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Marion Shapiro – Longtime Eagleville Hospital supporter, former member of Eagleville Hospital Board of Directors, Former Eagleville Hospital Board Chair. Passed away on February 28, 2017.

Marion was a wonderful, vibrant, energetic person who was thoroughly dedicated to Eagleville Hospital. Marion joined the Board of Directors on April 26, 1983. Marion participated on many Committees throughout her years of service, but the Joint Conference Committee was, by far, her favorite. She loved figuring out ways to better help Eagleville patients and was way before her time in considering various methods of treatment. She held the position of Committee Chair, and was also elected Hospital Chair from 1989-1992.

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Peer Support at Eagleville – Helping patients to navigate through rough waters of recovery

Most patients struggle to keep newly sober heads above water in the rapids of recovery. They may think sobriety is mythic and feel ill-equipped to navigate out of the murky depths of addiction or mental unrest.

At Eagleville Hospital, bridges over these very troubled waters can be found in the form of peer support specialists. As individuals who have “been there, done that,” they help patients to plan for a successful landing on the shores of sobriety

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Warm Handoff Program Combats Opiate Epidemic

Eagleville Hospital is on the front lines in the battle against opiate addiction – an epidemic of both local and national proportions. Whether in the form of heroin or prescription painkillers, opiate use is growing at a substantial rate and is taking a devastating and sometimes deadly toll on an increasingly younger age demographic.

Eagleville has realized that proactive steps are needed within treatment centers to combat this problem and as such has implemented the Warm Handoff Program. In the context of this program, Eagleville is making an important “direct reach” connection with Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton. Professionals from Eagleville are empowered to interact with overdose patients receiving emergent help at the medical center and encourage them to consider Eagleville for further treatment.

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Eagleville’s Keyente Moore a Powerful Force for Positive Change

If one word describes the unique personality of the staff at Eagleville Hospital it is positivity. And one staff member who clearly represents the human embodiment of that essential characteristic is Keyente “Key” Moore.

A six-year veteran of the hospital staff, Moore started out as a tech working evenings, and eventually progressed to his current position as second manager in the transportation department.

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Arcadia House Program Opens New Doors for Treatment

In an age of personalized healthcare, treatment and therapy for patients with drug and alcohol addiction must move forward with precision. While traditional remedies and tactics will remain useful, more nuanced approaches may enhance a treatment facility’s repertoire and, more importantly, improve patient outcomes.

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Ed Fitzgerald – Longtime Eagleville Hospital supporter, Eagleville Foundation Board Chair, Eagleville Hospital Board Vice-Chair. Passed away on December 4, 2016

EDWARD G.FITZGERALD, peacefully passed on December 4, 2016 after a brief illness. Survived by family he loved and who loved him: wife Virginia M. Duffy, sons Edward (Julie) and Stephen (Mazie), daughter Kelly Maxwell (Steve), grandsons Eddie, Ryan, John and Colin Fitzgerald, sister Joan Foy (Rod) and brother Michael Fitzgerald (Pati). Son of the late Edward G. Fitzgerald, Sr. and the late Rosemary O’Hare Fitzgerald. Will be missed by the friends he made along the way, including those at Eagleville Foundation

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Follow Us On Twitter

To say that social networking platforms have become an integral part of any modern day company or organization, would be a massive understatement. These outlets can provide great outreach, allowing for an increased awareness on the day-to- day happenings of any organization. In particular, Twitter has grown in recent years making it one of the top social media apps. It has proved to be a valuable asset to just about every organization in existence, or at least those which desire to remain on the cutting edge of communication with the consumer. An active Twitter account is an easy and fast way to provide current information to an important base of followers.

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Eagleville Hospital and Montgomery County Department of Human Services Host Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of the Arcadia House

In partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Human Services, Eagleville Hospital is announcing the opening of Arcadia House — a unique evidence-based treatment program for young men ages 18 through 26. Through a $600,000 reinvestment grant from the Montgomery County Department of Human Services, Eagleville Hospital is expanding services to specifically reach the increasing number of young adults in Montgomery County with substance use disorders and the growing overdose death rate from opioid pain relievers and heroin. Pennsylvania now leads the nation in drug overdoses among men ages 12 – 25 and ranks 9th in the country among the general population.

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Therapy Dog Treatment Makes Positive Impact On Patients

In the modern day, alternative methods of behavioral treatment have been receiving increased attention. While traditional therapeutic methods such as counseling, clinical medication, and so forth still have their place, they are no longer considered the only acceptable ways to provide treatment to a patient. Among these new treatment methods that are making waves is the use of therapy dogs, which can be seen working to a tee at Eagleville Hospital.

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HR 590 Task Force Testimony

My name is William Charles Folks, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I was asked to testify today by the Rehabilitation Community Providers Association. With more than 325 members serving well over 1 million Pennsylvanians annually, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) is among the largest and most diverse state health and human services trade associations in the nation.

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