Physical therapists earn certification
WELLSBORO - Laurel Health physical therapists Lori Thomas and Jessie Hamilton were recognized by the Laurel Health System Board on their benchmark certification as clinical specialists in orthopedic physical therapy.
Thomas was recertified, holding the credential for more than 10 years, and Hamilton is newly certified.
To obtain board certification, candidates must complete required clinical practice in the specialty area of orthopedics with more than 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the specialty area and successfully complete a rigorous written examination, demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in the specialty area of orthopedic physical therapist practice.
Thomas and Hamilton were congratulated by the board of directors for their commitment to self-improvement and to providing very high quality clinical care.
Laurel Health's Rehabilitation Department offers physical and occupational therapy and speech/language pathology to patients of all ages. Specialized services are offered in orthopedics, developmental pediatrics, lymphedema management, hand rehabilitation, and vestibular and balance rehabilitation.
For more information on Laurel Health's physical therapy and rehabilitation program, call 723-0120 or visit laurelhs.org.
Hospital hires chief financial officer
Jersey Shore Hospital recently promoted Mark Rice to chief financial officer.
Rice, who joined Jersey Shore Hospital in 2010 as the controller, now is responsible for overseeing the financial, accounting and budgetary process of the hospital and its affiliates.
Rice graduated magna cum laude from Lycoming College with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and a minor in economics and is a Pennsylvania certified public Accountant. He also is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Lycoming.
Prior to joining Jersey Shore Hospital, Rice worked as a financial analyst at Thermal Product Solutions, a business unit of SPX Corp., in White Deer. He was not a stranger to health care when joining the hospital team, however, as a previous 11-year position as a manager at ParenteBeard (previously Parente Randolph) allowed him many interactions with Jersey Shore Hospital and the health care field.
Susquehanna Health welcomes cardiologist
Susquehanna Health Heart & Vascular Institute has announced the addition of Dr. Liran Blum to its cardiology team. Blum joined the practice of Drs. Joseph Bering, John Burks, Hanan Morcos, Donald Nardone, Robert Trautwein and Mohammad Shafique on Aug. 20.
Blum received a doctorate of medicine from Sackler School of Medicine and is fellowship trained in cardiology through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Located at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Blum is accepting new patients and referrals from the regional community. To schedule an appointment, call 321-2800.
Rocker of the Month named at Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore Hospital recently congratulated Liz Shemory for being nominated and selected as the September Rocker of the Month.
Shemory, who works in the billing office of the hospital, was nominated for her extreme dedication and professionalism during a recent electronic health record implementation.
At the beginning of the implementation, Shemory took extra time and care to manually enter and verify data in the new system, ensuring that everything was working properly.
"Liz is always so kind and willing to help others," one employee said. "During this implementation, I was able to see firsthand how much she truly cares and how she continually goes above and beyond what is expected of her."
The Rocker of the Month is similar to an employee of the month program. The acronym stands for Respecting Our Customers Kindly and Employees Regularly.