Susquehanna Health Family Medicine welcomes certified physician assistant
LOCK HAVEN - Laura Richardson, certified physician assistant, has joined Drs. Sarah McElroy, Frank Parker, Carrie Timko and Emily Shultz, certified physician assistant, at their practice at Susquehanna Health Family Medicine, 610 High St.
Richardson graduated with honors from Pennsylvania College of Technology's physician assistant program.
Richardson acts as a licensed health professional, providing advanced care with the doctors' supervision. She is educated in intensive medical programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant and obtained certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She can manage both acute and chronic illness, prescribe medications and maintain a collaborative relationship with physicians.
Family Medicine at Lock Haven is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 748-1201.
Lock Haven Hospital welcomes Acute Care director
Lock Haven Hospital recently welcomed registered nurse Mary Vuccola as the hospital's new director of acute care.
Vuccola brings more than 29 years of clinical experience in hospital, long term care and primary care environments to her new role. She most recently spent eight years serving in a variety of nursing and house supervision roles at Jersey Shore Hospital.
Her experience includes various nursing and leadership roles with Clinton Medical Associates, Manor Care South and a prior stint as a medical-surgical nurse at Lock Haven Hospital.
"We continue to be focused on delivering a top quality patient care experience; nursing is a critical piece in that ongoing process and Mary will take the lead role in that process," said Kathy Hartman, chief nursing officer, Lock Haven Hospital.
Vuccola received a nursing degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology and is pursuing a master of science degree from Walden University.
She is a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Justice Advisory Board and serves on the Beech Creek Watershed Association.
Vuccola is an avid endurance trail hiker.