People in business

Bank names trust officer

Woodlands Bank recently announce the addition of Jeanette L. Kitchen as a trust officer to its trust and asset management team, a news release said.

In her role, Kitchen’s responsibilities include administration of various types of accounts, including estates, trusts, guardianships, individual retirement accounts, and investment management accounts.

Prior to joining the Woodlands Bank team Kitchen was employed for 17 years by FNB Wealth Management. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphasis in banking and finance, and carries the designation of certified trust financial adviser and in 2015 became a certified financial planner. Kitchen is a member of the Susquehanna Valley Estate Planning Council, a committee member for the Fiduciary Education Foundation, and was in the 2016 Class of Women of Excellence.

“We are very happy to include Jeanette in the Woodlands family. She has extensive experience in banking and a community minded philosophy that fits perfectly with the Woodlands culture,” said Jon P. Conklin, president and CEO, according to the news release.

Woodlands Bank operates eight branch offices throughout Lycoming and Clinton counties with estimated assets of $400 million and employing over 110 employees.

New director for

medical services organization

Stephanie Zechman has been named director of Evangelical Medical Services Organization operations for medicine specialties and began her duties in July.

The organization is the entity of the Hospital that manages the employed physician groups and ambulatory clinic sites.

As director, Zechman is responsible for the management and supervision of all operational functions assigned to organization clinic practices and hospital-based services. This includes operational oversight of neurology, rheumatology, palliative medicine, psychology, heart and vascular center, diabetes center, and the organization’s float pool.

An employee at Evangelical since 2011, Zechman has held positions in a variety of departments that have spanned the operational view, including work in registration, centralized scheduling, medical records and coding, office supervisor for the Surgical Specialists of Evangelical practice, and as a team leader in the organization’s Coding Department. Most recently she served as the operations manager of special projects.

Zechman currently is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Pennsylvania State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organization leadership from Pennsylvania State University and an associate degree in business studies from Harrisburg Area Community College. She is certified as a health information coding specialist from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,700 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.

Magazine: CEO among ‘100 most influential’

Dr. David T. Feinberg, Geisinger president and CEO, has been named one of 2017’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

Now in its 16th year, Modern Healthcare’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list honors and recognizes individuals who have had the most significant impact on the health care industry, as voted on by their peers and the magazine’s senior editors, a news release said.

Feinberg moved to No. 24 on the 2017 list, up from No. 85 in 2016. Notable national policy makers, hospital leaders and insurance executives have also made the 2017 list, including U.S. Sen. John McCain, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price, and the CEOs of the Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and the Cleveland Clinic.

A longtime champion of the patient experience, Feinberg caught the industry’s attention by introducing Geisinger’s latest evolution of its renowned ProvenCare portfolio — ProvenExperience — which allows patients to request a refund based on the outcome of their patient experiences, the news release said. In 2017, he also introduced Springboard Health, Geisinger’s newest population health initiative, which plans to take a radical approach in transforming the health of an entire community.

Triple-board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in child, adolescent and addiction psychiatry, Feinberg earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with distinction from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He earned a master’s of business administration from Pepperdine University.

This is the third time Dr. Feinberg has made Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential list. In addition to this recognition, he recently ranked in the top three of the health care magazine’s “Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” 2017 list, among other national honors.

Geisinger, the news release said, is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator, ProvenCare and ProvenExperience. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies.

Real estate office

presents awards

Announcement was made by Kevin Hodrick, broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty, of the Williamsport office monthly awards for July 2017. The award for the sales associate with top production in listings went to Jeff Wright while the sales award went to Amie Penfield.

“Jeff and Amie are savvy negotiators; they accept challenges, prevail and create lasting trust and friendships with their clients.” Hodrick said.