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Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson, a West Wyoming native, will be keynote speaker.

Misericordia will host

health care symposium

Misericordia University is hosting its eighth annual health care symposium, “Inspiring Leadership to Patient-Centered Care,’’ on Friday, Oct. 6, in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

West Wyoming native Rear Admiral (RADM) Scott F. Giberson, Assistant U.S. Surgeon General and former Acting Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, and Liz Jazwiec, R.N., will speak at the free symposium.

During his presentation, Giberson will address the importance of executive leadership to catalyze teams across the health care delivery system.

The symposium is free, but registration is required. In addition to the speakers, there will be break-out sessions and workshops. To register, visit or email Patti Ross, Center for Adult and Continuing Education at Misericordia University, at

Giberson oversees all training, leadership development, recruitment, retention, facilities, employee services and talent acquisition for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Most recently, RADM Giberson was the senior advisor to the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General.

From 2011 to 2015, Giberson served as the first director of the Division of Commissioned Corpse Personnel and Readiness. The headquarters provides for the management, operations, policy, recruitment, training, personnel and deployment of all 6,700 active-duty corps officers of the U.S. Public Health Service.

He also served as the overall Commander of Commissioned Corps Ebola Response in West Africa from September 2014 through June 2015. In 2001, he responded to the Anthrax attacks in New York City and was a founding member of the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. Giberson also served as the acting Deputy Surgeon General of the United States from 2013-14.

During his 24-year career, he has been recognized numerous times, including with the Presidential Unit Citation, the highest unit award in all of the uniformed services, which was presented by President Barack Obama in the Oval Office for the Ebola response in Africa.

Giberson holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Temple University, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts, and a graduate certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations.

Holy Rosary plans

designer purse bingo

Holy Rosary School’s Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring a designer purse bingo Sunday, Oct. 22, at Eagle McClure Hose Company No. 1, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Doors open at 11 a.m. and games begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact Anne at 570-885-0475 for ticket information.

WA sets scholarship

information program

Wyoming Area School District is holding its annual Scholarship Information Night for parents and students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the high school cafeteria. All 11th and 12 grade parents and students are urged to attend. All Wyoming Area high school students and their parents are invited.