2022-06-24 E-Edition

New, expanded Medical Intensive Care Unit opens at Hershey Medical Center

Patients are now being treated in the new, expanded Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The 24-bed unit that opened today on the seventh floor of Hershey Medical Center replaces the previous 16-bed unit on the sixth floor, which will be renovated into additional patient care space. The new MICU was designed […]

50 to Follow Women-Owned Businesses

Celebrating Women Owned Business!

Women in Business is proud to continue the tradition of celebrating those dynamic women who have embraced the entrepreneurial dream by founding their own companies. That’s why we are again honoring women-led businesses and organizations with our fourth annual 50 to Follow Women-Owned Businesses recognition program. Experiencing unprecedented challenges in the last two years, the 50 womenowned and women-led companies […]

The Looming Impact of Inflation on Healthcare

Survey shows most Americans believe costs will increase

(AP) Americans are feeling the pressure of healthcare costs, with 4 in 10 concerned about their ability to pay for care and others forgoing treatment altogether, skipping prescriptions or cutting back on daily living expenses to afford healthcare. The findings come from a survey of 6,663 U.S. adults conducted by West Health and Gallup at the end of 2021. Increased […]

Winners Announced in $50,000 Pa Wilds Big Idea Contest!

In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, and with funding support provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ recent innovation competition targeted the counties of Centre, Clarion, Clearfield and Jefferson located in the PA WILDS. Ben Franklin has been offering Pennsylvania entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to compete in our risk-free BIG IDEA […]


Robot-Assisted Bronchoscopy Aids in Discovery and Diagnosis of Lung Nodules

A new innovation that holds promise in the fight against lung cancer is now in use at Excela Latrobe Hospital. A first-of-its-kind robotic technology, Auris Health’s MONARCH™ Platform will aid Excela thoracic surgeons in viewing hard-to-reach areas of the lungs and obtaining a tissue sample for biopsy of lung nodules, thus leading to earlier and more-accurate diagnosis of lung cancer. […]

Penn State Health Children’s Hospital again recognized among the best in the nation

U.S. News & World Report is recognizing Penn State Health Children’s Hospital as a national leader in multiple specialties for the 12th consecutive year. The magazine ranked the Children’s Hospital in cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology and pulmonology in its 2022-2023 Best Children’s Hospital rankings. “We are proud of our dedicated staff for earning this recognition year after […]

Next level Digital-Now offered by The Pennsylvania Business Central

The Pennsylvania Business Central now offers a full-service digital agency through our parent company, Sample News Group (www.samplenewsgroup.com) and our premier Google partner focused on strategic digital marketing, creative services, media planning and consulting. We understand ALL types of media and can help strategize to incorporate digital with your traditional media placements to maximize your ROI. At SNG Digital powered […]


Over the past two years, Pennsylvania Business Central had been chronicling the many dedicated individuals and institutions in healthcare who have been on the front lines throughout the pandemic. We have also expanded our recognition to those healthcare workers whose outstanding service and dedication is not directly related to the pandemic. We want to honor these Healthcare Heroes. The honorees […]

Cindy McCoy

Cindy McCoy’s first job after college was at Jersey Shore hospital as a registered nurse. Since 1979 she has worked in same-day surgery, labor and delivery, intensive care, home health and acute care/med-surge units. Cindy is now a house supervisor at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital (GJSH) and has the respect of her patients and coworkers for her outstanding commitment to […]