Felber concert benefits PCHS music program

Area hospitals collaborate to provide specialized oncology care

The chamber is adding new employees

FREMONT – The Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce has announced the addition of two new employees.

They are Stacy Root, Membership and Events Coordinator, and Lori Mooney Fox, Marketing Coordinator.

Root and Fox are both Fremont natives who join the chamber staff with several years of experience in their respective fields.

Jill Felber’s concert pays back and forth for Port Clinton schools

PORT CLINTON — Aug. 31 was a great night at the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center. World-renowned recording artist, Jill Felber, PCHS Class of 1976, along with pianist Diane Fraser performed in memory of longtime band director, Earl E. Warnke.

“This concert is intended to give back and pay tribute to the music program at Port Clinton and pay tribute to all of our music educators, past and present, who have created a memorable and meaningful musical experience for Port Clinton students,” Felber said.

Thanks to several local sponsors and PCHS alumni, the concert was free to attend and more than $30,000 was raised for the Port Clinton School Music Program to purchase new instruments.

Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963, served as master of ceremonies and took the stage while Felber and Fraser played the Miss America song. The concert also included a tribute to Warnke by opening with “Stardust,” a song that was part of the program when the Wind Ensemble in 1974 traveled to the Netherlands for the International Tulip Time Festival and placed third.

Diane Warnke-Hawke, daughter of Earl E. Warnke, thanked the audience for their attendance and added, “When Jill called last March and wanted to perform in my father’s honor, I was so touched. I want to thank our dedicated committee for all their hard work to make this concert possible.”

Committee members included Jean Gloth, Julie Rozier, Jane Held, Jill Booth, Jane Harris, Susie Wittenmire, Jane Keyes, Sean DeLong, PCHS Band Director, Jennifer Barringer, PCMS Band Director, and Rick Henkel, Graphic Design. Sponsorships and donors are listed under News with additional information on www.pccsd.net.

Artworks by Debra Sue Solecki are displayed on the Healing Wall

PORT CLINTON — The Arts Council of the Greater Port Clinton Area announced that the work of Debra Sue Solecki will be displayed in the Healing Wall at Magruder Hospital.

Solecki’s works will be performed in the halls of the local hospital in September and October 2023.

The Healing Wall is a rotating exhibition of artists from throughout the Ottawa County area and began nearly 10 years ago as a collaboration between the Arts Council of the Greater Port Clinton Area and the hospital.

The idea is that the Healing Wall, located in the lobby of the outpatient ward, can provide a few moments of peace during the stress of a hospital visit.

Magruder Hospital is located at 615 Fulton Street.

North Central Ohio expands specialty oncology care through UH Seidman Cancer Center

CLEVELAND – In collaboration with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, physicians, advanced practice providers and staff at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Fisher Titus Medical Center, Magruder Hospital and NOMS Healthcare are now working together to provide compassionate, high-quality care at three convenient locations in Port Clinton, Sandusky, and Norwalk.

“We’re very excited about this,” said Theodoros Technos, MD, president and chief scientific officer of the UH Seidman Cancer Center and the Gene and Lee Seidman Chair in Cancer Innovation., “We are committed to bringing expertise and quality care to the UH Seidman Cancer Center throughout North Central Ohio and beyond, and this collaboration is the latest step in realizing that vision. We welcome the teams at all facilities and look forward to joining forces.”

Firelands Regional Medical Center President and CEO Jeremy Normington-Sly echoed that statement. “This regional collaboration builds on the foundation we have built over the past decade to deliver innovative approaches to cancer treatment. With the continued expansion of radiation therapy, clinical trials, cancer rehabilitation and comprehensive care, we are able to provide the best possible cancer care to our community.”

President and CEO Joshua Frederick, of NOMS Healthcare, agreed. “As a physician-owned and operated organization, we are very excited about our oncology specialists collaborating with our community hospitals,” he said And A nationally recognized health system. “This allows our patients to receive care closer to home, improving care coordination among multiple providers and organizations in the greater region, while connecting them to a large academic institution involved in more than 400 different cancer-related clinical trials.”

Magruder Hospital President and CEO Nick Marsico also looks forward to the professional collaboration. “We are proud and excited to be part of this regional partnership that provides high-quality care to patients at their trusted local hospitals,” he said.

The News Messenger/News Herald

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