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SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 19, 2016 Education, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In an effort to bring fresh ideas and attract the best and brightest minds to public service, Governor Wolf today announced the creation of the William Penn Fellowship for advanced degree graduates.“The William Penn Fellowship is a first of its kind program for state government in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “Our goal is to invigorate the commonwealth with new ideas and create new opportunities to become involved in public service.”During the two-year fellowship, participants will become oriented to state government operations in the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) before being assigned to a specific agency. Fellows will work on projects related to the Governor’s priorities of Jobs that Pay, Schools that Teach and Government that Works. At the conclusion of their fellowships, they will present the results of their work to the Governor and other senior officials.“The William Penn Fellows will work alongside leaders in state government to address the challenges facing Pennsylvania today,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich, whose office houses both GO-TIME and the Fellowship program. “In the process, they will have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned through the pursuit of their advanced degrees and gain valuable experience that they can carry with them into the future.”The William Penn Fellowship is open to individuals with master’s-level and above degrees earned from December 2013 to August 2017. The application period opens in August. Selected candidates will be invited to Harrisburg in November for in-person interviews and final selections will be announced the following month. Fellowships will begin in summer 2017.For more information about the William Penn Fellowship, visit www.pennfellowship.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces Public Service Fellowship Program for Advanced Degree Graduates
Connersville, In. — Fayette Regional Health System is proud to announce that they have received $1M from Purdue Pharma to aid in the development of an adult residential recovery service. This proposed 30-bed substance addiction treatment facility will fall under the scope of services provided by North Star Recovery, and will be in the former GrandView Pharmacy building located at 2330 N Park Rd, Connersville, IN.Fayette Regional Foundation generously gifted the former GrandView Pharmacy building to FRHS in 2017, and FRHS soon began to seek partners through donations and grants to create this complementary service.“We’re very appreciative that Purdue Pharma stepped up to be the first to award a grant to this project,” said Randy White, FRHS President and CEO. “Besides the obvious impact on the substance abuse crisis, we are excited to create new jobs in the community and prepare folks to reenter the workforce as well.”Once complete, North Star Recovery residential treatment will house both male and female patients who will be presented with structured living and programming for a minimum of 28 days. This residency typically follows detoxification treatment, and improves outcomes and chances of long term sobriety. The facility will be staffed with psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and other staff who have experience helping people overcome the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. The hope is to create an adult residential treatment facility that merges innovative care and patient-focused programming in a compassionate setting.This hope gained a significant victory recently with the confirmation of the Purdue Pharma grant.“We still have a journey ahead of us,” said Katrina Norris, Director of Behavioral Health & Addiction Services at Fayette Regional. “However, the generosity of Purdue Pharma is a huge boost, making it possible for us to begin working with local contractors to transition the current building.”Fayette Regional Hospital and its ancillary service locations are in the very heart of the opioid epidemic in Indiana. Fayette Regional is the number one hospital (per capita) in Indiana for saving lives of overdose patients. Within the last year, Fayette County has noted a 40% increase in drug/alcohol deaths with the highest drug poisoning death rate (per capita) of any county in the state of Indiana. Rates in surrounding counties are staggering as well. Fayette Regional currently works with several local and state agencies to advocate for change and share resources in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction.“The national epidemic, created by numerous series of events, requires a shared response by many,” Norris added. “While no single intervention alone will solve this crisis, determination and innovation with the proper partnerships is a step in the right direction.”To learn more about supporting North Star Recovery residential treatment through donations and grant funding, contact Katrina Norris at 765-827-7960 or [email protected] About North Star RecoveryFayette Regional is adherent to the fact that substance abuse is a disease that deserves to be treated like any other debilitating condition. As a hospital that is committed to serving all who come for treatment, North Star Recovery was created to provide a comprehensive continuum of services to promote recovery and allow individuals to fully integrate into society, assist with setting goals, maintain long-term sobriety, access needed social services, transition to the next level of care, avoid gaps in service and provide rapid response to threats of relapse.North Star Recovery currently offers comprehensive outpatient counseling programs and the newly opened withdrawal management services. North Star withdrawal management is an all-inclusive, 4.0 detoxification unit licensed to handle medical/surgical patients in a psychiatric-safe environment with priority given to patients who are HIV positive. The 46-bed unit is located on the third floor of the main Fayette Regional Hospital campus, and made possible by a nearly $10 million federal grant in 2017 from the Indiana State Department of Health through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Part B.In addition, a full continuum of adolescent substance addiction recovery services and comprehensive outpatient counseling programs are offered through Fayette Regional Care Pavilion..About Fayette Regional Health SystemSince our founding in 1913, Fayette Regional Health System has been dedicated to the health of our community, and the quality of life of the residents of the Whitewater Valley.Fayette Regional is headquartered in Connersville, Indiana. Our main facility, Fayette Regional Hospital, contains Surgical Care Center; Cancer Care Center – area’s newest and most advanced linear accelerator; Center for Facial Plastics; Diagnostic Imaging Center – with the area’s largest and fastest MRI and 3D Mammography; Women’s Center; Heart Care Center – coordinated with St. Vincent Heart Center; Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center; Pain Management Center; Emergency Care Department and more.Connersville is also the location of many other FRHS off-campus services and facilities: Primary Care Center; Pediatric Health Group; Healthy Women OB/GYN; Fayette Regional Care Pavilion – adolescent behavioral health with expanded adolescent substance abuse treatment services; Women and Children’s Center, Healthworks, – fitness and wellness center.Fayette Regional emphasizes excellent quality and service provided by a highly skilled team of professionals with state-of-the art equipment and facilities. Serving Fayette, Franklin, and Union Counties, as well as the entire Whitewater Valley.