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|November 23, 2009|
Mount Nittany Medical Center and Centre Medical and Surgical Associates, PC, (CMSA) are exploring a formal business relationship in the interest of forging a locally based, integrated healthcare delivery system. With the common goal of advancing and expanding healthcare services, both parties expect that such a relationship could create an even stronger foundation for expanding services, attracting more physicians to the area and improving patient access to primary and specialty care.
Pictured (left to right): Hospitalists: Ben Steward, PA-C;
Hospitalist services at Mount Nittany Medical Center recently expanded with the addition of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center physicians. Specialists in caring for inpatients, hospitalists work with the patients’ physician to provide high quality, comprehensive inpatient care. Thomas Covaleski, MD, recently named director of the program, is the first Penn State Hershey Medical Center physician to join the Mount Nittany Medical Center hospitalist program, which is made possible by the Master Affiliation agreement between Penn State University, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Emily A. Peterson, M.D.
Mount Nittany Medical Center is proud to bring reconstructive and cosmetic services to the State College community with the addition of Emily A. Peterson, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to its physician group. With a passion for breast reconstruction, general reconstruction, including skin cancer reconstruction; and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Peterson will be the first plastic surgeon employed by Mount Nittany.
Rendering of the East wing expansion to Mount Nittany Medical Center
Projected to open in the fall of 2010, the east wing expansion will include two medical and surgical floors and one intensive care floor. With an eye on patient safety and satisfaction, the Medical Center is constructing all new rooms as single-patient rooms.
Much like seasonal flu, although a different virus, 2009 H1N1 is highly contagious with symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, diarrhea, vomiting and fatigue. H1N1 and seasonal flu can exacerbate existing health conditions and result in pneumonia, respiratory failure and even, in rare cases, death. Those who are infected with H1N1 and seasonal flu are able to pass the virus on to others one day before they exhibit symptoms to up to seven days after symptoms are evident.
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