People in business

Doctor joins heart

center’s staff

The Heart and Vascular Center of Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Benjamin Keyser to the vascular team. Keyser is a vascular surgeon and will begin seeing patients in September.

Keyser received his doctor of osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia and most recently completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center.

Keyser specializes in diseases of the vascular system, also called the circulatory system, which is made up of the vessels that carry blood and lymph throughout the body. Vascular diseases are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.

Evangelical Community Hospital employs over 1700 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.

3 earn awards at

real estate office

Martha Barrick, broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, recently announced the office’s monthly awards for the month of July. The July agent of the month was awarded to Doug Wertz. Listing agent of the month was awarded to Ann Hilliard and the sales agent of the month was awarded to Lise Barrick.

“These three agents put forth the utmost effort in every transaction that they have and it shows in their numbers,” Barrick said, according to a news release.

Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate is located at 331 Market St., Lewisburg. Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate has been serving the area for 31 years.

New surgeon at

Lewisburg hospital

Surgical Specialists of Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Daria Lin Keyser to the surgical team. Keyser is a general surgeon and will begin seeing patients in September.

Keyser received her doctor of osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia. She most recently worked as a general surgeon at UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

As a general surgeon, Keyser specializes in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require non-operative, elective, or emergency surgical treatment.

Employee of the

month named

Ira A. Buck II has been named the state Department of Transportation district employee of the month for August 2017.

“Reliable. Dedicated. Conscientious. These are just a few of the words co-workers use describe Ira A. Buck II,” a news release said.

Buck is an electrician working in the district maintenance unit. His responsibilities are wide-ranging and include maintaining and upgrading electrical systems at county maintenance offices and stockpiles, and maintaining state-owned highway, bridge and sign lighting.

“Regardless of the type of work Ira is tasked to perform, it will be done efficiently and correctly,” the news release said. “That is because Ira believes any job worth doing should be done well. Due to this no-nonsense approach, he is looked upon as a highly motivated and dependable employee who makes quality work his number one priority.”

Buck enjoys drag racing in his spare time and recently received his racing license from the National Hot Rod Association. A 10-year PennDOT employee, he lives in Muncy with his wife Wyditte and daughters Alyson and Rachel.