×

Health

Digestive problems? UPMC expert offers hope for the holidays

While the holiday season looks a little different this year, there is still plenty of joy to be had through the tastes of the season. While you’re celebrating, digestive issues are the last thing you want to have to worry about, but for many they’re a real concern. This year we want to ...

UPMC welcomes new surgical oncologist

UPMC Williamsport welcomes James Pingpank, Jr., MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and associate professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Pingpank specializes in the surgical treatment of patients with primary and metastatic ...

UPMC HR leader appointed to state board

Dawn Wright, JD, MBA, SPHR, vice president, human resources for UPMC in the Susquehanna Region, was recently appointed to the Eastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Executives Network (EPAHEN) board of directors. “I’m a problem solver at heart and have a passion for leading change, removing ...

Geisinger earns 2020 CHIME recognition

Geisinger has achieved a 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 10, the highest level, from The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), a professional organization whose charter is to encourage the use of technology across the healthcare ...

Video: Geisinger 5 days in May

DANVILLE/WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, Pa. – Facing down a mysterious, deadly disease, caregivers across Geisinger’s hospitals have grappled with a harrowing inundation of patients battling COVID-19. A 30-minute documentary, “Five Days in May — Inside the fight against COVID-19,” offers ...

Diagnosed at 54, he fights to keep Alzheimer’s fade away

NEW HOPE (AP) — The distractions of everyday life can make everyone forgetful at times. We misplace car keys or lose the television remote control, only to find it hiding behind the sofa pillows. Words too, can get lost sometimes in the pillowy recesses of our brains. Phil Gutis knows ...

New van makes Evangelical services more accessible

As part of its commitment to care of patients throughout the Greater Susquehanna Valley, Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Services (ERMMS) is introducing a wheelchair/stretcher-enabled van to its fleet of service vehicles. The van will expand non-emergent transport services and accommodates ...

Geisinger opens cold and flu care clinic in Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE — With respiratory virus season upon us, Geisinger is making it easier for you to get care and treatment by opening dedicated cold and flu centers, including one in Jersey Shore, according to a recent press release. The clinic offers by-appointment care for cold, flu and ...

Evangelical Community Hospital names Board of Directors

Evangelical Community Hospital recently announced reappointments to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, made up of members of the community and medical staff, serve to guide the community hospital in meeting the healthcare needs of the areas the hospital serves. Re-elected for ...

Free at-home HIV tests for those living in Northcentral Pa.

From Tuesday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 11, AIDS Resource is giving away free at-home HIV tests to community members in its 10-county coverage area, according to a recent press release. The goal of the campaign is to reach people in the comfort of their homes who are at-risk of acquiring ...

UPMC Williamsport, Divine Providence look toward bright future

“COVID-19 was probably the largest and biggest challenge we have ever had and it may be the biggest challenge we will ever have,” Ann Pepperman, UPMC Susquehanna board of directors chairwoman, said in the recent annual call. Ron Reynolds, UPMC Lock Haven and Muncy president, highlighted ...

UPMC Lock Haven succeeds even after difficult 2020

LOCK HAVEN — “On September 10, there was a fire,” Ron Reynolds, UPMC Lock Haven and Muncy president, said in their annual meeting on Wednesday evening. “The fire did not enter the building. Seventeen patients were evacuated in 14 minutes.” He also said that many of the patients were ...

Holiday dinners  and COVID-19: Is it safe to gather?

We’ve faced down a lot of challenges this year, to say the least. And now, as COVID-19 cases are spiking across the nation and world, we’re coming up on a new hurdle: How to approach family gatherings this holiday season. Should you gather with friends and family like usual? Limit the ...

Ask UPMC: Is it flu, cold or something more?

As fall turns into winter, many of us are preparing for spending more time indoors and the approaching cold and flu season. While these preparations are typical for this time of year in the region, what’s different this year is that a cough, sore throat, or slight fever may cause anxiety ...

UPMC welcomes new cardiologist to city

UPMC welcomes Renee Muchnik, MD, cardiologist to the Heart & Vascular team in Williamsport. Muchnik received her medical degree at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y, and her fellowship in ...

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center welcomes new specialist to Williamsport

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Eugene Muchnik, MD, medical oncologist, to the UPMC Hillman cancer care team in Williamsport. Muchnik received his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School - Rutgers University, Newark, N.J. He completed his internal medicine residency at ...

Evangelical welcomes new primary care physician

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital is pleased to welcome a new primary care physician, Matthew Wolcott, MD, to Family Medicine of Evangelical. Wolcott serves patients in both the Middleburg and Mifflinburg practices. As a primary care physician, Dr. Wolcott specializes in the ...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer Inc. said its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak under control. The announcement came less than a ...

Geisinger to hold free virtual session on lung cancer screenings

Whether you still smoke or you quit years ago, a lung cancer screening can help you stay on top of your health. Geisinger is hosting a virtual education session for the community to learn about their risk of developing lung cancer and how they can be screened for the disease. The free ...

More patients to have easy, free access to doctor’s notes

More U.S. patients will soon have free, electronic access to the notes their doctors write about them under a new federal requirement for transparency. Many health systems already opened up records. At the last minute, federal health officials gave an extension until April because of the ...