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Evan O’Connor: My Black Belt Journey Karate is beneficial to kids of all ages

Imagine the day you always waited for finally coming, but you are dreading it as well. Picture riding in the car with a mix of excitement and fear. Well, that is exactly what I felt on Dec 6, 2022, …

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic chief clinical officer appointed to HAP board

Dr. Sharon Carney, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic senior vice president and chief clinical officer, has been appointed to the board of directors for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of …

St. Luke’s ranked among top systems nationally for inclusivity, equity and community benefit

The Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, has found St. Luke’s University Health Network to be among the most socially responsible health systems in the country, scoring high on racial …

Doylestown Hospital appoints inaugural Woodall Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Richard Highbloom has been appointed the inaugural Marvin and Dee Ann Woodall Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Doylestown Hospital. Appointing the first endowed chair in the health …

Professional basketball player is St. Luke’s newest Community Ambassador

Tyrese Martin grew up in Allentown, starred in basketball at William Allen High School and made it all the way to playing with the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Blood drive set at Palisades Middle School

Palisades Middle School will host a blood drive 3-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the school cafeteria, 4710 Durham Road, Kintnersville. Appointments are preferred.To schedule an appointment, visit …

Hunterdon Health Foundation offers scholarships

Applications for scholarships through the Jean Alvater Baker Educational Fund, Albert Kahn and Mary Kahn, R.N. Educational Fund, ERS Charitable Fund, Millie E. Apgar Educational Scholarship Fund for …

Area nonprofit wants big COVID rebound, not finger-pointing

Lessons learned and the best ways to move forward in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic were explored from a variety of perspectives during a Friday, Jan. 13 forum at Bucks County Community College …

St. Luke’s first in nation to make custom casts through 3D printing on site

Anyone who ever had to wear a traditional plaster cast during a healing period probably remembers a bulky, heavy and uncomfortable cast wrapped around their skin for weeks or months. Even today’s …

Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists names new CEO

The board of directors at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists (BCOS) has selected Timothy B. Rimmer as the new CEO of the medical practice. With over 30 years of experience in health care management and administration, Rimmer succeeds CEO Randall Gross, who is retiring.

Hunterdon Health Department hosts vaccine clinics

The Hunterdon County Health Department is providing an appointment-only pediatric clinic on Jan. 17 for those ages 4 years of age and older. From 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 18, the Health Department is …

Multiple St. Luke’s hospitals earn Leapfrog Top Hospital honors

Several St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) hospitals have been named to the Top Hospital list announced by Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. They are: …

National Take the Stairs Day is Jan. 11

Take the first steps toward healthier habits in 2023 with National Take the Stairs Day on Jan. 11. The American Lung Association encourages Pennsylvania residents to take the stairs and then …

Kids-N-Hope Foundation donates $562,500 to children’s health and life service organizations

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation has announced $562,500 in annual contributions to support its mission in funding music therapy and child life services through organizations and local area hospitals, …

Doylestown wellness center KORU Real Wellness hosts open house

KORU Real Wellness in Doylestown hosts an open house 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14. The open house offers an opportunity to learn more about KORU programs and events for 2023, and will feature meets …

Centennial School District, YMCA collaborate on Partner Well, Live Well program

Centennial School District is collaborating with the YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties to extend its programs, services, and staff expertise in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility to district students, staff and families.

New St. Luke’s partnership expands access to clinical trials for cancer care

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) will expand its participation in clinical trials for cancer research though an innovative partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the …

CB East, West girls volleyball teams donate to Doylestown Health’s cancer program

With their most significant gift to date, the Central Bucks High School East and West girls volleyball teams recently presented over $5,200 in proceeds from their annual Pink Out event to benefit …

Another Voice ALS – a curse and a blessing

In 2014, my son, Jay Smith, who grew up in Doylestown, suspected something was terribly wrong. For the past few months he had twitching in his arms, slurred speech, and was extremely tired.

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic named High Performer

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic has been named a 2022 “Community Hospital High Performer” by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), an international professional organization dedicated …

Easton couple’s $1 million gift to St. Luke’s will fund patient care and medical education

Easton residents Anthony (Tony) and Adrienne DaRe have pledged $1 million to St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) to help fund the construction of the Women & Babies Tower at St. Luke’s …

Girl Scouts spread holiday cheer at Hunterdon Medical Center

Flemington-Raritan Girl Scout Cadette Troop 80739 decorated one of the lobby Christmas trees at Hunterdon Medical Center. Additional troops from Service Unit 84, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, …
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