June 24, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Thanks Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Staff During Visit Press Release, Public Health As the commonwealth continues its measured, phased reopening and COVID-19 case counts continue to decline, Governor Tom Wolf visited Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center today to thank staff and learn more about how the facility is handling the pandemic and preparing for a possible resurgence in the fall.“For almost four months, the staff here has done an amazing job working day and night to care for patients,” Gov. Wolf said, addressing staff in attendance. “Taking care of patients with a new virus that we didn’t know much about was a challenge, and you’ve had to balance their health and wellness with keeping the other patients at that medical center safe. That took a team effort.”The Wolf Administration approached the COVID-19 pandemic with a plan, by being prepared and by issuing both stay-at-home and reopening orders using a measured, phased approach that combined science with input from health experts. The Department of Health opened its Operations Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in January, well before the first cases arrived in Pennsylvania. That preparedness was key to ensuring the state’s hospitals, including the medical center, were not overwhelmed.The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center addressed preparedness by ordering enough PPE in advance of any cases at the facility and by making use of a Special Pathogens Team to directly address the health care issues associated with COVID-19. The team was created to prepare for possible cases of Ebola in 2014 and was able to morph and adapt to address COVID-19 at the Hershey facility and its sister hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading. Team members have years of training and are dedicated to ensuring COVID-19 patients recover and can return home.Gov. Wolf was joined by Deborah Berini, president, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.“Today, our work continues – not only to ensure we can treat current COVID-19 patients and that we are ready for any potential future surge, but also to make sure that every patient who needs us can safely and confidently receive care,” said Berini. “As we do so, every step forward is made to find new and better ways to serve our patients while following careful consideration of public health guidelines, including from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.”“Thank you to all of the staff at Penn State Health and all of the nurses, doctors, EMTs and first responders who answered the call to help without reservation,” Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Your efforts saved lives under extraordinary circumstances. We are forever grateful for your service.“By wearing a mask, we aren’t just protecting ourselves and others from exposure to COVID-19, we are saying ‘thank you’ to the brave health care professionals working day and night to save our lives.”Read more on Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen PA here.Ver esta página en español.
The MLB Winter Meetings promised some huge deals and they did not disappoint. While Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon made $245 million switches to Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels respectively, they couldn’t top Gerrit Cole’s record trade. New York Yankees signed Gerrit Cole for a record $324 million in a deal running through for nine years. Also Read: Madison Bumgarner Chose To Play For Arizona Diamondbacks Due To His Horses: ReportsMLB: Gerrit Cole reveals why he joined New York Yankees First Published: 18th December, 2019 20:26 IST Also Read: Gerrit Cole Clicked By Wife In New York, All Smiles Ahead Of Big Yankees UnveilingGerrit Cole will be officially unveiled as a New York Yankees player on Wednesday, but TMZ managed to get an interview with the superstar. Cole was busy signing baseballs and taking selfies with the fans. When asked why he joined the Yankees, Cole replied that the Yankees history, the fans and the competitiveness wooed him to join the New York franchise.Also Read: MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Up Socrates Brito, Miguel Del Pozo And Phillip EvansGerrit Cole to New York Yankees: No beard for Cole?Gerrit Cole was sporting a beard while he answered the questions which led to the question of whether he’ll be going clean-shaven, which is in all seriousness, is a Yankees tradition. Cole’s response was not clear due to the ample amount of disturbance and noise, but it seems like Gerrit Cole will part with his beard. Gerrit Cole’s switch to the New York Yankees was one of the biggest stories in Major League Baseball in the past few weeks. Cole, who was a free-agent before signing for the Yankees, was also linked with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the LA Angeles. Gerrit Cole’s move to the New York Yankees saw veteran Didi Gregorius depart to the Philadelphia Phillies for one-year $14 million deal.Also Read: Didi Gregorius Blames Gerrit Cole For Losing New York Yankees Spot In Phillies Unveiling Sreehari Menon “Are you excited to be a Yankee?”Gerrit Cole: “Of course.”“What about being a Yankee excites you?”Gerrit Cole: “What doesn’t excite you?” pic.twitter.com/94d67N8kZr— Jake Montgomery (@JakeM0NTGOMERY) December 16, 2019 LIVE TV Written By Last Updated: 18th December, 2019 20:26 IST Gerrit Cole Breaks Silence On Why He Joined New York Yankees Gerrit Cole’s future was one of MLB’s hot topics during the Winter Meetings. The superstar pitcher has now revealed why decided to join the New York Yankees. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW US
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — A millage to renovate Alpena County, George N. Fletcher library was passed back in August. Now the library is including community members in construction plans.A public information session will be held on Monday regarding proposed updates to the facility. Library director Eric Magness – Eubank and architects from the involved firm will collect feedback from attendees during the meeting.In addition to structural changes, upgrades to the heating and cooling system will also be included in the renovation, creating a healthier environment for staff and visitors.Registration is not required. The meeting is this Monday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Judith stillion room at the library.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena County Library, construction, library, renovationContinue ReadingPrevious MSP to collect toys and food for the holidays this weekend in AlpenaNext Geminids meteor shower to peak this weekend