KidsPeace has named Thespina Godshalk, M.S., LPC, as Director of TeenCentral.
Godshalk will manage the organization’s web-based counseling resource for teens, TeenCentral.Net.
She will manage KidsPeace’s activities to redesign and relaunch the two sites in Spring 2017, and to promote their benefits.
She will be based at the organization’s administrative headquarters in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Alumni Association has appointed the following new officers: Linda Krisko. Nationwide Insurance. Allentown; president; Michael Mauro, Allentown Rescue Mission, vice president, and Michele Mullikin, Diocese of Allentown, secretary-treasurer. Their terms, effective Dec. 21, run through June 30, 2019.
Sacred Heart Hospital has named Michele Brinker, RN, BSN, as the new Diabetes Program Coordinator for the Hospital and HealthCare System.
Adding a Diabetes Program Coordinator allows persons with diabetes increased access to diabetes education services.
Brinker received a BSN from Cedar Crest College and is pursuing an MSN and diabetes educator certification.
An expanded Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, highlighted by a record number of artisans, drew 69,439 people, an all-time high, to the Christmas City this Christmas season.
The 2016 Christkindlmarkt attendance topped the previous record of 64,612, set in 2015, by 7.5 percent.
U.S. News & World Report, a leading expert in the evaluation and rating of health care providers across the country, has named Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2016-17. Fellowship Manor received a 5 out of 5-star rating.
Fellowship Manor is one of the few nursing homes to be named a Best Nursing Homes 2016-17. Only 9 percent of nursing homes in Pennsylvania and 13 percent in the nation were awarded the designation.
David R. Hunsicker, Chairman, President and CEO of New Tripoli Bank, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s (PA Bankers) Government Relations Policy committee. The Committee is responsible for the state legislative program of the association and determines policy positions and priorities on pending or proposed state legislation.
Hunsicker will serve a two-year term starting Dec. 1, 2016, coinciding with the legislative session.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTPNEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $180,000 in support of regional economic development.
BFTP-NEP owns and manages Ben Franklin TechVentures, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, and the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, Bloomsburg. BFTP-NEP leads a 14-member northeastern Pennsylvania business incubator network.
Ben Franklin has announced the following early-stage company investment provided in the form of a loan with warrants.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs for those likely to respond to pre-hospital emergencies or those considering a medical career. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to test for the National Registry EMT (NREMT) credential. Minimum age of 16 is required.
Additional costs include text, NREMT testing fee, specialized equipment and clothing, which may vary depending on location of course.
Sacred Heart Hospital has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers.
Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley bounced back to a double-digit increase in November, up 12.4 percent to 591 in November, compared to 526 in November 2015.
The November statistics were released Dec. 13 by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
For the year-to-date, closed sales have increased 7.9 percent to 7,260 from 6,726 in 2015.
Pending sales again increased, also by double digits in November, by 12.3 percent to 594 from 529 in November 2015.