Geisinger Medical Center receives national MS recognition
DANVILLE – Geisinger Medical Center has been designated a Partner in MS Care for neurological care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Partner in MS Care award is a national recognition given to medical centers that provide comprehensive multiple sclerosis care and are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of multiple sclerosis. To obtain the neurological care distinction, centers must establish a collaborative nature and physicians and medical professionals must offer demonstrated knowledge and experience when caring for patients in need.
“This recognition signifies our commitment to providing superior care that is focused on the complex, specialized needs of multiple sclerosis patients,” said Dr. Carl Hoegerl, neurologist at Geisinger Health System. “While this is an affirmation of the high-quality care we offer, we will continue to strive for continuous improvement in the support and treatment we provide both MS patients and their families.”
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society represents a countrywide network of medical centers, independent physicians and researchers dedicated to addressing the challenges of the patient diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Susquehanna Health offers MyKeyCare patient portal
Susquehanna Health now offers its patients MyKeyCare, a secure online tool to gather, store and manage health information from a tablet, smartphone or computer.
Through MyKeyCare, patients may view results of common diagnostic and lab tests, emergency room visits and reports from surgical procedures performed in a Susquehanna Health operating room.
A MyKeyCare record may contain a patient’s primary care doctor’s name and phone number, allergies, medications and ongoing health conditions, such as diabetes.
Information in MyKeyCare is password-protected and viewable only by the patient or by someone the patient designates.
“We are pleased to provide our patients with quick and easy electronic access to their medical information,” said Timothy Schoener, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Susquehanna Health. “This patient tool will assist Susquehanna Health in improving the health of those we serve.”
With patient consent, healthcare professionals at more than 50 participating Pennsylvania healthcare providers will be able to access a patient’s health record if they are caring for that patient.
Patients also may upload health information from any doctor or health care professional who has cared for them or from any hospital or clinic where the patient has received care.
MyKeyCare is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the goal of improving communication between doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care professionals.
To register for MyKeycare, visit SusquehannaHealth.org/MyKeyCare or MyKeyCare.org.
For help registering, email KeyHIEsupport@KeyHIE.org or call 214-9438.
Dr. Lisa Galloway, of Susquehanna Health WorkCenter, recently received the status of fellow through the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The status of fellow is the highest classification of membership in the college. Fellowship distinguishes and recognizes members for their training, accomplishments and experience in occupational medicine at the national, component and local levels, as well as the member’s academic and scientific contributions.
Galloway serves as the secretary of transportation section and a house of delegate representative for the finance and practice management section, as well as an active member of the health and productivity, medical review officer and corporate medical sections.
Galloway’s involvement through the health and productivity section has helped with the evolution of Susquehanna Health’s Guided Care program for chronic disease management with its employees.
Susquehanna Health operates WorkCenters in Williamsport and Muncy. They provide comprehensive occupational health services to central Pennsylvania employees and includes a wide range of health programs that cover hiring effective workers, workplace wellness programs and cost-effective treatment of injured workers.
For more information about occupational health services or WorkCenter services, call 320-7444 or visit the website at SusquehannaHealth.org/WorkCenter.