People in business

New doctor at

Lewisburg hospital

Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Germaine Lancaster-Mar Fan, hospitalist, to the staff. Lancaster-Mar Fan joined Evangelical’s team of hospitalists on July 31.

Lancaster-Mar Fan earned her doctor of medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C. She recently completed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center in the Department of General Internal Medicine.

Lancaster-Mar Fan has served as a research assistant at the National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland and Howard University.

According to a news release, hospitalists are physicians who focus primarily on providing quality medical care to hospitalized patients. They strive to communicate regularly with the patient, their family, their primary care physician, and any necessary specialists to provide coordinated treatment.

As a hospitalist at Evangelical, Lancaster-Mar Fan will be providing care to all inpatients who are admitted in rotation with hospital’s other hospitalists.

Evangelical 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 news release said. The hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming counties.

Organization names

executive director

Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community recently announced it has named Wendy Wolyniec as its new executive director. Wolyniec has experience in the personal care and long-term care industries. The announcement was made by Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community along with its managing agent Health Dimensions Group and the Congregation of Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the owner of Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community. Wolyniec’s first day at the Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community is Monday.

“Wendy Wolyniec has extensive experience in the caregiving industry and we are excited for the leadership she brings to Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community,” stated Sister Michael Ann Orlik, general superior of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, according to a news release. “We are confident in Wendy’s ability to continue to build a strong foundation in our community and continue our mission of compassionate care.”

Wolyniec has more than 15 years of experience in personal care home and nursing home administration. Most recently, she served as an independent interim consultant for a number of skilled nursing homes and personal care homes. Wolyniec earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and holds nursing home administrator and practical nurse licenses in Pennsylvania.

According to the news release, Wolyniec will help Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community continue its mission of compassionate care, with a special focus on the residents served and staff support. She will also guide and lead strategic priorities including quality and regulatory compliance, financial performance, and most importantly, the people touched by Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community.

Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community is a continuing care community well known for its compassionate and professional care, the news release said. Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community offers four levels of care, “allowing residents to age in a setting appropriate to their needs, while focusing on the wellness of mind, body, and spirit,” the news release said.

The community offers: the Meadows — 100 independent living cottages and 12 townhouse units; Maria Joseph Manor — 60-unit assisted living; Nazareth Memory Center — 24-bed memory care assisted living and Emmanuel Center — 90-bed state of the art skilled nursing and rehabilitation center

Health Dimensions Group offers industry-leading expertise in post-acute and senior care management and consulting services. For more than 25 years, the group has designed integrated and customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, long-term and post-acute care clients across the country.

Real estate firm

presents awards

Announcement was made by Kevin Hodrick, broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty, of the Williamsport office monthly awards for August 2017. The award for the sales associate with top production in listings went to Drew DiGeronimo while the sales award went to Lance Jensen.

“I am really proud of Drew and Lance and all of the time and energy they have put into each client,” Hodrick said, according to a news release. “Their approach is simple: the more they give their customers, the more they get in return. They continue to use developing technology and networking systems to streamline the real estate process. I am sure their success will continue.”