mothers will meet in the Maple Room, Susquehanna Tower, Williamsport Regional Medical Center. The group discussion gives moms an opportunity to meet and talk to other moms about their pregnancy and afterbirth experiences while spending time out of the house. It's a safe and relaxed, child-friendly environment, and a board-certified lactation consultant will facilitate the group. Exchange tips about breastfeeding, receive breastfeeding support and discuss parenting concerns with other moms. Mothers are encouraged to bring babies. Free weight checks for baby are available. Light refreshments are provided. For more information or to register, call 321-2069 or visit SusquehannaHealth.org.
6 to 7 p.m. Monday - SMART Nutrition Care class for pregnant women at the Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center, Divine Providence Hospital. Discover tools to help you choose the most nutrient-dense foods for you and your baby. Participants will learn pregnancy nutrition guidelines for carbohydrates, protein, calcium, folic acid, iron and more while creating meal and snack ideas to guide you through pregnancy. Individuals with specific nutrition needs are encouraged to schedule an appointment with our registered dietitian in addition to taking this class. A referral from your physician is required prior to taking this class. The fee is determined by insurance co-pay amount. For information or registration, call 321-2069 or visit SusquehannaHealth.org
Learn about the benefits of diabetes camp
Jeremy Bouse, a seasoned Diabetes Camp counselor and a diabetic for 16 years, will lead a discussion about the benefits of diabetes camp during a free, public presentation at 6 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn in downtown Williamsport.The camp is open to children ages 8 to 18.
"Diabetes is hard; camp just makes it a lot easier," Brouse said. "It replaces tough diabetic moments with great memories of friends and fun activities. I truly believe that diabetes camp improves the quality of life for everyone who is lucky enough to be a part of it."
To register, call Bouse at 337-3211.