Geisinger Among 15 Top Health Systems In U.S.

DANVILLE, PA A new study ranks Geisinger Health System as one of the top 15 health systems in the United States.

The fourth annual Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems study recently reported Geisinger was among the 15 hospital systems singled out for achievement in clinical outcomes based on balanced system-wide clinical performance according to data collected from more than 300 organizations. That performance measures included care quality, patient perception of care and efficiency.

Geisinger was one of just two Pennsylvania healthcare systems making the list. The other was Main Line Health in Bryn Mawr.

Read more: http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/536475/Geisinger-among-15-top-health-systems-in-U-S-.html?nav=5168

Breast Cancer: What You’re Eating & What May Be Eating You

Fellowship Farm and The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education

Invite You to an Empowering Saturday Afternoon, February 11, 2012, 1­4pm

Breast Cancer:

What You’re Eating & What May Be Eating You

Fellowship Farm

2488 Sanatoga Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464

 

Featuring Susan Silberstein, Ph.D.

  • Founder/Director, Center for Advancement in Cancer Education
  • Book Author: Hungry for Health and Hungrier for Health
  • National Lecturer: Nutrition & Cancer Prevention
  • Creator of video, Breast Cancer: The Diet Connection
  • Editor of Immune Perspectives and Global Woman
  • Fulbright Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, numerous awards

This program provides women with potentially life-changing information on preventing breast cancer, preventing its recurrence and supporting yourself during or after treatment.

Men are also welcomed to support loved ones, mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. Understanding growing rates of male breast cancer and prostate cancer are applicable.

Please RSVP:  Deb Mason @ 610-326-3008, 215-870-0349, or eleanorvallone@gmail.com, director@fellowship-­farm.org, www.fellowship-­farm.org

(Call in case of snow)

TriCounty Community Network Hosts Rethink Homelessness Community Forum

TriCounty Community Network’s (TCN) Homeless Services Program, consisting of 40 local organizations, is hosting a Rethink Homelessness Community Forum on Thursday, February 9.  The goal of the forum is to provide an opportunity for discussion about homelessness, how we define homelessness, and how we are addressing homelessness as a community. 

The keynote speaker will be Will O’Brien, Special Projects Coordinator at Project H.O.M.E., a non-profit providing housing and services to chronically homeless men and women in Philadelphia and empowering them to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  He will be introduced by Rev. Marvin Marsh of Pottstown First Baptist Church.  The program will also include stories from homeless individuals and volunteers, as well as educational information and a Q&A session.       

TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org

Thursday, February 9, 2012

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Montgomery County Community College– West Campus

Community Room

101 College Drive

Pottstown,PA

This event is free.  A lite dinner will be provided.

Members of the media should RSVP to Karen Higgins, A&E Communications, at khiggins@aandecomm.com or 610-831-5723.  Others interested in attending should contact TCN at 610-705-3301 ext. 2.  Registration is recommended but not required.