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  1. Dec
    14
    2017

    Grateful Patient gift supports Mount Nittany Health Endoscopy

    As you age, your priorities change. Your health and well-being become more important to you, and we want to help ensure that others have the opportunity for the same high-quality care we’ve received.”

    Henry and Sara Parks have lived in the State College area for more than 40 years. In that time, they have witnessed tremendous change taking place in local healthcare. “The availability of good healthcare has always been important to us,” Henry states. “I’ve been very pleased to see...
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  2. Dec
    14
    2017

    Join us for a Glamorous Evening in Old Hollywood

    The 70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball, themed A Glamorous Evening in Old Hollywood, will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The proceeds will benefit palliative care services at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

    Palliative care services provides special medical care to patients with serious and chronic illness that focuses on the symptom management, emotional support, advance care planning and relief from the str...
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  3. Dec
    14
    2017

    Lamb auctioned at Grange Fair raises $1,763 for Medical Center

    How does a lamb bring comfort to patients at Mount Nittany Medical Center? By raising money to create comfort boxes for cancer patients who are hospitalized, of course.

    As part of her senior project, Marissa Bilyeu donated the funds raised from auctioning her lamb at this year’s Grange Fair. Marissa donated the funds to Mount Nittany Health Foundation in memory of her Uncle Rick, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 58 from mesothelioma.

    The comfort boxes include li...
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  4. Dec
    14
    2017

    Make an impact: Nancy’s story

    In a heart emergency, every second is critical. Eight years ago as she stood in her kitchen and felt the indescribable pain in her abdomen, Nancy Dreibelbis knew she'd better act fast.

    The day after Thanksgiving 2009, nearly after 30 guests returned home and she was tidying up the kitchen, Nancy expereinced what she first thought to be simple indigestion. But as the discomfort increased and moved into her chest, she yelled out in pain to her daughter who was upstairs. Then...
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  5. Dec
    14
    2017

    Meet the newest providers at Mount Nittany Health

    Get to know the newest providers at Mount Nittany Health who are ready to care for you and your family.

    - Tamar Baitel, MD, family medicine, says, “Caring for others is what I’m meant to do. Spending time both treating and educating those in my care allows patients to be active participants in their health.” Dr. Baitel sees patients at Mount Nittany Health – Penns Valley.

    Mount Nittany Health recently welcomed two new executives to the leadership team.

    -...
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  6. Dec
    14
    2017

    Mount Nittany Health and State College Spikes team up against breast cancer

    On October 17, the State College Spikes donated more than $6,428 to Mount Nittany Health Foundation, benefitting the Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center.

    The funds were raised through two annual State College Spikes events: SpikesFest held on March 5 and Paint the Park Pink Night, held on July 30. Since 2007, the Spikes have gifted more than $75,000 to the Foundation to support the fight against breast cancer.

    "It is our mission at the State College Spikes to not...
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  7. Dec
    14
    2017

    Team Ream Day to be held February 3

    Support Team Ream on Saturday, February 3, 2018, as the Penn State Men’s Basketball team takes on Iowa at the Bryce Jordan Center. By purchasing tickets through teamream.org, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Team Ream.

    State College native Brandon Ream, a former football player at The Pennsylvania State University and the son of Camp Woodward founder Gary Ream, passed away after a battle with bone cancer in 2013 at the age of 29.

    Having generously donated more ...
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  8. Nov
    14
    2017

    Join us as we walk the runway

    The 70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball committee invites you to a fashion show Thursday, December 7, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at Diamonds & Lace Bridal Boutique.

    The Charity Ball committee will walk the runway to help guests find the perfect Charity Ball dress. A DJ will be at the event and desserts and wine will be served. Ten percent of all sales will be donated back to the event to benefit palliative care services at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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  9. Oct
    2
    2017

    4th Annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic raises more than $19,000 for Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center

    The 4th Annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, held Monday, September 11, at Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center, raised $19,105. The proceeds from this women’s-only event – which attracted 102 golfers – support renovations at Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center. In total, more than $85,000 has been raised to help advance breast healthcare in the region since its inception in 2014.

    “It was a great privilege to thank these women personally and to share with them the power of ...
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  10. Oct
    2
    2017

    Getting where they need to go

    Thanks to a generous gift from the Team Ream Foundation, patients receiving radiation treatments at Mount Nittany Medical Center have one less thing to worry about – getting to and from their treatment appointments.

    “We loved the idea of utilizing our funds in a new way, and this van will provide transportation for those that need it most,” said Samantha Ream, president, Team Ream Foundation. “Mount Nittany Health provides our community with excellent healthcare and we want to su...
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  11. Oct
    2
    2017

    Local clubs give life to Healing Garden

    This past summer, the State College Sunrise Rotary and State College Downtown Rotary clubs took over efforts to care for the Healing Garden at Mount Nittany Medical Center. The region’s first healing garden of its kind complements the full range of healthcare services offered by Mount Nittany Medical Center and is designed to provide stress relief for patients, families, providers, staff and the community.

    Members of the clubs help maintain the tranquility of the Healing Garden b...
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  12. Oct
    2
    2017

    Meet the newest providers at Mount Nittany Health

    Get to know the newest providers at Mount Nittany Health who are ready to care for you and your family.

    - Michelle Ruffo, DPT, enjoys working with patients to get them to their optimal level of functioning. Michelle sees patients at Mount Nittany Health Fit for Play.
    - D. Michael Chambers, DO, general surgery, treats each patient as if they’re a member of his own family and feels there’s no greater reward than helping another. Dr. Chambers sees patients at Mount Nittany Hea...
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  13. Oct
    2
    2017

    Save the date: 70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball

    Mount Nittany Health Foundation will hold the 70th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball Saturday, February 24, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. This event, themed A Glamorous Evening in Old Hollywood, benefits palliative care services at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

    For more information about the Charity Ball, visit foundation.mountnittany.org/event/charity-ball.

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  14. Sep
    28
    2017

    Pink Zone funds Mount Nittany Medical Center breast health navigator

    The Pink Zone recently presented a check for $105,000 to the Mount Nittany Health Foundation for their successful fundraising year. Although the Pink Zone raises funds all year round, the Penn State Lady Lions’ annual Pink Zone basketball game is likely the most well known event. This past year, the women took on Michigan in February at the Bryce Jordan Center.

    Since 2010, Pink Zone has funded Mount Nittany Health with $586,000 for breast cancer care. Monies from Pink Zone are di...
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  15. Aug
    21
    2017

    27th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic brings in record-breaking $176,000 for cardiac catheterization lab expansion

    The 27th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic, held Saturday, August 12, at the Penn State Golf Courses, netted a record breaking $176,000, with all proceeds supporting an expansion to the Mount Nittany Medical Center cardiac catheterization lab. In total, more than $2.2 million has been raised to help advance healthcare in the region since the Golf Classic’s inception in 1991.

    The fully accredited cardiac catheterization lab is used during an emergency to intervene when a pa...
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  16. Aug
    14
    2017

    Hours left: Golf Classic online auction ends today

    We are counting down the final hours of our online silent auction!

    Funds raised will benefit the cardiac catheterization lab at Mount Nittany Medical Center. The cardiac catheterization lab, which was recently awarded full accreditation, is used during an emergency to intervene when a patient is having a heart attack, or, it can also be used to identify and correct other health conditions of the heart.

    Don’t miss out on your chance to bid on an assortment of packages...
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  17. Aug
    3
    2017

    Get into the swing of giving: Golf Classic online auction now live

    Fundraising efforts for the 27th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic kick-off today, Monday, July 31, with an online silent auction. With proceeds benefitting the cardiac catheterization lab at Mount Nittany Medical Center, Mount Nittany Health Foundation will once again partner with Bidding for Good to bring you some great experienced-based packages.

    Whether or not you’re golfing at the event on August 12, community members have a chance to win a variety of packages, includ...
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  18. Jul
    7
    2017

    Annual Paint the Park Pink game scheduled for July 30

    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 gam...
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  19. Jun
    28
    2017

    27th Annual Golf Classic to benefit cardiac catheterization lab

    The 27th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic will be held Saturday, August 12, at the Penn State Blue & White Golf Courses, with registration beginning at 9:30 am and a shotgun start beginning promptly at 11:00 am.

    For the third consecutive year, funds raised from this four-person scramble tournament will benefit the cardiac catheterization lab at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

    Team prizes for each flight will be awarded to the 16 winning teams placing first thro...
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  20. Jun
    28
    2017

    Paying it forward for Mount Nittany Health Fit for Play

    When you believe strongly in an organization and its mission, it can be an easy decision to give back. And that’s exactly why Jim and Lorri Bennett created a department-specific fund for Mount Nittany Health Fit for Play.

    “Fit for Play has been a big part of our lives over the past 18 years. We truly believe in the treatment philosophy and the people who provide the care,” says Jim Bennett, MPT, clinical director for outpatient services, Mount Nittany Health Fit for Play.
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