Department of Health spots measles at Geisinger

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DANVILLE — A case of measles could have been spread at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. The Pennsylvania Health Department says a person had measles, who was treated at Geisinger, may have exposed other people at both Geisinger and Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. In Danville, a patient was treated April 23 at Foss Clinic. Geisinger officials say anyone who was at Foss Clinic that Wednesday between 1:00p.m.-6:30p.m. may have been exposed to measles. In addition, anyone who rode the shuttle to and from the facility between 4:15p.m.-6:30p.m. may have been exposed to them as well. Geisinger says they are working with the Department of Health and following all proper protocol and taking necessary…

Patient status sometimes a ‘tough call’

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LEWISBURG — Have you been to the ER lately? Were you there for observation or were you admitted? — Turns out it makes a big difference.   Deb Runkle, Director of Care Management at Evangelical Community Hospital was a guest on WKOK Sunrise Thursday. She says copays and deductibles are very different for an outpatient and an inpatient, and sometimes it is tough to figure out which it is.   “A patient who is in the hospital for observation would be someone who came in and the physician evaluated them and decided that they needed further studies and testing to see what was going on — but they really did not meet the criteria to…

Several people hurt in Friday wreck

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  LEWISBURG — An unidentified teenager sustained ‘major injuries’ in a traffic accident near Lewisburg Friday night. State police are not identifying the 17-year-old who was a passenger a vehicle involved in the two car wreck. Uninjured was the 18-year-old driver of an SUV that turned left in front of another vehicle.   The crash happened around 9pm at the intersection of Route 15, and AJK Boulevard. One driver in the mishap–Isabelle Guembou of Lewisburg–had minor injuries. State police say the driver who will receive a traffic citation after the crash is 18-year-old Collin Brown of Milton.   A badly injured passenger in his vehicle is not being identified by state troopers. That passenger was…