Community support helps LG Health Nurses advance their careers

We are so fortunate to work with generous individuals who express an interest in giving back to continue the quality of care provided to our patients at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. In many cases, the gifts we receive are a direct result of a positive care experience at LG Health.

Several donors have been passionate about supporting the professional development of our nursing staff and, as a result, established endowments for the purpose of providing annual nursing scholarships and awards. We are grateful these donors recognize the nursing profession requires life-long learning and have provided gifts to help ensure resources are available to support the professional growth of our nurses well into the future.

During this year’s Nurses Week, we were able to award $32,700 in scholarships to LG Health nurses! Congratulations to our well-deserved winners.

 

SPRING EDITION 

The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute Celebrates 5 Years

We are grateful for your support! 

 

Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital
OPENING SOON!

The Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital (LBHH) will provide inpatient and outpatient services for those living with mental illness, substance abuse or co-occurring issues. It will be the first facility in Lancaster County to offer inpatient behavioral health therapy for adolescents and a specialized women's trauma program.

A Community Open House will be held Saturday, June 30.

On September 15, 2018, proceeds from Lancaster General Hospital's 125th anniversary gala, Embrace 125, will help establish and benefit the Behavioral Health Community Impact Fund. Learn more.

 

Dr. Brubaker's Story of Inspired Giving

Memory loss is a disease that will increase significantly over the next 20 to 30 years as baby boomers creep into their 70’s and beyond. It’s estimated that in the United States alone, a new Alzheimer’s diagnosis is made every 64 seconds. There’s an incredible need to make sure that healthcare providers are properly trained to treat patients and families who are coping with cognitive impairment in ways that maintain dignity, compassion and respect.

Ken Brubaker, MD, a nationally-renowned geriatrician and graduate of LG Health’s Family Medicine Residency Program, and his wife Pamela Brubaker, RN, BSN and MSW, have dedicated their careers to the care and treatment of the elderly, particularly those who are frail and more vulnerable to memory loss.

“We see the need, which is so great and only getting greater here in our community, with 30+ senior living communities in Lancaster County,” explained Dr. Brubaker. This is what fueled their decision to seed The Kenneth and Pamela Brubaker Center for Geriatric Learning Endowment in 2016. The endowment will be used to educate providers, ensuring access to specialized training to care for frail geriatric patients.

Ken retired from full-time practice with LG Health Physicians Geriatrics last summer, but he continues to work as Medical Director at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, as well as on state and national boards for long-term care communities. And Pam started the LG Health Memory Loss Support Group for caregivers some 20 years ago. The group continues to meet at the Suburban Pavilion on the second Monday of each month, 7pm – 8:30pm in the 3rd Floor Conference Center. Pam and Ken continue to volunteer their time facilitating a monthly support group for their friends and neighbors caring for a loved one with memory loss in western Lancaster County.

“It’s going to be rare, if it already isn’t, if memory loss doesn’t affect someone you know and love,” said Dr. Brubaker. “One in every 100 Americans has diagnosed cognitive impairment by the age of 60. And that number more than doubles at the ages of 65, then 70 and so on.”

Thanks to the Brubaker’s legacy gift, we will all benefit from a healthcare workforce that is better equipped to care for our loved ones, and maybe even ourselves, now and well into the future.

For more information on how you can contribute to the Brubaker Center for Geriatric Learning Endowment, call the LG Health Foundation at 717-544-1374, or email Foundation@LGHealth.org.

 

Saying THANK YOU to our dedicated physicians!

On Doctors’ Day, March 30, 2018, we invited the community to join us in saying THANK YOU to the nearly 1,000 dedicated physicians on our Medical & Dental Staff whose compassion and high-quality care make our community a healthier place.

A number of our caregivers were honored on this special day by donors who made a gift to the LG Health Foundation. You can honor your physician or an LG Health caregiver at any time of year by making a gift to our Healthcare Hero program.

 

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