ABBCI graduation announcement

ABBCI graduation announcement

Look who graduated with their BSN degrees!  Congratulations to Cory Gemmill (from left), Amy Bortz, Archana Sharma and Jolene Fetterolf -- all part of a skilled and caring nursing team!

stephanie swavely

Congratulations to Stephanie Swavely, who completed her master’s degree in Community Nutrition from West Chester University in May!  Stephanie is looking forward to enriching our nutrition program to improve the health of our patients and broader community. The nutrition program is a foundational element of the holistic, patient-centered care we provide each and every day in the ABBCI!

Stephanie notes, “My husband and I also took the hiking trip we had planned last year to Mount Rainier, the North Cascades and Olympic in Washington. Being in nature for extended time is an essential part of my life, and I am grateful we were both physically able to do it this year.”

Becky Musselman


Team member Becky Musselman always has a smile and offers a helping hand! ABBCI loves our team!


ABBCI Healthcare Heroes on the Fifth of July: Thank you, team!

Kristy Bomberger               Kim Klinger
Joy Campbell                      John Leed
David Cziperle                    Edy Leon
Lisa Hambleton                  Tina McKain
Elizabeth Horenkamp         Ashley Murphy
Colleen Herman                  Melinda Nelson
Phil Kirumba                       Sri Venigalla


From Patti Roda: “Can you see the mother duck in the herb garden? She is sitting on her eggs!”



Plaque at ABBCI installed in memory of Security Supervisor Harold Gainer Jr. Harold was an essential part of the success of opening the ABBCI. We miss him very much!
Pictured, left to right: Officers Kevin Waltz, Ray Guth, and Blain Herzog, Randall Oyer

Mikaela Mikaela will

Congratulations to Mikaela and Will Hay, who married June 16. So beautiful!

murray garden murray garden

murray garden

Brandy Murray’s garden! Thank you, Brandy, for supplying the clinic Pods 4 and 5 with fresh-cut garden flowers. Our patients and our staff love them!

steve buzzard and daughter

Congratulations to Steve Buzzard and his daughter Emily, who graduated from Penn State University in May, with a BS in Women’s Studies and a Minor in German. Emily plans to attend graduate school this fall for a Master of Social Work (Clinical). Go Emily!

Ann Barshinger

Ann Barshinger continues to bless us with her generosity. Ann recently made a leadership gift to ABBCI’s Precision Medicine Fund that will significantly help us reach our three-year fundraising goal of $4.5 million. The ABBCI is so grateful to Ann and to all of our generous donors! Thanking Ann are Carol Martinez (from left), Vicki Donaldson and Sheree Spangler.

Rita Bonchek Cancer Care Fund

The Rita Bonchek Cancer Care Fund recently assisted the 500th patient with the purchase of a wig. We are so grateful to Dr. Bonchek for her generosity and long-standing support of our patients. 
Thanking Rita are Nik Buescher (from left), Rebecca McCarron, Scott Ambrose, Lila Nenninger, Julie Justice, Randall Oyer, Patti Roda, Carol Kreider, Aracelis Rodriguez and Lindy Loercher.

Lampeter-Strasburg Girl’s Lacrosse team and Booster club

The Lampeter-Strasburg Girls' Lacrosse team and Booster Club presented the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute with $1,000 for the Cancer Patient Support Fund, which provides gap funding for patients experiencing financial hardships during treatment. The funds were raised during the L-S Lacrosse Senior Player Charity game this spring. 
Those pictured include Victoria Nein, LG Health Foundation (second from left), and Nik Buescher, ABBCI Executive Director (right).

Melissa Heisey


Melissa Heisey was one of two recipients of the Matthew James Killinger Scholarship for Oncology during Nurses Week (along with Hayden Shertzer on 8 Lime). Congratulations to Melissa and all of the wonderful Nurses Week scholarship and award winners across LG Health!


Patti Roda & Mel McCurdy

Patti Roda (right) presents a certificate of thanks to Mel McCurdy (second from left) for 40 years of service to LG Health. Mel is a highly respected and valued leader and teammate, who has managed our Radiation Oncology department for many years, overseeing multiple growth, expansion and construction projects. Well done, Mel! Also pictured are Su Pai (left) and Steve Buzzard (center).

Celebrating with sparkling cider

Celebrating with sparkling cider are: Jen Edmonds (from left), Shadasha Thomas, Pam Vinje, Bryan Schmalhoffer, Nik Buescher, Su Pai and Mel McCurdy.