Health & Recreation: A Decade in Review: Sentinel News

February 26, 2010: Sentinel News

Health & Recreation: A Decade in Review

by John Hilton, City Editor

The biggest health news over the decade involved the sale of Carlisle Hospital to Health Management Associates early in the decade and the subsequent construction and opening of the new Carlisle Regional Medical Center in 2006.

The Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation was created from the proceeds of the sale and took on a mission of providing health care services for the poor, along with promoting health and wellness programs.

Meanwhile, the Clean Air Board formed in 2005 after more than 100 area doctors took out a full-page ad in The Sentinel saying that truck traffic was a major contributor to unhealthy air quality in Cumberland County. The new group scored a victory last year when the state passed anti-idling legislation.

As the new decade starts, both CRMC and Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill and PinnacleHealth are continuing to incorporate new medical technology.

In other health news, longtime recreation projects moved forward throughout the decade. The Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails Council completed its first rails to trails project in 2006, while the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University opened a year earlier.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: