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Delta virus variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules

The latest alarming coronavirus variant is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread. The vaccines most used in Western countries still appear to offer strong ...

Geisinger official among ‘50 Most Influential Clinical Executives’

Karen Murphy, Ph.D., R.N., executive vice president, chief innovation officer and founding director of the Steele Institute for Health Innovation at Geisinger, has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives for 2021, and has been named a 2021 ...

Williamsport alum awarded for psychiatric contributions

Dr. Jeffrey C. Fetter, a Williamsport high school graduate now working in New Hampshire, was recently awarded by the Psychiatric Society of New Hampshire for his leadership in service of the mentally ill. The son of Ophelia Fetter, Dr. Fetter is chief medical officer at New Hampshire Hospital ...

Center for Bariatrics at Evangelical Community Hospital changes location

The Bariatric Center of Evangelical has been relocated to Surgical Specialists of Evangelical, 25 Lystra Rogers Drive, Lewisburg. Patients with existing appointments should go to the new location. The move was made to streamline services for patients and continue to offer a positive and ...

Evangelical Community Hospital hosts health care internship program

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other ...

UPMC Williamsport’s Stroke Center earns advanced achievement

UPMC Williamsport has achieved Stroke Gold Plus, an advanced level of recognition acknowledging hospitals for consistent compliance with the embedded quality measures. This recognition is presented by The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke ...