Penn State Hershey news

Hershey campus edition
Thursday, February 9, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Ceremony honors organ donors for their 'gift of life'
-- Medical Center and College of Medicine 'Go Red For Women'
-- Employee Health and Wellness Center to open Feb. 13
-- Medicaid waivers help parents of children with autism stay in the workforce
-- Penn State Health expands EMS service in Berks County
-- Penn State Health expands patient services in Berks County
-- Medical Center appoints new chief quality officer
-- Park use influences perceived health, study shows
-- Penn State creates new center for microbiome research
-- The Medical Minute: Report sparks discussion about reducing cancer mortality
-- Seed grants foster engineering research collaborations among Penn State campuses

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STORIES:

Ceremony honors organ donors for their 'gift of life'
At a Feb. 5 ceremony at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, individuals representing deceased organ donors were honored with a personalized certificate and a rose symbolizing their loved one's gift.

https://news.psu.edu/link/bDHtKwXH
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Medical Center and College of Medicine 'Go Red For Women'
Physicians and staff from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine donned red in recognition of National Wear Red Day.

https://news.psu.edu/link/4SBqkzqZ
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Employee Health and Wellness Center to open Feb. 13
The Penn State Employee Health and Wellness Center will officially open its doors to the University community on Feb. 13. Located in 109 Nursing Sciences Building at University Park, the center will provide walk-in service from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. No appointments will be necessary.

https://news.psu.edu/link/kpCt_xZR
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Medicaid waivers help parents of children with autism stay in the workforce
Medicaid waivers that improve access to home and community-based services for children with autism also help their parents keep their jobs, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine and collaborators.

https://news.psu.edu/link/shhMRqVt
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Penn State Health expands EMS service in Berks County
Penn State Life Lion EMS will soon take over the 911 medical emergency response service for several Reading-area communities.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TmKtm6bR
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Penn State Health expands patient services in Berks County
The Commonwealth Primary Care group -- with physician practices in Fleetwood, Oley and Exeter -- became members of the Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Group on Feb. 1.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dKN5WHYs
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Medical Center appoints new chief quality officer
Dr. Margaret Mikula has been appointed chief quality officer (CQO) for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group practices. Mikula served as interim CQO following the departure of Dr. Andrew Resnick in July 2016. Mikula was previously the medical director of quality and safety for Penn State Children's Hospital.

https://news.psu.edu/link/6yQf7XMN
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Park use influences perceived health, study shows
Penn State researchers have long understood the important connection between parks and health. A research article published in Preventing Chronic Disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's peer-reviewed journal, clarified this connection across a national sample of Americans.

https://news.psu.edu/link/By14y58H
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Penn State creates new center for microbiome research
A University-wide effort to promote the study of microbiomes at Penn State has led to the creation of a center for microbiome research, a fast-growing area of scientific inquiry. Microbiomes are the communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere.

https://news.psu.edu/link/vd77H7dF
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The Medical Minute: Report sparks discussion about reducing cancer mortality
A Penn State expert says a new report on cancer disparities invites a deeper examination by local health care organizations about the work that needs to be done.

https://news.psu.edu/link/myGQnJkN
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Seed grants foster engineering research collaborations among Penn State campuses
Penn State's Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and College of Engineering have created a seed grant program to foster research collaborations between engineering faculty at the University Park campus and at the Commonwealth Campuses.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mRWCHYKD

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