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2019 LionPulse Grant Funding

Thanks to funding from LionPulse, the Hershey Campus was able to create three themes for promoting wellness initiatives: Bringing LionPulse Hershey Wellness to You, LionPulse Hershey Wellness Exhibit, and LionPulse Hershey Wellness Info Stations.

If you are interested in purchasing a healthy snack basket for your department, please visiting the catering website. (Note: You must be registered through ECATERING to begin your order).

Once logged in, click Start Order – Hello Healthy! – Snack Box – LionPulse Healthy Snack Box.

Additional wellness programs are listed below and in the Event Calendar.

Al-Anon at Work support group helps to bring hope and strength to families and friends of problem drinkers. Participants share the experiences, strength and hope through fellowship to solve their common problems. Persons whose lives have been touched by addiction also find Al-Anon helpful. New members are always welcome. Questions, please call Robin at ext. 7560 or Paula at ext. 2908.

Date(s): Tuesdays

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location: H7521

Cost: FREE

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is proud to offer Band Together on Tuesdays, a free strength training program led by trained volunteers. The Tuesday class is a 40-minute session each week where you work on strengthening exercises along with some CORE exercises. Each class you can get stronger, feel better, make some new friends and – most of all – have fun.

Internal medicine physician Dr. Chris Sciamanna created Band Together after watching his older patients progressively lose mobility. After researching available programs, Sciamanna decided to start his own to help his patients develop the muscle and balance they needed to avoid falls. What he came up with was a routine that mixes five different strength-training exercises with one minute breaks in between for socialization and, recently has added some balance exercises.

This class is for ANYONE. Please stop by and try a class out. Every Tuesday from 12:15 PM-12:55 PM. Come even if you can only stay for part of the class. No questions asked! Check the Infonet Calendar for each weeks room locations.

Be WISE (Working to Increase Stability through Exercise)!

Click here to go to the Band Together website and click on the link to watch the video.

Date(s): Tuesdays

Time: 12:15 – 12:55 PM

Location: HG023

InstructorsBrenda Thomas and/or Marianne Klinger

As a dedicated health care professional, you sacrifice your time and well-being for the good of others. Let Clean Eatz Lancaster help make focusing on you and your family a lot easier by allowing us to provide a wide variety of healthy meal and snack options for your busy lifestyle! Clean Eatz Lancaster offers a variety of delicious products and services to assist you with your active, healthy lifestyle:

  • Meal Plan Program
  • Cafe Menu
  • Catering
  • Marketplace (In-Cafe Options)

As a dedicated Penn State Health/College of Medicine employee, you receive a 10% discount on all food and snack items in the cafe. Simply show yourPenn State Health employee badge at check out to receive your discount! For employees who wish to take advantage of the weekly meal plan program, visit https://www. to receive 10% offyour order!

  • Penn State Health employees – enter PSH10 AND your employee ID number (ex: PSH1012345) at checkout.
  • College of Medicine employees – enter COM10 AND your PSU ID (ex: COM10123456789) at checkout.

You can pick up your Clean Eatz meals at one of the following locations:

  • Clean Eatz Cafe in Lancaster
  • Gold’s Gym Camp Hill
  • Crunch Fitness Harrisburg and Lancaster with the York location coming in April 2020

Click here to watch an introductory video from Clean Eatz Lancaster owner, Steve. For more information, visit


Clean Eatz is sponsored by BeWell Penn State Health’s Employee Wellness Program. Click here for more information. For instructions on how to order, click here.

Morrison, Penn State Hersey's food service provider presents WellPower, it's company website that is designed to inspire people to eat healthy.

Links for staff, students and employees to access:

We focus on informing and educating employees about nicotine addiction and tobacco use. Tobacco Treatment Certified and experienced staff are dedicated to helping those interested in quitting and/or reducing their use of tobacco products. We realize that each person is unique in both their use of tobacco as well as their ability to quit. The ETIP staff is knowledgeable about FDA approved tobacco cessation products, behavior change strategies and we’re willing to discuss alternative methods to reduce or quit tobacco use.

Date(s): ongoing

Time: Contact us for details

Location: Contact us for details

Cost: FREE 

Email us for more information:

Do YOU need a break? Heart Rhythm Meditation is a simple way to help reduce stress and enhance resilience. Everyone can meditate – no prior experience required. Meditation is an ancient art that has a growing body of evidence showing its value in health and well-being. We will practice Heart Rhythm Meditation (HRM). HRM is practiced sitting in a chair using a method of breathing that causes a shift in attention and breath rhythm to create a physiological connection between the nervous, endocrine, respiratory and circulatory systems, literally uniting the heart, mind, and body. The practice produces a feeling of being centered in your body and heart, with a rested, alert mind. Heart centered meditation helps to bring out our natural heart qualities such as gratitude, peace, and joy. 

Lisa Wilhelm will be the meditation facilitator. Lisa has completed a 2-year intensive training program in HRM through the Institute for Applied Meditation on the Heart based in Tucson, Arizona. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early as the meditation will begin promptly at 12:10. Contact Lisa at 717-421-2340 for more information or questions.

Date(s): Wednesdays

Time: 12:10 – 12:30 PM

Location: P1200A (Meditation Room) off of Children's Hospital

Organizer: Lisa Hanlon Wilhelm

The objectives of ProduceRx are to increase access to fresh produce, provide education promoting nutrition and healthy eating habits, and impact long-term health. This program is one of the first of its kind in the nation to involve all members of the interdisciplinary health team in the impact of nutrition on its consumers within a health system. For more information, visit

What's included in the program?

Boxes contain:

  • A variety of freshly picked fruits and vegetables from the farm.
  • Nutrition education, recipes, preparation tips. Access to education, additional resources, and more on our website

Benefits of CSA:

  • PROVIDES a reliable and reasonably-priced source of diverse, fresh, high-quality, local and organic produce to employees.
  • CONNECTS employees to farmers who bring fresh produce straight from the fields directly to the workplace.
  • GIVES growers a guaranteed way to sell what the farm produces at a fair price.
  • BUILDS the local rural community’s economy by keeping food purchases close to home.

Pick-up your weekly box at:

  • Camp Hill- St. John’s Drive
  •  Elizabethtown- East Willow Street
  • Harrisburg Midtown- N 2nd Street
  • Harrisburg Paxtang- Brisban Street
  • Harrisburg Paxtonia- Koch Lane
  • Harrisburg- Strites Orchard*
  • Hershey- West Areba Avenue
  • Hershey-Cocoa Beanery (only for HMC employees & students)
  • Hummelstown- Shetland Drive
  • Mechanicsburg- W. Green Street
  • Palmyra- Wickerberry Lane
  • Susquehanna Township – Beaufort Hunt Driver 

Penn State ProduceRX brochure

Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth now has some of the sweetest trails on earth! SAMBA partnered with Penn State University at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Campus to develop 10 miles of new trails with options for users of all skill levels. Trails can be accessed traffic-free from the surrounding communities using the Eshenour Memorial bike path.  The trail system is divided into two distinct areas, the East side and the West side. The unique terrain is generally rocky and rugged and while the East side offers more open, flowing trails, the West side is more technical and challenging. Enjoy!


Night riding is permitted on HMC trails until 9PM.  Samba highly recommends never riding at night alone and riders to have two lights; one mounted on the handle bar and one mounted on the helmet.


SAMBA Bike Trail Map

Directions to trail head:

GPS Coordinates:  Latitude 40.2604 Longitude -76.6783  (Click here for Map)

Please access the Medical Center via Life Lion Dr. at Bullfrog Valley Road.  Take the first right turn and look for Resevoir Road.  Trailhead parking is adjacent to the gate at the end of Reservoir Road.  Please do not park in the grass.

This is a FREE stress management class for people with obesity, pre-diabetes or diabetes.

This course will explore various ways to understand and reduce stress:  exercise, nutrition optimization,positive experiences, time management techniques, sleep hygiene and sleep optimization strategies, and more.  Participants will participate in light exercise (stretching and strength training, but NO cardiovascular exercise).

Dates:  Tuesday April 28 – June 30;  Retreat June 20

Time:   6-8:30pm;  Retreat 9am -4pm

Location:  Hershey Centerfor Applied Research (HCAR)  Conference Room 1103

Instructors:  Janice Schan, Eryn Panko, Suzanne Akuley

For Registration Information:  Call 717-531-8395

For those who enjoy the camaraderie of working out in a group, you’ll find the UFC has several class options for adding variety, challenge and fun to your routine.

List of available classes:

Arthritis Foundation

Easing Stress with Yoga

Employee Strong

Fit Family

Gentle Kundalini Yoga


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Pilates for Managing Low Back Pain

Tactical Hapkido & Systema

Tai Chi & QiGong

Questions? Call the UFC at 717-531-7075 or email

Passionate about wellness? The wellness committee is looking for individuals who are familiar with various areas of the organization and can help nurture and shepherd new ideas. Click here to join the committee!


  • Deb Tregea, Coordinator of Athletic Programs, Health Champion,
  • Kara Bowers, PRO Wellness Project Manager
  • Vicki Deitzler, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Development
  • Brenda Eckert, Nurse Manager, PSHHVI Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Brenda Hershey-Fell, Staff Nurse
  • Denise Gruber, Patient Services Supervisor
  • Tiffany Heikel, Physician Assistant, Otolaryngology
  • Cory Hess, Staff Nurse
  • Alicia Hoke, PRO Wellness Senior Project Manager
  • Kelly Holder, Assistant Professor, Director, Office of Student Mental Health and Counseling
  • Shari Hrabovsky, Advanced Care Practitioner, Public Health Sciences
  • Danielle Hricak, Benefits Specialists, Penn State Health HR Total Rewards
  • Marisa Katkocin, Catering Sous Chef
  • Majid Dadgar-Kiani, Resident
  • Kimberly Klopp, Food Services Supervisor
  • Karen Muncy, Staff Nurse, Employee Health Services
  • Dana Pease, Safety Coordinator
  • Amy Rhine, PRO Wellness Social Media and Events Specialist
  • Angela Schlegel, PRO Wellness Project Coordinator
  • Paule Seale, Penn State Retiree
  • David Simmons, Director of Pastoral Care Services
  • Nicole Sunderland, Staff Nurse
  • Lauren Talhelm, GME Coordinator, Graduate Medical Education Office
  • Leslie Womeldorf, Instructor for College of Nursing
  • Jodi Yocum, Nurse Manager
  • Tiffany Zimmerman, Clinical Case Manager

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