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Giving the gift of life: The importance of organ donation

Published on July 10, 2017 By Jacqueline Hahn, RN, BS, CPUR, CCM, director, case management, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Healthy organs aren’t easy to come by. As of January 2017, there were approximately 122,000 people in the U.S. on waiting lists for organs, more than 8,400 of them in Pennsylvania alone. Each organ has its own waiting list, but the lists share a common characteristic – there are far more organs needed than are available.

Though many lives are saved through organ donation, many people die while waiting on a donation list. On average, about 110 people are added to an organ waiting list every day, and while 21 people die each day waiting for an organ, 78 people do receive a life-sa...

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Annual Paint the Park Pink game scheduled for July 30

Published on July 7, 2017

The State College Spikes will be holding the annual Paint the Park Pink night on Sunday, July 30, at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to help raise money for breast cancer awareness and honor survivors and those battling the disease.

Held annually and sponsored by Mount Nittany Health, all proceeds will benefit Mount Nittany Health Foundation, which supports the advancement of healthcare available to the community. The Foundation will designate all the money it receives from this game to Mount Nittany Health's Breast Care Center.

The Spikes’ players will wear special jerseys during th...

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Why choose an occupational health professional?

Published on June 26, 2017 By Susan Ososkie, CRNP, MS, NP-C, occupational health, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Injury, illness and the related expenses due to lost productivity can be detrimental to any employer, large or small. This is why controlling occupational illnesses and injuries is a top priority for many companies. While keeping employees safe and healthy may seem like a daunting process, it’s important to know that there are healthcare professionals who specialize in just that: occupational health and wellness.

Occupational health professionals are uniquely qualified to assess and treat illness and injuries that occur within the context of the workplace. In addition to working colla...

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  • Giving the gift of life: The importance of organ donation
  • Annual Paint the Park Pink game scheduled for July 30
  • Why choose an occupational health professional?

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