November 29, 2015 |
The University of Pennsylvania's Lancaster General Hospital has begun work on a $60 million expansion in downtown Lancaster that will allow the 533-bed facility to convert to all private rooms. Penn completed its acquisition of Lancaster General on August 1. No money changed hands, but the deal added $1 billion in net assets to Penn's balance sheet. Combined, the two systems had $76.76 million in operating profits on $1.29 billion in total revenue in the quarter ended Sept. 30. email@example.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
November 23, 2015 |
LANCASTER - After a week of rising rhetoric against Syrian refugees and congressional action that could halt their resettlement, refugee Farhan Alqadri, 55, wants to be the Syrian who alters perceptions. Just as any jihadi who hides in the flow of desperate refugees "spoils it for a million," he said in Arabic through an interpreter Friday, "I hope I can be the one person on the opposite side who changes millions of minds. " He arrived here in June, with his wife, Muna, and four of their nine children - a Muslim family fleeing violence, resettled in this city near Amish farms, by Church World Service, a philanthropic cooperative of Christian denominations.
October 10, 2015 |
Nemours Children's Health System and the Clinic for Special Children in Lancaster County signed a five-year agreement to collaborate on the care of children with rare genetic disorders, the two tax-exempt organizations announced. As part of the arrangement, the Clinic for Special Children will help Nemours develop medical services for the Old Order Amish community near Dover, Del. The clinic, near Strasburg, Pa., was founded in 1989 to treat Old Order Amish and Mennonite children with genetic disorders.
July 16, 2015 |
ONE LANCASTER County man likes pork a little too much. You could say that he loves it. Larry William Henry, 65, was charged late last month with criminal trespass, defiant trespass, indecent exposure and related offenses after he was caught in his birthday suit hamming it up with a bunch of pigs, police in Manor Township told the Daily News yesterday. He was released after posting bail. Henry allegedly broke into a hog barn on Coffee Street in Millersville at 10:18 p.m. on June 26, police said.
July 14, 2015 |
LANCASTER - In the soft, still light of a perfect Sunday morning, the map, the one that said Paradise was 10 miles east of here, appeared to be mistaken. In golf, the aesthetics are as important as the athletics. And at 7:15 a.m., 90 minutes before the earliest tee time on its final day in the U.S. Women's Open spotlight, Lancaster Country Club was as visually appealing as a sports venue gets. From the lofty vantage of the third tee, 100 yards above the landing area, you could look down and see the swollen, mirror-calm Conestoga Creek.
July 11, 2015 |
LANCASTER, Pa. - The previous women's major golf tournament, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, was played in the suburbs of the country's biggest city at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y. This week, the best women in the world are out here in the country - Amish country to be precise - for the U.S. Women's Open. You would think the big city would outdraw this isolated pastoral setting where horse-and-buggy sightings are common place, but that's not the case. In fact, the number of people who are going to walk the Lancaster Country Club course this week is going to dwarf the crowds that were in New York a month ago. The players are noticing, too. "It's awesome," North Jersey native Marina Alex said after shooting a 4-under 66 to share the lead with 41-year-old Australian Karrie Webb following the morning rounds.
July 10, 2015 |
LANCASTER - The United States Golf Association had planned for Lancaster Country Club to play firm and fast over all of its 6,483 yards for the 70th U.S. Women's Open, but the weather hasn't cooperated. Championship director Ben Kimball said Wednesday the fact that nearly eight inches of rain fell in these parts during June, combined with spotty showers in July that haven't allowed the course to dry out, means the tees will be moved up on some holes. "It's a relatively soft golf course, so to speak, so it's probably playing a little bit longer than that (6,483)
July 9, 2015 |
LANCASTER - When it comes to playing in the pressure-packed atmosphere of a major championship, Inbee Park truly knows what it takes to get "in the zone" to reach a level that many of her fellow LPGA Tour competitors cannot achieve. An example can be drawn from the final round of last month's KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the season's second major. Park began the day with a 2-stroke lead and calmly carved out a bogey-free 5-under-par 68 at Westchester Country Club in suburban New York to win by 5 and finish at 19-under for the event.
July 6, 2015 |
LANCASTER - Though United States Golf Association executive director Mike Davis is himself a Central Pennsylvanian, the USGA and bucolic Lancaster appear to make for an odd coupling. The USGA, after all, is the blue-blazered embodiment of an elite Eastern establishment that has championed and ruled golf since the game crossed the Atlantic in the 19th century. Lancaster, meanwhile, brings to mind buggies, bacon gravy, and barley. But while that juxtaposition of old money and fresh manure figures to lend this week's 2015 U.S. Women's Open a unique flavor - and, possibly, scent - the Lancaster Country Club course where it will be contested would fit in easily on the Main Line or in the tony suburbs of Boston and New York.