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Windber Hospice Receives $825 Check from McIlwain School Bus Lines

McIlwain School Bus Lines held their annual Christmas breakfast, including a basket party fundraiser. The drivers and employees raised $1,650 and donated the funds to two different organizations. Windber Hospice at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) received $825, which will be used for patient care services.

Pictured, left to right: Kristie Berkebile, CSSMCW Home Health and Hospice Manager and Laurie Polacek, McIlwain School Bus Lines Office Administrator.

About Windber Hospice at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Windber Hospice has been providing compassionate care in the comfort of patients’ homes for nearly 40 years. Being the first palliative care program in Pennsylvania and the first rural hospice in the country, Windber Hospice covers all of Somerset, Cambria, and Bedford Counties. Windber Hospice continues to maintain a non-profit status. Through experienced, dedicated staff, Windber Hospice excels in treating patients holistically and specializes in combining traditional medicine with complementary integrative therapies.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit