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A message from Ron Hetrick, President and CEO of WITF

Ron Hetrick
Ron Hetrick

Great goals require collaboration—organizations can accomplish more when they work together. Transforming Health is a multimedia project to educate our neighbors about the importance of maintaining good health through individual and collective action.


With the partnership of WellSpan Health and Capital Blue Cross, WITF produces trusted journalism and educational features that put health policies into context and offer a deep dive into how those policies affect Central Pennsylvanians. With these respected healthcare providers, researchers and educators, WITF presents a greater understanding of the health challenges we face, and the path—or paths—we may take towards our well-being. Together, we are empowered to make the choices that lead us to improved health policies, better personal health and a strengthened community.

We invite you to share your questions, your views and your suggestions with Transforming Health. WITF and our partners have committed our talents and energies to the vital endeavor to help Central Pennsylvania become—and stay—healthy.

A message from Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO of WellSpan Health

Roxanna Gapstur
Roxanna Gapstur

WellSpan Health values our collaboration with WITF and Capital Blue Cross to support Transforming Health. As our country’s healthcare industry undergoes tremendous change, it has never been more important to share information which can improve the health of our friends and neighbors in Central Pennsylvania.

WellSpan’s vision is to be: A Trusted Partner. Reimagining Healthcare. Inspiring Health. That’s what this partnership is all about. Together, we’re creating healthier communities by sharing important information, stories and news of the healthcare issues affecting us all.

WellSpan Health

We create focused conversations which take a deep look into our communities where the foundations of health are shaped. WellSpan connects closely with community partners to address needs impacting health, from issues such as housing and transportation to the availability of nutritious, affordable food. We are committed to providing easier access and higher quality care at an affordable price. It’s through strategic partnerships with organizations like Capital Blue Cross which bring these big ideas to life.

WellSpan looks forward to sharing as a trusted partner in your health journey through the Transforming Health collaboration.

A Message from Todd A. Shamash, President and CEO of Capital Blue Cross

Todd A. Shamash
Todd A. Shamash

Our longstanding connection to our community is not only a point of pride but central to our mission. As an independent, community-based health insurer, Capital Blue Cross has served Central Pennsylvania as an active partner in improving the health of our members and their communities for more than 80 years.

Capital Blue Cross

We are proud to partner with WITF and WellSpan Health on the Transforming Health series to offer information about the current state of health in our region and nation, resources for people to use to improve their well-being, and insights into the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

As the only health insurer headquartered in Harrisburg, we feel great responsibility to lead the charge in fostering a strong and vibrant region. We know WITF and WellSpan Health share this commitment, and our work together will continue to make the region an even stronger and healthier place to live.