Dr. Elizabeth Horenkamp won March’s Story Slam with a tale about making an illegal U-turn in front of the police.
Elizabeth Horenkamp, M.D., of LG Health Physicians Hematology & Medical Oncology, competed in the 2016 Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam, held Nov. 22 at Tellus 360.
The contest featured winners of the monthly Lancaster Story Slams, which challenge participants to tell a true story in five minutes or less, with no notes, props or music. Each month’s slam has a different theme.
“I love to tell stories, and dealing with four children and people at the end of life and really getting to know them, I have a bunch of stories,” Dr. Horenkamp said.
She first volunteered to tell a story on the spur of the moment in February and had such a good time that she started planning to participate. She won March’s event – the theme was “Caught” -- with a story about making an illegal U-turn in front of the police.
For the Grand Slam, which had a theme of “Rise Above,” Dr. Horenkamp recalled an important lesson from her medical training. She was pleased that 10 of her colleagues from ABBCI came out in support.
“I read a lot and really enjoy a good story that takes me somewhere I have never been,” she said. “This is a cheaper version of that, because I will never be able to write a good novel.”
Watch Dr. Horenkamp’s winning story from March here.
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Drs. Jennifer Ammons and Michael Reihart
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Michael J. Reihart, D.O., LG Health Associate Medical Director, Emergency Medical Services, was interviewed for an LNP article on the recent increase in local drug overdoses. Dr. Reihart told LNP that he expects the opioid crisis to continue.