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Evangelical Community Hospital recognized for innovative COVID response

LEWISBURG - Evangelical Community Hospital led one of the 10 highest-scoring projects in a statewide awards program spotlighting how Pennsylvania hospitals have served their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s COVID Response ...

UPMC OB/GYN: Understanding endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common gynecologic condition. It is a hormonally-driven disease which impacts 1 in 10 women of childbearing age, or an estimated 180 million women worldwide. Although common, endometriosis often goes undiagnosed. Some health care providers are less familiar with the ...

Evangelical Community Health and Wellness moving to The Miller Center

The Community Health and Wellness Department of Evangelical Community Hospital will be moving to The Miller Center, 120 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg, beginning May 2. Community Health and Wellness is a service of Evangelical dedicated to preserving and improving the health of those in the ...

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center welcomes radiation oncologist to Williamsport

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center welcomes Dr. Whoon Jong Kil, radiation oncologist, to the oncology team in Williamsport. “Radiation oncology, while commonly used as a treatment for cancer, is something many people don’t really understand and may have many questions about,” said Kil. “While ...

Evangelical Community Hospital appoints new director of orthopaedics

Candi Taylor has been named director of Orthopaedics at SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical. In this role, Taylor is primarily responsible for all operational functions of the orthopaedic service line. This includes oversight of the clinical, financial, and administrative operations of the SUN ...

101-year-old woman’s secret to longevity: ‘I ate dirt’

LEHIGHTON — At 101 years old, Josephine “Jo Jo” Goellner doesn’t rely on a walker or a cane when she’s at her house or at places like the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center. “She doesn’t walk. She runs,” said the center’s assistant director, Colleen Killian, smiling. “I ...