Holy Spirit News

“Respecting Diverse Religious Traditions at End of Life” Conference to be held at Holy Spirit Hospital

Posted: May 18th, 2011

Holy Spirit Hospital and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains are hosting a professional enrichment conference entitled "Respecting Diverse Religious Traditions at End of Life" in June. The conference will be held on Friday, June 3, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. The speaker will be David A. Lichter, D.Min., executive director of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and current chair of the Spiritual Care Collaborative's Steering Committee. Lichter also teaches business ethics and non-western religions at Cardinal Stritch University's College of Business and Management in Milwaukee, WI.

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Educational Seminar on Childhood and Adolescent Depression Offered

Posted: May 16th, 2011

Holy Spirit Health System will host a free educational seminar on childhood and adolescent depression in May. Barry Sloane, MS, Teenline supervisor, and Sandy Gates, MSW, LSW, Teenline counselor, will present "Recognizing Depression in Children and Adolescents" on Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital's Auditorium. 

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Bereavement Support Group/Lecture Series Offered

Posted: May 4th, 2011

Holy Spirit Hospital's Pastoral Care Department is offering a free Bereavement Support Group/Lecture Series for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one.  It is also offered to those who care about friends who are grieving.  Various aspects of the grieving process will be discussed to help individuals understand how to cope with grief and how to develop skills necessary to turn their mourning into cherished memories of their loved ones.

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New Endoscopy Center Opens in Camp Hill

Posted: May 4th, 2011

For people over age 50, colonoscopy may be a scary word. Even those who know they should get this preventive screening that detects colon and rectal cancer often don't follow through. Many people say the preparation is unpleasant or the procedure makes them nervous. Some fail to be screened because they have no health insurance coverage or simply can't find time for the appointment. And some patients don't know the screening is necessary. "Colonoscopy is currently the most accurate and most complete method for examining the colon," explains Chinh Pham, MD, FACS, with Kunkel Surgical Group, a service of Holy Spirit Health System. "It allows doctors to biopsy and remove polyps. Left in place, polyps can develop into cancer."

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