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4 Second Woman as Mayor in York City History

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Expands Efforts to End Campus Sexual Assault

The Impact of Women Professional Women’s Alliance On the Cover: York County Celebrates National Women’s History Month Events Calendar Irish Eyes Will Be Smiling on March 11 Main Street Hanover Events Keeping the "Legacy of Caring" for the Elderly Alive in York! Amazing Kids Club to Expand to Meet the Autism Needs of Our Community Amazing Kids Club to Expand to Meet the Autism Needs of Our Community OSS Health Brings Free Market Medicine to South Central PA Amazing Kids Club to Expand to Meet the Autism Needs of Our Community Seeing Below the Surface Here to Help: WellSpan Health manages crisis in the workplace YWCA York Expands Efforts to End Campus Sexual Assault Take A Fresh Look At Creativity Unleashed Pinwheel Gardens Planting Hope YCEA Welcomes Intern Welcome New Members Renewing Members

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Cover photo by Blue Couch Studios (Sarah Bothwell) The York County Economic Alliance is the place to start for companies seeking a competitive edge. As York County’s official chamber and economic development organization, it is the resource center that connects businesses to specialized funding, business services, advocacy programs and events that will help their business thrive. The mission of the York County Economic Alliance is to lead economic growth, connect local businesses to resources and each other and advocate for business and the community to create a prosperous York County.






arch is a great month. For starters, my birthday is March 8th (no gifts please). More importantly, my wife, Jen's birthday is March 10th. Perhaps most importantly, it's National Women's History Month!

Finally, Goldman Sachs estimates that increasing female participation and representation in the American workforce will increase our GDP by 9 percent. These statistics are true of our country and certainly our county.

I know what you're thinking, here's the new guy pandering to 51 percent of York County's population. Well, you'd be right, however, it's because women make up more than half of our population that it's worth taking time to understand the impact and reflect why we've not more women in executive leadership roles across our country and commonwealth.

As you can see, this is about achieving a regional economic engine humming at optimum performance. To achieve the greatest level of efficiency, we need participation and representation at peak levels.

This is an important discussion as it directly relates to purchasing power in our economy, business results and increased GDP. According to Forbes, "female consumers control 85 percent of all purchase decisions, responsible for $7 trillion in spending, and 78 percent of women consider purchases more carefully, a woman’s wallet is more influential than ever before.” According to the research firm, Catalyst, companies with the highest representation of women board members attain significantly higher financial performance: 53 percent higher Return on Equity; 42 percent higher Return on Sales; and 66 percent higher Return on Invested Capital.

I envision you'll continue to hear about this issue from us and others. Through our advocacy efforts and our amazing Athena leaders, the Alliance will expand its Women's Enterprise efforts and will lead a collaborative endeavor to encourage more female representation on corporate boards throughout our community. Thank you to our incredible female leaders pictured on our cover, spanning business, government, education and the non-profit sector. This is certainly a "not limited to" photograph. We know there are so many amazingly talented women throughout our county making a considerable difference every day. Particularly, my wife, Jen! (How's that for pandering?!) Sincerely,

Goldman Sachs estimates that increasing female participation and representation in the American workforce will increase our GDP by 9 percent. These statistics are true of our country and certainly our county. 2



Professional Women’s Alliance What Lies Ahead

by Kate Gaudet, M  anager, Member Services, York County Economic Alliance


• April 28 — YCEA Awards Mayor C. Kim Bracey with the prestigious ATHENA Award at the Annual Dinner. 2017 celebrates the 30th year this internationallyrecognized award of excellence has been given in York County.

he Professional Women’s Alliance (PWA) is a division of the York County Economic Alliance’s Alliance Academy program that heightens awareness and presents resources in our community that celebrate, support, promote and advance the success of women in business. The PWA was created in partnership and collaboration with the YCEA, ATHENA International, York College’s Women’s Business Center Organization, and the YWCA York.

• May 11 — YWCA York and York County Economic Alliance partner to offer “Lessons From My Mother,” a professional development program for business women • May 23 — Building Future Leaders of York County Leadership Conference

This year, we’re again offering programs that advance the development of women in the workplace. Here’s a glimpse of what 2017 will offer within the Professional Women’s Alliance:

• Fall 2017 — ATHENA Leadership Panel Program

• February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9 — WBCO (Women’s Business Center Organization of York College) Networking and Educational Luncheons • March 29 — Economics Club Breakfast featuring Women Business Owners

• PWA section of the Alliance Academy email newsletter — will feature resources and links for women in business — year round • PWA Online Resource Center — year round • York Traditions Bank — Her Traditions Program

We invite you to participate in any of our programs or our partner programs. If you’d like to learn more about any of these programs, please contact Kate Gaudet at or 717.771.4576. YORK YORK CHAMBER CHAMBER CONNECT CONNECTMarch/April November 2016 2017



Second Woman as Mayor in York City History by C. Kim Bracey, Mayor, City of York, PA

"In honor of Women’s History Month, I am proud to be the first AfricanAmerican Mayor of the City of York and only the second elected female."


ne of my favorite historical personalities is Maggie Lena Walker, the first woman who chartered a bank in America. Maggie founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond in 1903. Amazing for that time, Maggie was AfricanAmerican. The bank later merged with two other African-American owned banks, and Maggie became the nation’s first African American female bank president. Astonishingly, Maggie founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in 1903 — 17 years before women even had the right to vote. An amazing woman, she Maggie Lena Walker also founded a newspaper. Later in life, disabled by paralysis, she became a leader for disability rights. It’s no coincidence that Maggie made her mark in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, once known as the Black Wall Street of America after the Civil War, a center of Black commerce, journalism, religion, and entertainment. The Abolitionist movement did not end after the Civil War; it picked up a new cause of justice and inclusion: women’s rights and women’s suffrage which became the law of the land with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.


Mayor C. Kim Bracey

Today, the tides of justice and inclusion must continue to embrace and empower all peoples regardless of race, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Today, the tides of justice and inclusion must continue to embrace and empower all peoples regardless of race, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. If we want to build a better and stronger community and nation, we need to go beyond just tolerating others. We need to search deeper…past tolerance and strive to understand and appreciate the otherness in others. Not only is it the right thing to do, there is also a good chance one day you may work for one of them!  n


WOMEN On the cover:

National Women’s History Month, March 2017, traces its history back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911! It is a time to celebrate and honor the many significant, and often hard-earned, contributions women have made throughout history in many facets and on so many levels. The struggle HAS been real. This year’s national theme honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force and the YCEA is showcasing some of those very types on our Chamber Connect cover. Here’s a little about each of them:

Mayor C. Kim Bracey, York City: Born and raised in York, Mayor Bracey attended William Penn Senior High School and Bloomsburg University before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. She graduated with honors from the Air Force Non-Commissioned Officers’ Academy, and the Community College of the Air Force. She served the United States of America for over a decade, earning the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. Mayor Bracey has served on the boards of York Hospital, the Martin Library, the York County Community Foundation, York County Economic Alliance,10,000 Friends, PA Downtown Center, American Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity. She is the founding President of the York Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Human Letters from York College of Pennsylvania.

Susan Byrnes, President Commissioner, York County: Commissioner Susan Byrnes, founder of the Byrnes Health Education Center, was elected Commissioner in 2015. She serves as President of both the York County Veterans Outreach and the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden. A native of York, Commissioner Byrnes is a graduate of York Catholic High School and St. Agnes School of Nursing in Baltimore. She has also been recognized with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by York College of Pennsylvania. Commissioner Byrnes and husband Randy have three adult children and three grandchildren. She is also dedicated to community volunteer work with Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Mr. Sandys Homeless Veterans Center and the Board of Directors for the York County Economic Alliance.

Sue DeStephano, President & CEO, First Capital Federal Credit Union: In 2005, Sue DeStephano was promoted to Vice President of Lending which eventually transitioned to the role of Vice President of Operations to oversee branch operations, lending, collections, and business services. DeStephano has served on the Mack Madness Board of Directors and is also involved with Junior Achievement, Easter Seals, and United Way of York County. She has earned the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Certified Chief Executive designation and has completed the Judge/ Bradley Leadership School at Penn State University. DeStephano is a York County native and has been married to her husband Christopher since 1995.

Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith, President, York College of PA: Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith began serving as president of York College in 2013. “Dr. G-S” holds a B.S. in Biology from Spelman College and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Emory University. She conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,

has published, and is the recipient of grants to support science education and research. Dr. G-S is married to J. Lawrence (J.L.) Smith, a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She currently serves as a systems administrator for I.B.M. The Smiths are proud parents of two sons, Lealand of Nashville, Tennessee, and Philip of Auburn, Alabama.

Kristin Phillips-Hill, PA State Representative: Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill is serving her second term in office representing Pennsylvania’s 93rd Legislative District in southern York County, and will be serving on the following four committees during the 2017-18 legislative session: Education, Gaming Oversight, Health and State Government. She has been re-appointed to serve as a majority deputy whip, and will be a member of the Speaker’s Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee. Rep. Phillips-Hill, a native of New Jersey, attended Rutgers University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy. Phillips-Hill served on the school board of the Dallastown Area School District for three years and is a former legislative staff member in the House Republican Caucus. She has extensive volunteer experience and is a former owner of a small business which purchased antiques and collectables for interior decorators and antique shops.

Carol Hill-Evans, PA State Representative: State Representative-elect Carol Hill-Evans was elected to the state legislature in 2016 to represent the 95th Legislative District in York County. Rep. Hill-Evans is a native of York City, and graduated from the York City School District before earning a degree from Penn State York. Prior to being elected to the state House, she served on York City Council for eight years. Rep. Hill-Evans and her husband Bill live in the southeast section of York City. They have five adult children between them, and nine grandchildren.

Kate Klunk, PA State Representative: Representative Kate A. Klunk was elected to serve the 169th Legislative District of southern York County in 2014. For the 2017-18 legislative session, Rep. Klunk is a deputy chair of the House Majority Policy Committee and serves on the standing committees on Gaming Oversight; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Labor and Industry; and Judiciary committees. Rep. Klunk graduated from Hanover Senior High School as the class of 2000 valedictorian. She continued her education at Dickinson College and went on to earn her juris doctor from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. Rep. Klunk is married to Jared Laird and the couple resides in Hanover Borough. As a private practice attorney, she counsels small businesses, individuals, educational institutions and corporations in employment matters.

Melissa Plotkin, Diversity & Organizational Development Director, JCC of York: Melissa Plotkin manages the diversity department and all associated at the JCC of York. She brings 19 years of experience to the job, with expertise in facilitating, presentation, training and program development. Plotkin leads the JCC’s Diversity Advisory Council



WOMEN and serves on seven area school districts’ diversity committees. She also co-facilitates the Leadership for Diverse Schools (a collaboration with Leadership York) and is Vice President for the York Suburban Communities That Care. Additionally, Plotkin is a member of the Pennsylvania Human Relations’ Task Force on Community Activities and Relations and Family Issues Round-table. Plotkin and her husband Jason live in York with their (very adorable) daughters Hannah and Ella.

Delma Rivera-Lytle, Diversity Education Specialist, Central York School District: Delma Rivera-Lytle, a graduate of Gettysburg College, is a Diversity Education Specialist at Central York School District. Rivera-Lytle was chosen by the YWCA as one of “York’s 25 Extraordinary Women,” was the recipient of the York City Human Relations Commission Award and serves on the JCC Diversity Advisory Council. She also serves on the First Presbyterian Church’s Diversity Focus committee and was recognized by York Daily Record as a “Person that Matters” — Making a Difference in the York Community. Rivera-Lytle is a member of the Central York School District Diversity Committee and chairman of the annual Diversity Celebration. Rivera-Lytle and husband of 28 years, Charles, live in York and have one daughter, Maria Lytle, 22 years old.

Breanna Shorten, Creative Director & CEO, YRK Creative; Executive Editor & Publisher, YRK Magazine: Breanna (Bre) Shorten is the executive editor and publisher of York’s premier lifestyle magazine, YRK Magazine. Her business career began in 2013 during a four-month, 30-plus city national tour as the merchandiser for the multiplatinum rock band LIVE. In 2014, she embarked on another national tour as social media manager for UFD Racing, sponsor of the Andretti Autosport Honda-powered IndyCar piloted by James Hinchcliffe. Shorten launched YRK Creative in 2016. The company is a full-service design and marketing agency that has grown from a team of three to 10, specializing in creating visual and storytelling assets for start-ups, small businesses, international personalities, community initiatives, and lifestyle and entertainment brands.

Jean Treuthart, President & CEO, YWCA York: Jean Treuthart has more than 30 years of experience in organizational leadership, revenue building, fund raising and advocacy. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in management studies and went on to earn a master’s degree in cultural communications from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Treuthart is a frequent community speaker


on social and economic justice topics related to the fields of women’s leadership role and education. From 2003 to 2014, she championed access and opportunity to education at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in the position of Campus Vice President of the York Campus. Treuthart is active on several community boards, including York Hospital, Better York and as vice chair of the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA). She served on the United Way of York County’s campaign cabinet from 2008-2010 and is a member of the Women’s Giving Circle of the York County Community Foundation.  n

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by Mary Yeaple, Special Events, City of York


he 34th Annual York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from Market and Penn Streets, and proceed east on Market to Duke Street. Approximately 100 entries are expected to take part in this annual celebration of Celtic heritage, including bands, Irish dance groups, floats, antique and decorated vehicles, clowns, individuals and family groups, organizations, and media entries. Congratulations to this year’s Grand Marshal, Lynda O’Byrne Randall, who is well known to the YCEA. According to an article by Carl Neu, former Executive Director of the York Chamber of Commerce, published in the York Daily Record in March 1999, the idea for a York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade dates back to the early 1980s, after Carl accepted a challenge from a visiting Pittsburgh developer to organize a parade. There was a steak dinner in it for Carl if he could pull this off, which he did. The first York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was held on a Friday evening at dusk and everyone had fun. The parade then moved to a Saturday afternoon, and was organized for many years by the York City


Over the past decade, the parade has grown to an average 100 entries each year, with musical entertainment at Continental Square before the parade, Irish dance performances in several locations, and other activities.

Recreation and Parks Bureau under the leadership of Corinne Miller. In January 1999, Mayor Charles Robertson announced that the parade was cancelled due to a perceived declining interest and lack of funds. Overnight, this decision generated media attention



and a handful of enthusiastic supporters stepped forward to take on responsibility for the parade. David Hancock of Weinbrom Jewelers immediately offered up a piece of emerald jewelry and an Erin Beanie Baby for the organizers to raffle off to raise funds for the parade. The parade grew to 60 units in a matter of weeks and was a big success. The small committee then formally organized and began making plans for the future, seeking sponsors and volunteers to keep the parade going. Over the past decade, the parade has grown to an average 100 entries each year, with musical entertainment at Continental Square before the parade, Irish dance performances in several locations, and other activities. Central Market

offers extended hours and many merchants plan special promotions to encourage spectators to arrive downtown early, secure a parking space, and explore the area before the main event. The current committee, under the leadership of President Daniel Reilly and Vice President Tom O’Shea, is now busy raising the funds and securing participants for this year’s parade. If you’d like to be a part of this year’s festivities — as a sponsor or a participant — please contact the parade committee at or 717.578.0146. This is an all-volunteer effort which relies on the community’s support to continue.  n





by Justine Trucksess, M  ain Street Hanover



aturday, May 13, Downtown merchants have teamed up to create one-of-a-kind minigolf holes in their businesses. We invite you to participate in Main Street Hanover’s fun earlyspring event, a mini-golf tournament like you have never seen! Golfers will spend the afternoon enjoying a walk through downtown, visiting participating businesses offering specials and playing some of the most unique mini-golf holes in the area! Registration begins at 11 a.m. Tee times are 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.






rtists of all ages come to Downtown Hanover to participate in an event that celebrates the local artists! Participants will create their own works of art on sidewalk slabs for all to see. Judges will choose a favorite and cash prizes will be awarded to the winner! New this year, we will also have a people's choice winner that will also be a winner of cash prizes! Artist's work will be judged based upon age. New category for judging this year, Corporate! Businesses who want to participate and create works of art to promote their businesses are welcome to participate and be judged against each other for the best and most unique artwork!



pring Sip & Stroll is a tasting event during Hanover's Art Weekend, June 17, 2017 2–7 p.m., that will follow the Chalk It Up, inviting adults to enjoy the shops and nightlife in Downtown Hanover. Save the Date for our Fall Sip & Stroll on September 30th! After purchasing tickets, participants will stroll around the downtown visiting different businesses and tasting a variety of wines, beers, and food from local establishments! And don’t forget the ART! Local artists will be featured at each location as well, creating a gallery crawl feel for this signature Main Street Hanover event. Purchase tickets for this event and get access to tasting and specials on items at the stores. Ticket holders must be 21+. The purpose of the Sip & Stroll events is to create awareness for the downtown Hanover businesses by inviting people into the downtown, walking around, stopping into shops and businesses to sample beer, wine and food. By having the increased foot traffic and introducing ticket holders to the downtown businesses, we create awareness of all the many things to do, see and buy in Downtown Hanover!  n




Keeping the

“Legacy of Caring”

for the elderly alive in York!

by Jill B. Hartman, MBA, Advancement Director, Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


his is an exciting and pivotal time for Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, as we are in the midst of a significant construction and renovation project. The number of baby boomers needing our services is exploding. This initiative will prepare us to more completely meet this demand while upholding the mission of Misericordia’s owner, the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy — to serve our residents with a heart of mercy by providing kind, patient and compassionate care. Misericordia, located at 998 S. Russell Street, in East York, is a 50-bed, non-profit Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing and rehabilitation center. Our small size, high ratio of staff-to-residents, and nurturing environment provide the ideal second home for our residents. In today’s world, where size often defines success, we will remain at 50 beds. Our unique size allows us to live our “legacy of caring” mission in an impactful, positive way for our residents and their families. The centers for Medicare and Medicaid bestowed on Misericordia their highest rating. We are humbled to enjoy the distinction of being the only 5-star rated nursing home in York.


Misericordia’s renovation and expansion project is underway, including a new activities room, expansion of its treatment room and renovation of the nursing unit.

Community support and the ability to secure tax-free financing through the General Authority of Southcentral PA, enabled us to break ground last August. Throughout 2017, Wagman Construction and RLPS Architects will transform Misericordia’s physical plant, and the Misericordia team will continue, as they have for the past 74 years, to care for our residents with a heart of mercy.  n



Amazing Kids Club to Expand to Meet the

Autism Needs of Our Community by Carol Connor, TrueNorth Wellness Services

Did you know that there has been a

181% increase statewide of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with Adams County experiencing a 236% increase and York County experiencing a 150%? (PA Bureau of Autism Services) These numbers are clearly outstanding for our community! The Bureau also reports that the cost of lifelong care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention programs… exactly what TrueNorth Wellness Services’ Amazing Kids Club provides.

opportunity to focus better, learn new skills more effectively, and achieve better treatment outcomes.

The Amazing Kids Club is a year-round, on-site therapeutic program for children and adolescents from 2 – 21 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder. The program focuses on developing communication, socialization and play skills in a less intense environment that one-on-one strategies and is designed as either a stand-alone program or a supplement to other forms of treatment. In order to meet the growing needs of autism services in our community, TrueNorth Wellness Services has embarked on a Capital Campaign to build a new center at 1181 Westminster Ave., Hanover, PA. If you have any experience with this disorder, you are already aware that specially-designed environments can result in significant behavioral improvements, help reduce sensory stimuli and minimize unnecessary stress. Ample space, modified lighting, and intentionally planned rooms allow the children and adolescents the

Providing TrueNorth Wellness Services with the ability to design and control the environment from the ‘ground up’ will allow for new, more advanced therapeutic practices and exposure to settings similar to those in real life (ground level environment with windows, large open spaces, outdoors), as well as: • Double our current capacity to 24,000-square-feet • Provide safe and easy pick-up and drop-off (current area is an alleyway in downtown Hanover) • Offer abundant parking for parents, staff and visitors (current location has metered parking) • Contain an outdoor play space (none at existing location) • Allow for additional play therapy areas and sensory rooms • Provide additional staff offices  n Carol Connor Director of Public Relations & Development TrueNorth Wellness Services 717.632.4900 x107





FREE MARKET MEDICINE TO SOUTH CENTRAL PA by Nicholas Pandelidis, M.D.,, Founding Partner OSS Health


Nicholas Pandelidis, M.D.

ealthcare cost growth continues to threaten the financial well-being of individuals and families, small and large businesses, and our government at all levels. The status quo price and quality opaque healthcare market controlled by the large healthcare systems and insurers contributes significantly to this unsustainable cost growth.

Cost analysis reveals that in a given regional medical market that the price for a particular procedure can vary by as much as a factor of 10. Further examination demonstrates no correlation between price charged and the quality delivered. Bringing transparency to the status quo market will foster competition, and competition brings value. The same competitive market forces that have given us so much more and better for less in household necessities, technology, entertainment, etc. would do the same for healthcare. OSS Health has embraced this vision of competing on cost and quality to be the provider of choice for orthopaedic


Cost analysis reveals that in a given regional medical market that the price for a particular procedure can vary by as much as a factor of 10. Further examination demonstrates no correlation between price charged and the quality delivered.

and spinal care. Our website — (Pricing & Quality tab) — lists transparent pricing for office visits, imaging services, fracture management, and inpatient and out-patient surgery. The surgical pricing is



Growth of Physicians and Administrators 1970–2009





Physicians Administrators Percent growth in U.S. healthcare spending per capita *2300% increase in U.S. healthcare spending per capita between 1970–2009 (Source: Health Care Costs: A Primer, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)




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*It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication, somehow think we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication, and a government bureaucracy to adminster it. —Thomas Sowell a “bundled” including surgical, anaesthesia, implants, and facility fees. While lowering healthcare costs is important, quality comes first. Our website lists the many certifications and awards for quality, patient safety, and patient satisfaction OSS Orthopaedic Hospital has earned; as well as our surgical outcome data.


A Legacy of Caring


Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Our pricing offers 50 percent to 70% percent or more savings to the insurance companies’ “discounted” network fees. The financial arrangement is no different than purchase of goods and services in the rest of the economy — payment at the time of service. We can offer such pricing because we don’t file claims, collect copays or deductibles, and have no backend collection costs. If a claim needs filed, this pricing does not apply! OSS Health transparent pricing offers particular savings opportunities for self-funded employers, and individuals who have high deductibles, participate in sharing ministries, or are uninsured.

Misericordia enjoys the distinction of being the only 5-star rated nursing home in York.


Please direct any questions on OSS Health transparent pricing to Tammy Little 717.747.8385. n

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by Jason McSherry, Community Relations & Marketing, Memorial Hospital


maging services, such as X-ray, CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine, are essential tools used by health care providers to diagnose ailments and guide treatment. A CT scan, or CAT scan, uses x-rays to take internal images of the body. Detailed images of muscles, bones and tissue help health care providers diagnose diseases such as appendicitis, cancer, and bone fractures. CT scanners are also used as a tool to guide interventional procedures. These specialized studies include lung biopsies, therapeutic pain injections, and abscess drainages. Recently, Memorial Hospital’s Imaging department improved the care we provide to patients by adding a second CT scanner. The new 64 slice scanner offers faster imaging, significantly lower radiation exposure to patients, and better spatial and contrast resolution, which means a clear image is generated down to a fraction of a millimeter. Additionally, the new scanner features the following capabilities:

• Organ dose modulation allows technicians to reduce the radiation dose over sensitive areas of the body, such as the eyes, thyroid, breast or reproductive organs, by an extra 15 percent. • Metal artifact reduction minimizes degraded image quality created by metal components in the body, like hip prosthetics, dental fillings, and aneurysm clips. • Noise reduction technology enables technologists to minimize the radiation dose patients receive without sacrificing image quality. Before, lowering the radiation dose resulted in noisy, low quality images. Noise reduction software is a win-win for our patients and Radiologists! Memorial’s new CT scanner also allows the Imaging department to provide several new services for patients, including brain perfusion imaging, which complements our stroke program; as well as lung cancer screening.



With a second CT scanner, Memorial’s Imaging department is also able to offer same-day appointments for many diagnostic services and is another example of how we provide safe, quality, and convenient care to our community. n



WellSpan Health manages crisis in the workplace by Andy Seebold, Senior Director of Business Services, WellSpan Health


he aftershock of a workplace crisis can have emotional and psychological effects on employees. WellSpan Health understands those needs and is oncall to support area organizations and businesses during tough times.

employees,” says Andy Seebold, Senior Director of Business Services, WellSpan Health.

When a well-respected and loved associate of Utz Quality Foods died unexpectedly last year, employees were devastated. Fortunately, George Neiderer, vice president of human resources, knew where to find help. “Without hesitation, we knew exactly who to call,” Neiderer says. “This was hard on our organization, and WellSpan Health provided the response we needed following the associate’s passing.

More than 20 individuals from multiple disciplines, including mental health professionals and peer support personnel, have been trained to provide basic CISM services. WellSpan’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) covers more than 130,000 members and nearly 300 employer groups across southcentral Pennsylvania, promoting wellness and productivity for employees and their families. In addition to offering worksite response to traumatic incidents and professional, confidential individual counseling, WellSpan’s EAP offers comprehensive training and staff development programs. WellSpan works directly with the employer to develop and deliver customized programs.

“This is a resource you hope you never have to use,” he adds, “but it gives us peace of mind that it’s there to be called upon when we needed it.” The WellSpan Health Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) assists employees who are exposed to events such as a workplace death or disaster. Its services are often provided onsite shortly after a traumatic event, as part of WellSpan’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

“WellSpan is committed to optimizing the health and well-being of your employees and their families and WellSpan EAP embodies that belief,” Seebold says.

“The staff prides itself on being there when they are needed with a collaborative teamwork approach that works to deliver the unique, personalized care to affected

The EAP is among a range of services WellSpan offers to employers. Others include occupational health, wellness programs, rehabilitation services, health insurance options and FMLA administration. To learn more, visit n




YWCA York Expands Efforts to End Campus Sexual Assault by Jean Treuthart, C  EO, YWCA


his April during the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), YWCA York is calling on groups whose influence can play a critical role in changing the culture that allows sexual violence to exist. We know we cannot fight this fight alone. We are stronger together. YWCA York is proud to partner with all of our local institutions of higher learning on developing best practices on how to respond and prevent sexual assault on and off campus by working together with students, faculty, counselors, administrators, and campus security officers. Prevention programs that promote healthy relationships, equality, and respect have been delivered by YWCA York’s community educators for the past several years, but have taken on a new vigor with the recent launch of Pennsylvania’s “It’s On Us” campaign.

A coed is more likely to be sexually assaulted by a friend or someone known to her or him than by a random stranger. 18



1 in 5 women & 1 in 16 men

are sexually assaulted while attending college. Hanover Hospital Pediatric Specialty Therapy Services helps infants to teens with the physical, speech and occupational therapy needed to successfully interact with the world around them. Our new center features a heated aquatic therapy pool. The warm water environment can help to begin movement following surgery, improve strength and reduce stress on immature muscles and joints. We provide tailored treatment for a variety of diagnoses and special needs.

90% of assaults go unreported.

“It’s On Us PA” is a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play an active role in ending sexual assault by making a personal pledge to:

Call (717) 316-7337 or visit for information.

York Street Medical Center •


• Recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault. • Identify situations in which sexual assault may occur. • Intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given. • Create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

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In keeping with the SAAM theme of Engaging New Voices, a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will provide resources to expand efforts with York College of Pennsylvania starting this spring. Additional trainings will take place with students and staff in student organizations, club sports and intramural sports along with a broad prevention and awareness campaign.

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If you would like to bring an awareness and education program to your community organization or school, contact Jessica Castle, Community Education Director, at 717-8452631 ext. 226. Together we will help the next generation teach, guide, and influence communities in an effort to end interpersonal violence. It’s on all of us to end sexual assault. YWCA York’s sexual violence HOTLINE: 717.854.3131 or 800.422.3204. All services are free and confidential.  n




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TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT CREATIVITY UNLEASHED by Kim Lentz, M  anager, Workforce Development, York County Economic Alliance


hether you were born and raised in York, or relocated here; you will at some point realize that York offers an abundance of fascinating places, opportunities, events and especially… people. Our rich heritage of innovative industry and hard work has provided York with a unique character of creativity, community and commitment. This is both attractive and contagious, and before you know it — you realize this is exactly where you belong. Creativity Unleashed is a celebration of the dynamic character that identifies York. It invites residents to experience all that York has to offer. It assures prospective residents that they will love calling York, their home.

Creativity Unleashed celebrates all of the reasons that make York a great place to Live, Work and Play.

Visit today, to see the fresh new logo and website design that reflect the Creativity Unleashed message. If you live here, follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to share your stories. Tell others what attracted you to York. Reveal the wonders that bring you pride and a sense of belonging. Share your favorite places, people, events and activities. Celebrate York with us!  n

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Pinwheel Gardens Planting Hope

by Deborah Harrison, E  xecutive Director, York County Children’s Advocacy Center


he York County Children’s Advocacy Center, a non-profit that provides forensic interviewing, forensic medical and family advocacy services for children who are alleged victims of abuse, will be planting Pinwheel Gardens in April 2017 to highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month and draw attention to the issue of child abuse in York County. The pinwheel is a colorful toy that has come to symbolize child abuse prevention and a safe and happy life for children, free from abuse. Pinwheel Gardens will be planted around York County at businesses and schools who are willing to help spread awareness. Businesses that want to participate can contact the York CAC at 717.718.4253 for sponsorship information and details on how to host a garden. The mission of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center is to reduce the trauma of child abuse investigations, foster professional collaboration and cooperation, and


promote education regarding the prevention of child abuse. The Center is part of a multi-disciplinary process that includes all law enforcement jurisdictions in York County, District Attorney’s office, Children & Youth, local hospitals and victim assistance programs. The Center provides


forensic interviews and has a pediatric medical exam room. Over 4200 forensic interviews and 720 forensic medical exams have been provided for children in York County since opening in 2006. If you would like to know more please give us a call at 717.718.4253.  n


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YCEA Welcomes… MEET OUR INTERN MATTHEW NOTARANGELO / Matthew grew up in Fairfax, VA with a strong passion for an array of sports. Through these sports, he acquired skills on how to work cohesively with team members by putting individual differences aside to reach a common goal. In his senior year of high school, he went on to earn 4th place in the Matthew Notarangelo Virginia State Wrestling tournament as the captain of his team. Wrestling drilled into him that nothing worth having will come without trials and dedication. He strives to constantly improve himself each and every day. From the ages of 13 to 21, Matthew established and grew his own landscaping business with a loyal customer base. He managed several employees, and upheld the responsibility of directing all operations of the business including overseeing staff, sales, delivery, and customer

retention. Matthew stated, “I have learned first-hand how difficult it can be to find responsible and willing individuals who take pride in their work as much as I do.” He currently attends York College of Pennsylvania where he will graduate this May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship. His love for the community and various opportunities has helped Matt make the decision to stay in the York County area an easy one. Matthew has an eye for improving processes and solving problems in an analytical and logical way, which are suitable for his desirable fields of interest in finance, operations, marketing and logistics. As an intern of the YCEA, he is enthused to be working alongside such experienced and informed staff members to advocate for a stronger economy in York County. He looks forward to using his business knowledge and enthusiasm in a professional environment like the YCEA.  n

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York Chamber Connect - Mar/Apr 2017  

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