Pretzel sale raises money for hospital auxiliary
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Chambersburg Hospital Occupational Therapy staff held their 8th annual soft pretzel sale in recognition of Occupational Therapy month in April. They raised $400 and donated the proceeds to the Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary.
According to co-organizers of the event, Occupational Therapists, Kate Booze and Chris Parker, "Occupational Therapy throughout the Summit Health system is a rewarding profession that seeks to help people regain life skills they may have lost through illness or injury.”
"We have 22 Occupational Therapy staff members employed throughout our system, from management to clinical staff, " Booze said.
According to Booze and Parker, Occupational Therapy is something that can be needed at all ages, from newborns to older adults.
“Occupational Therapists can work in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient centers,” Booze said. “We can help someone return to a level of independence with self care, homemaking, work, or leisure activities.”
Summit Health offers Occupational Therapy services at each of its therapy locations- Shippensburg Medical Campus, Chambersburg Hospital, Waynesboro Hospital, and Results Therapy and Fitness in Chambersburg.
Patients requiring Occupational Therapy within the Summit Health system include those who have had joint replacements, strokes, brain injuries, work injuries, and hand injuries among others.
For more information about Summit Health's Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology services, visit www.SummitHealth.org/Rehab.
Chambersburg Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, is a non-profit community hospital dedicated to building a healthier community through leading-edge medical technology, skilled physicians, caring staff, and convenient locations. For more information about Chambersburg Hospital, call (717) 267-7136 or visit www.SummitHealth.org.