UPDATE Degenstein Foundation pledges $2 million for new child care center | News

LEWISBURG — The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation is offering a $2 million grant for the construction of a new child care center to be built at the Miller Center, just west of Lewisburg.

The Degenstien grant will be combined with a $1.68 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Facilities Congressionally Directed Spending Grant, previously secured with the help of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s office, to cover the construction costs.

The construction plans include an expansion on the west side of the facility. Other operational details are still in development.

The Miller Center, is a sports and recreational facility in East Buffalo Township, operated jointly by Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger and the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA.

“Our workforce at Evangelical is at least 80% women, if not more,” said Kendra Aucker, president and chief executive officer at Evangelical Community Hospital and president and board chair at the Miller Center.


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Next UI Health Care VP is former U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Denise Jamieson

Dr. Denise Jamieson answers a question from the audience during a May 1 forum at the Medical Education Research Facility on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Then a finalist for the position of vice president of medical affairs, Jamieson was hired for the position this week. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)
Dr. Denise Jamieson answers a question from the audience during a May 1 forum at the Medical Education Research Facility on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Then a finalist for the position of vice president of medical affairs, Jamieson was hired for the position this week. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — The next head of the University of Iowa’s sprawling health care enterprise and medical college will be retired U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Denise J. Jamieson, who accumulated decades of leadership and health care experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and at Emory University.

Most recently serving as professor and chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine — as well as chief of gynecology and obstetrics for Emory Healthcare — Jamieson, 58, will start Aug. 1 as UIHC vice president for medical affairs and

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Ending violence by prioritizing mental health, school safety

One year ago, a small, rural community of about 15,000 people experienced the deadliest school shooting in Texas history. As Uvalde mourns the loss of 19 children and two teachers, we are called to address the mass shootings that have plagued our nation.

As a father of six children, I feel deeply for the survivors who lost loved ones on May 24, 2022. As a 20-year U.S. Navy veteran, I shudder to think of the war zone that erupted at Robb Elementary School. As the congressional representative for Uvalde, San Antonio and El Paso, I take seriously my obligation to put an end to this violence — and I’m leading the fight in Washington, D.C., to do that.

COMMENTARY: After trauma, hope is necessary for healing

While our political climate has become more divisive, the love of our children unites us. Following the tragedy in Uvalde, I joined Republicans and

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Actor Jamie Foxx Still Recuperating In A Chicago Medical Facility

Jamie Foxx has yet to call time on his stay in a Chicago medical facility weeks after he checked in to recuperate from a recent health scare.

He was first hospitalized in an Atlanta hospital before being moved to the medical facility, as confirmed by his daughter Corrine in a now-expired Instagram post.

His continuous stay has kept fans worried, further fueled by the absence of specific details about the medical emergency and his silence on social media.

While Foxx has been away, actor Nick Cannon has temporarily filled in as host of the show, “Beat Shazam.”

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Jamie Foxx Is Still Checked In At A Chicago Medical Facility

Jamie Foxx 51st NAACP Image Awards

Per Radar Onlinethere seems to be no discharge date in sight for Foxx, who is still checked in to a medical facility in Chicago that specializes in rehabilitating people who have suffered complicated

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Mike Tyson Shared What He’s Heard About Jamie Foxx’s Serious Health Situation As More Speculation Emerges

 Jamie Foxx in Baby Driver

Jamie Foxx in Baby Driver

Actor Jamie Foxx has been through some sort of significant “medical complication” recently, but there’s not a lot that we know about what happened or the actor’s current condition. While a recent statement from Foxx’s daughter indicated the actor was doing better, a new report claims Foxx is currently in a rehab facility and Mike Tyson is claiming that he’s “not feeling well,” but things may still be quite serious.

Tyson, who is set to be played by Foxx in an upcoming project, recently appeared on the PBD Podcast (via Page Six) where the former boxing champ relayed what information he had about the Foxx situation. While Tyson made it clear that he wasn’t sure his information was accurate, he says his understanding was that Foxx may have suffered a stroke. Tyson said simply…

He’s not feeling well. They said

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Resident physicians strike at Elmhurst hospital in Queens, New York

About 150 resident physicians at Elmhurst Medical Center in Queens, New York, began a five-day strike for better wages on Monday. They also are demanding hazard pay for the physicians who worked at Elmhurst during the beginning of the pandemic, when Queens was severely affected. This is the first strike of New York City physicians since 1990, when resident physicians at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital walked out for nine days.

Striking resident physicians at Elmhurst Medical Center in Queens, New York [Photo: WSWS]

Although the striking residents work at Elmhurst, which is a municipal hospital, they are employed by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. No agreement has been reached after almost a year of contract negotiations. The residents are members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), which has accused management of negotiating in bad faith. 

Martha, a resident physician on the picket line, told the 

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Sheriff’s Shootout, Hamilton Center Foundation raise more than $81K for children’s mental health | Local News

The 32nd Annual Sheriff’s Shootout Golf Outing, raised $40,624, an amount that will be matched by Hamilton Center Foundation Inc. to generate $81,248 in total funds to benefit children’s mental and behavioral health services.

Shootout funds are used to create, enhance, and maintain programming at Hamilton Center, as well sponsor services for children and their families who may have limited access to services due to financial burdens or other issues.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department, sponsored by Great Dane, was the victor of the AM Sheriff’s Tournament and The Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department was the overall winner for the day. This year the event gathered over 120 organizations and 60 teams, including 10 sheriff/first responder teams from 8 counties that were sponsored by local organizations.

“The Shootout is a beloved community event, and the Foundation is so proud to partner with Hamilton Center to double the impact,“ said Margie

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Patriot Perspective: Support a Patriot tradition – Fitness Center improvement project – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal

The Pequot Lakes School District is seeking donations to upgrade its weight room equipment.

There has been a steady growth in the number of students who use the weight room. Increased enrollment and increased interest have created a need to update the equipment and layout so that more students can work out.

The weight room is open every morning with roughly 15-25 students lifting before school starts for the day. During the day, we often have at least one physical education class in the weight room. We do have enough room for two classes to lift at once, but we don’t have enough equipment for those 60 students.

The size of the weight room does fit our needs and it is in a perfect location, near the locker rooms, access to the indoor running track and close to the athletic center; however, with more student use needed during the day

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SIUH’s Northwell Health Walk: Florina Cancer Center’s waiting lounge to be dedicated to Alex Carr and Elvis Duran

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sunday made for a great day for a walk — all for a greater cause.

Hundreds of walkers on Sunday morning, May 21, participated in Staten Island University Hospital’s 2023 Northwell Health Walk, an event that honored special guests Alex Carr and his husband, Elvis Duran, of Z-100′s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.

Carr, a cancer survivor and this year’s patient representative for the fundraising event, was honored with Duran, for the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have donated and raised for the Florina Cancer Center, whose waiting room will be dedicated in both their names.

“On behalf of Dr. Ardolic, our cancer team, and everyone at Staten Island University Hospital, it is our honor to recognition their selfless generosity, philanthropy, and commitment to keeping exceptional care close to home,” said Jamie Homan, Major Gifts Officer at Staten Island University Hospital, who addressed the

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CDC issues urgent health warning over salmonella outbreak linked to COOKIE DOUGH from pizza chain

CDC issues urgent health warning over salmonella outbreak linked to COOKIE DOUGH sold at pizza takeout chain — with 18 infections in six states already

At least 18 people across half a dozen states have been sickened with salmonella after eating raw cookie dough. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday that Papa Murphy’s chocolate chip cookie dough or S’mores bars dough was the culprit in the majority of cases. 

Investigators are urging people who have either type of dough in their freezers to toss it while they hope to zero in on the specific conaminated ingredient that caused the outbreak. 

Salmonellosis is the result of infection from one of 2,000 strains of salmonella bacteria and primarily impacts the intestinal tract and occasionally the blood, causing diarrhea, fever, chills,

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