Entries by Wendy Shumaker

Homeland HomeHealth Nurse Treats Every Patient Like Family

Employee Spotlight: Meet Kerstie Keebaugh Kerstie Keebaugh, RN Case Manager for Homeland HomeHealth, likes life in a small town. Growing up and living in Middletown, Kerstie has a close network of family and friends as well as extended links to acquaintances of her family. When visiting patients, Kerstie often hears…

A Home of Hope for 155 Years: The History of Homeland

  The Civil War (1861-1865) took our country through some of its darkest days as states and families found themselves on opposite sides of the fight. When the war ended on April 9, 1865, our country had lost more than 620,000 soldiers with countless others scarred with injuries rending it…

From Candy Striper to CNA: Meet Teena Mowery

Employee Spotlight At 12 years-old Teena Mowery from Shippensburg learned she loved to help others while working as a candy striper at a local hospital. This experience led Teena to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) when she was only 16. Today she proudly works as a CNA for Homeland…

Wisdom and Knowledge

This article is re-posted with permission. We thank Gabrielle Elise Jimenez, hospice nurse, end-of-life doula, and conscious dying educator, for sharing her experiences at thehospiceheart.net blog. I saw a quote today, “when the elderly die, a library is lost and volumes of wisdom and knowledge are gone.” This got me…

Betty Hungerford: A Beloved and Revered Community Treasure

By Janice Black: Historically, women have been agents of change through the donation of their time and passion. Over the past several decades, women have moved into the forefront of social transformation by galvanizing their philanthropic power. With each step into a leadership role, women have inspired others to join…

Homeland Creates a Culture of Teamwork and Fun

Over the years, Homeland has learned that bringing together a talented group of professionals working toward a shared mission results in a successful workplace. Providing opportunities for employees to get to know each other outside of their job duties builds a team and creates a culture of compassion and friendship….

Homeland Participates in Wreaths Across America Day

Every day, hundreds of people drive by the Dauphin County Cemetery, also known as a potter’s field, not knowing the importance of this humble site or the stories of the people buried there. A simple stone with the words “Every life has a story” marks the entrance to the cemetery….