Midwife services available at Muncy hospital
MUNCY - Midwife services now are available at Muncy Valley Hospital, according to the Susquehanna Health OB/GYN.
Susquehanna Health OB/GYN employs Drs. Leonard Collins, Angela Huggler, Farag Salama, Charles Lamade and Frank Yartz, nurse practitioner Sandra Lentz, as well as five certified nurse midwives - Mary DeWire, Janice Dreher, Patricia Kaiser, Heather McLaughlin and Kathryn Swatkowski. The practice now will provide routine obstetrical appointments with the midwives at Muncy Valley Hospital.
"Currently, there are no obstetricians or midwives located in the eastern part of Lycoming County and we wanted to be able to offer a more convenient location for our patients in that area," said Krysta Wagner, administrative director for Susquehanna Health Medical Group. "During the course of a pregnancy, a woman may require up to 15 appointments with their provider. By expanding services into Muncy, we'll be able to accommodate our patients and the majority of their appointments closer to home or work in that part of our service area."
Susquehanna Health is undergoing a renovation and expansion project that includes a new Birthplace to open this summer. The new Birthplace will be a state-of-the-art maternity unit in the new Susquehanna Tower at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
New mothers who deliver at The Birthplace will have a private room complete with amenities such as wireless Internet access, flatscreen televisions and a comfortable sleep space for a support person. Patients of Susquehanna Health OB/GYN will deliver their baby at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
To schedule an OB appointment or learn more about the expansion of midwife services, call 323-3671.
Jersey Shore Hospital earns accreditation
The Jersey Shore Hospital Radiology Department earned its certificate of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) from the American College of Radiology.
CT scanning - sometimes called "cat scanning" - is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
The accreditation is awarded to select physicians and facilities who, through formal examination, meet the requisite eligibility and professional qualifications to interpret and perform CT scans.
The college is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
"The use of computed tomography continues to be an emerging technology in the assessment of health in patients," said Edward Sowul Jr., administrative director of radiology. "We are very proud of this ACR accreditation. This accreditation along with the state-of-the-art General Electric VCT 64-slice imaging system is yet another way we ensure the community that we strive to give our patients advanced and personalized healthcare."