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St. Luke’s pediatricians urge parents to keep up with vaccinations

The recent reappearance of polio in some communities in the Northeast serves as an important reminder to parents to keep up with their child’s vaccinations – especially with school about to …

Grand View Health names chief medical officer

Dr. Michael J. Prasto, will serve as the next vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) of Grand View Health. Prasto will transition into the new role over the next few months. A …

St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine celebrates 35 years of workplace solutions

The St. Luke’s University Health Network Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Care Now is celebrating 35 years of distinction in service to the local community by providing …

Grand View Health earns platinum designation

Grand View Health has received statewide recognition for its efforts to support and raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation. The hospital received platinum designation through The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2022 Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge.

Retired journalist Petra Chesner Schlatter needs living kidney donor

Retired Bucks County journalist Petra Chesner Schlatter is one of thousands across this nation awaiting a kidney transplant. “Living with fourth-stage kidney disease is very difficult,” …

NOVA’s annual NO BULLying Run will be hybrid in 2022

NOVA has announced that the 10th annual NO BULLying Run will be a hybrid event. It will take place during the entire month of October, 2022 to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month. …

Diabetes Day will provide community members access to physicians, exams, follow-up care

Wills Eye Hospital will offer free diabetic eye screenings for the community on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Diabetes Day. Patients will receive a professional retina screening, …

YMCA Kids Triathlon returns to Doylestown

YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties will host its first Kids Triathlon since 2019 at the Doylestown branch on Sunday, Sept. 25. The YMCA Kids Tri has been an annual event for the community since …

Doylestown Health hosts ribbon cutting for Morel Family Foundation Center for Prenatal Care

Doylestown Health celebrated the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new Morel Family Foundation Center for Prenatal Care on Friday, Sept. 9. Morel Prenatal Care opened officially on Monday, …

Grand View Health Trauma Program earns accreditation

The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) has accredited the Level II Adult Trauma Program at Grand View Health for an additional two years running from Oct. 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, …

Miss Lehigh Valley is St. Luke’s Allentown Campus hospitalist

The current Miss Lehigh Valley and physician assistant at St. Luke’s has found meaning and reward in both arenas. The glamour of competing in beauty pageants might not feel compatible with the …

Quakertown dentist Dr. Abhishek Patel earns fellowship

Dr. Abhishek Patel, practice partner at Quakertown Dental Office and associate at the Red Hill Dental Office, has recently achieved his FAGD, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Grand View’s Sheaffer receives DAISY award for extraordinary nursing

Sue Sheaffer, a nurse at Grand View Health for nearly four decades, is the organization’s first recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses.

Family Service Association schedules golf outing

The 23rd annual Family Service Association of Bucks County Drive for Youth Golf Outing will be held at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

Department of Health: Pennsylvania vaccine providers ready to administer updated COVID-19 booster shots

The state Department of Health announced that vaccine providers across the state are prepared to begin administering updated COVID-19 booster vaccines as soon as they receive them.

PA Health Department distributing free potassium iodide tablets as routine precaution

The PA Department of Health will offer free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets on Thursday, Sept. 15, to Pennsylvanians who live or work within 10 miles of the state’s four active nuclear power …

Five Bucks County hospitals launch permanent sharps collection boxes

Permanent sharps disposal boxes are being made available at Doylestown Hospital, Grand View Hospital, Jefferson Bucks Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital-Quakertown and St. Mary Medical …

St. Luke’s Penn Foundation hosts Recovery Is for Everyone walk

St. Luke’s Penn Foundation will host its first Recovery Is for Everyone Walk in celebration of National Recovery Month 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Recovery Month is a national observance to …

Mindfulness course offered at The Prancing Peacock

Registration is now open for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at The Prancing Peacock yoga studio in Yardley. For Brandon Lewin, who runs Morrisville’s Ease and Lightness Mindfulness …

Grand View Health receives 5-star quality rating from CMS

Grand View Health is the only Bucks County hospital to receive a five-star rating for overall hospital quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the most recent update to the …

St. Luke’s heart experts first in Lehigh Valley region to implant new type of pacemaker

St. Luke’s cardiologist and electrophysiologist Dr. Darren Traub made medical history in this region this month when he implanted the first new leadless and retrievable pacemaker into a patient at …

Get Your Tail on the Trail promotes exercising in nature

If you’re looking for Jane Briggs after work or on weekends, you’ll often find her pedaling her bike on one of the Valley’s well-maintained trails, logging her miles for a Get Your Tail on the …
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