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Geisinger Medical Center chosen as hip, knee replacement Center of Excellence

Geisinger Medical Center has been designated a Center of Excellence (COE) for hip and knee replacement surgeries in the Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN) by Health Design Plus, a national leader in the creation and management of employer-sponsored health plan offerings and direct ...

Final steel beam set into place at Geisinger Medical Clinic Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — Another milestone has been reached in the effort to make better health easier for residents in Clinton County. The final steel beam was recently hoisted into place at the Geisinger Medical Clinic Lock Haven construction site, according to a recent news release from ...

Tips for staying safe while traveling this summer

Your summer vacation this year is probably not shaping up as planned. While there’s always been health issues and risks associated with traveling, this summer, one of the biggest risks of is acquiring or transmitting COVID-19. As you find new and different ways to enjoy your summer break ...

Geisinger Health Plan ranked best health plan in Pennsylvania by J.D. Power

Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) was ranked the best health plan in Pennsylvania in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Commercial Member Health Plan Study of customers’ satisfaction with their commercial health plan, according to a recent news release. The study, now in its 14th year, measures ...

Evangelical Community Hospital awards first DAISY honor

LEWISBURG — Tiffany Wolfe, RN, BSN, at Evangelical Community Hospital, was surprised Tuesday with the hospital’s first DAISY Award, according to a recent press release. The award is presented to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is ...

Evangelical presents new bill pay options

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital is offering new ways to pay healthcare-related bills, according to a recent press release from the hospital’s media team. Recently, the hospital has made improvements to its payment system that allow its customer service representatives to ...

UPMC surgeons offer services in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — UPMC general surgeons Scott Croll, MD, FACS, and Timothy Judge, MD, FACS, are now offering services in McElhattan and Lock Haven. Offering latest diagnostic and surgical technologies, Drs. Croll and Judge provide a comprehensive treatment plan using minimally invasive and open ...

Cogan Station man regains vision after tumor removed from pituitary gland

COGAN STATION — Zdzislaw Kordecki, of Cogan Station, has had to get yearly MRIs and vision tests for a tumor on his pituitary gland that could potentially cause sight issues. Everything was stable and tests were coming back normal until he was tested in January and the results came back ...

Face masks: Know your options

Pennsylvania has done a great job at bringing the number of cases of COVID-19 down in our state. It’s why our counties have gone green, and we should all be patting ourselves on the back for a job well-done. COVID isn’t gone, though. We still have new cases every day. And if we aren’t ...

Achilles problems common in weekend warriors

Summer is here, which means it’s a great time to increase our activity levels and truly enjoy all that the warm weather has to offer. Whether you are heading out for a walk, hike, or other activity, it’s important to consider a gradual approach when transitioning from the winter couch ...

UPMC welcomes new interventional radiologist

UPMC welcomes Christopher Enwonwu, MD, interventional radiologist, to the Heart & Vascular Institute in Williamsport, according to a recent press release. Enwonwu received his medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. He completed his General Surgical internship at ...

Geisinger names Wrobel new president of Geisinger Health Plan

Kurt Wrobel has been named president of Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) and executive vice president, insurance operations for Geisinger, according to a recent press release. Wrobel joined GHP as chief financial officer and chief actuary in 2014 and has served as the interim president of GHP ...

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources necessary to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a pandemic that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and ...

Robots, UV light pivotal to UPMC hospital sterilization

UPMC’s Environmental Services staff has been increasingly helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic by paying close attention to making sure rooms are clean and safe for patients, even implementing additional protocols like the use of TRU-D, an automated cleaning robot in Williamsport and ...

Trying to work while the mind works against you

This is for you out there who’ve found it hard to cope with coping. You who dutifully tried meditation, yoga, baking, knitting, plant-rearing and general self-care even before the pandemic and envy the people who embrace them now and seem to get on just fine. Yes, you who worry your mind ...

UPMC welcomes new orthopaedic surgeon

UPMC welcomes Kyle Hubler, DO, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total hip and knee replacements, to the musculoskeletal services team in the Susquehanna region, according to a recent press release. Hubler received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, ...

Urolift Procedure Now Offered at UPMC Williamsport

Urologists at UPMC Williamsport are offering a new minimally invasive treatment option for men diagnosed with Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as prostate gland enlargement, with the UroLift procedure, according to a recent press release. “This minimally invasive treatment provides ...

Evangelical hosts Healthcare Careers Internship program for high schoolers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in the healthcare industry is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs, Evangelical Community Hospital officials announced in a recent press release. ...

Penn State Health, Geisinger agree to transition of Holy Spirit Health System

CAMP HILL — Following approval by the Penn State Health, Geisinger and Holy Spirit boards of directors and the Penn State Board of Trustees, Penn State Health and Geisinger have reached a definitive agreement for Penn State Health to replace Geisinger as the sole corporate member of Holy ...