Susquehanna Health welcomes new pediatrician
Dr. Mervin Manuel, board-certified pediatrician, recently joined Susquehanna Health Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rural Avenue. His office is on the ninth floor of Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Manuel completed his pediatric training through the Mount Sinai Hospital service at Elmhurst hospital and has more than 14 years of experience in pediatric care. New patients, from newborn to 18 years of age, are welcome.
To schedule an appointment, call 321-2810.
Lock Haven Hospital names Employee of the Month
Lock Haven Hospital named Kelly Mann, a licensed practical nurse, its March Employee of the Month.
Mann was nominated by her co-workers, who cited her hard work and willingness to go the extra mile every time, to deliver compassionate patient care.
Area hospital now offers orthopedic services
SHAMOKIN - Orthopedic specialists Drs. G. Dean Harter, Joel Klena and John Parenti are offering general orthopedic services at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, a campus of Geisinger Medical Center.
"Although new to our health system, G-SACH offers clinic space and is equipped with advanced operating room technology," said Dr. Michael Suk, orthopedic trauma surgeon and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Geisinger Health System. "Extending our services to Coal Township will provide needed orthopedic care for area residents."
The orthopedic clinic is accepting patients suffering from arthritis, bone deformity, sports related injuries, hip and knee pain, shoulder, elbow, foot, and ankle injuries, wound and diabetic foot care, torn hand muscles or tendons, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist fractures and pediatric orthopedic conditions.
Appointments for the orthopedic clinic can be scheduled by calling 1-866-414-4988.
Local hospital seeks input on top nurses
Lock Haven Hospital is seeking to honor one of its nurses through its annual Patient Choice Award program. The award recognizes the level of quality care, comfort and compassion offered by nurses each day.
Continuing the tradition of the last few years, the hospital is asking for input from the community, and one nurse chosen from the nominations will receive the Patient Choice Award at Lock Haven Hospital during Nurses' Week, May 6-12.
Former patients and family members are asked to spotlight an exceptional nurse because patients are the ones directly impacted by outstanding care. If you or a family member have come to General Hospital for inpatient, outpatient or emergency care in the last year and you have a nurse you'd like to thank for going the extra mile, don't miss this chance.
Nominations for the 2012 Patient Choice Award will be accepted until April 27.
Nominations may be made online at the hospital's website at www.LockHavenHospital.com/nominations.
New support group open to individuals with spinal injuries
DANVILLE - Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital now offers a Spinal Injury Support Group for patients and their family members or caregivers who are faced with the physical, emotional and day to-day challenges associated with spinal injury.
The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the inpatient dining room at Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 2 Rehab Lane.
The group will meet at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every other month.
The support group will be facilitated by Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, director of spinal surgery at Geisinger Medical Center, and Kimberly Hall, occupational therapist at Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost for participating.
Register for the first meeting, by calling 271-6110 or toll-free 800-232-8260.
ManorCare celebrates National Occupational Therapy month
The three ManorCare facilities in Jersey Shore and Williamsport is recognizing April as National Occupational Therapy Month.
Occupational therapists help people who have lost independence because of physical, emotional or developmental problems regain as much independence as possible in their daily activities.
An occupational therapist determines the areas of disability that can be improved through the use of activity and those that will need to be adapted. The therapist will look at the patient's physical ability (including strength, endurance, coordination and balance), cognitive skills (how we think, plan and problem solve), perceptual skills (how the brain interprets what our eyes see) and emotional skills (including support systems).
At ManorCare, numerous occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants are on staff to assist in patients' rehabilitation and recovery.
Geisinger CEO?listed in professional review
DANVILLE - Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, has been named among Becker's Hospital Review's 100 Non-Profit Hospital, Health System CEOs to Know list, which features some of the top leaders in the non-profit health care sector.
Presidents and CEOs were selected for inclusion based on the financial strength of their organization, participation in leadership positions outside the organization, commitment to their communities, nominations and research conducted by the review's editorial team.
"We take our not-for-profit mission seriously at Geisinger and it is an honor to be included on this list," Steele said. "Our not-for-profit model focuses on patients' overall health and well-being and provides the right level of care at the right time and in the correct setting.
"Further, we are accountable to the communities - not shareholders - we serve and we reinvest every dollar we make into improving care for patients," Steele added.
Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.
Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.