2018 marks the 125th anniversary of Lancaster General Hospital.

What began quietly in 1893 in a 3-story brick residence in the 300 block of North Queen Street for serving Lancaster’s medical needs has become a comprehensive healthcare delivery system and an integral catalyst for advancing the health and well-being of the multiple communities we serve.

Join us as we celebrate the collective community who contributed to our rich history, and our continued commitment to help our community be well and stay well.


Saturday, September 15, 2018
Freedom Hall at Lancaster County Convention Center
Hosted by Lancaster General Health Foundation

Presenting Sponsor

An extraordinary celebration - guaranteed to be an experience you do not want to miss - is planned for this fall.

Over the years, the community has embraced and willingly supported the mission and growth of our health system. We would like to invite you, as one of our partners and valuable supporters, to join us in celebrating our journey together – past, present and future. It is guaranteed to be an experience you do not want to miss.

A special thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Milestone Sponsor

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Journey Sponsor
Gunterberg Charitable Foundation
Lancaster Radiology Associates, Ltd.
Murray Securus
Stevens & Lee
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
TriStarr Staffing

Community Sponsor
Armstrong Flooring
Eckert Seamans
EG Stoltzfus
Franklin & Marshall
Hirneisen Electric, Inc
Johnson Controls
Kitchen Kettle Village
Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital
Lancaster County Community Foundation
Prudential Retirement
Regional Gi
RLPS Architects
Rodgers & Associates
Sante Ventures
Senator Gibson and Martha Armstrong

Embrace125 Planning Committee Members

  • Jennifer Baker (Co-Chair)
    Steven T. Dinnocenti (Co-Chair)
    Vegee Sardi-Black
    Kathryn Brandt
    Anne Butterfield
    Jay Butterfield
    Katy Clair
    Nicole Clair
    Geri Colosi

  • Jane Davidson
    Tricia Fackler
    Robert Fenninger
    Ann Foley
    Karen Heinle
    Tracy Lin Horst
    Alyssa Kurtz
    Joanne Ladley
    Ruth Martin

  • Linda Macina
    Mara Creswell McGrann
    Marcy Radcliffe
    Becky Ripchinski
    Erika Rivera
    Brie Rogers
    Michelle Rondinelli
    Julia Schrock Rosenfeld
    Robin Sarratt

  • Rod Shumaker
    Kit Slaugh
    Marshall Snively
    Chris Strayer
    Nitin Tanna
    Laura Wakeley
    Harry Witz
    Mary Sue Wolf

Here are ways you can be a part of this historic celebration:

  • Embrace125 September 15, 2018: Online registration will open in July. In the meantime, contact us if you're interested in receiving an invitation to the event.

  • Embrace125 Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact us for information.

  • Following our Embrace125 event, join us for a community celebration recognizing Lancaster General Hospital’s 125th anniversary and future commitment to health care excellence. The all-ages celebration will feature interactive and educational exhibits, and an opportunity to engage with clinical teams throughout Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine.

Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

The importance of philanthropic support.

LG Health is committed to partnering with the community to bring awareness and resources to address our region’s growing behavioral health needs. That’s why proceeds raised from Lancaster General Hospital’s signature 125th anniversary event, Embrace125, will help establish the newly created Behavioral Health Community Impact Fund. This Fund will provide vital resources to help advance strategies to improve behavioral health and mental well-being in our community including:

Increasing awareness about mental health and the importance of emotional well-being
Education in schools about mental well-being, substance abuse prevention, stress/anxiety reduction and thoughts of suicide
Financial support to qualified patients to help reduce barriers for outpatient follow-up care

We are also proud to work with a network of provider partners on a number of other strategies to address this community health improvement priority.

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