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|Issue 10: September 2010|
Mount Nittany is proud to announce the addition of Charles Dalton, MD, and David Oselinsky, MD, to its physician group on October 1. Prior to joining the group, the physicians practiced independently as State College Urologic Associates.
Mount Nittany Medical Center recently received a $5 million Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement Program (IFIP) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to help offset the bonds for the East Wing expansion. The grant, to be paid out in $250,000 increments over the next 20 years, is one of the largest of the seven grants issued under the program and one of the few for healthcare in recent history.
The CLIMB program, which stands for Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery, is a support program for children who have parents or loved ones recently diagnosed with cancer. This nationally recognized cancer support program is being offered starting by Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute at Mount Nittany Medical Center and TIDES, a local grief support group for children and adults. The program will be facilitated by Kristin Sides, Certified Patient Navigator at Mount Nittany Medical Center and TIDES outreach coordinator Holly Torbic. Both Kristin and Holly are certified facilitators of the CLIMB program through the national Children’s Treehouse Foundation.
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Mount Nittany Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
Breast reconstruction surgery—and whether to have it done—is a very personal decision. Some women may consult with a plastic/reconstructive surgeon prior to a mastectomy or double mastectomy. Others may wait, or be advised to wait, by their oncologist. Either way, the goal of the surgery is to restore symmetry and a sense of normalcy.
Each patient is unique, but there are a few basic considerations for any woman considering breast reconstruction surgery.
Join the employees of Mount Nittany Medical Center in the annual American Heart Walk on Saturday, October 16 at Medlar Field, Lubrano Park. The Medical Center’s employees are pledging to raise more than $10,000 to support the American Heart Association with more than 100 employees and their families coming out to celebrate healthy living. Each walker from Mount Nittany’s teams will receive a one-of-a-kind Mount Nittany t-shirt to wear the day of the walk. For more information, go to www.mountnittany.org.
The 2010 WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State was a record-breaking event in the Penn State Lady Lions’ fight against breast cancer as the Penn State women’s basketball team donated $80,339.08 to four breast cancer charities. Led by honorary co-chairs and breast cancer survivors Mimi Barash Coppersmith and Dean Nan Crouter, the funds raised by the 2010 Pink Zone at Penn State were donated to charities on the local, state and national level and included Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. In four Pink Zone annual events, the Lady Lions have donated more than $165,000.
One in four Americans has pre-diabetes or diabetes. Are you the one in four or is it one of your family members? Find out your number and how to stay healthy by attending the diabetes education events offered by Mount Nittany Medical Center and local organizations in November and throughout the year. Go to www.mountnittany.org
for a complete listing of self-management classes, presentations by experts in the field, a healthy walk, tips and nutrition advice, support group, healthy cooking demos and more.
“Yesterday I experienced an allergic reaction from a hornet sting. I am an ex-police officer and volunteer fireman and knew that I was going into a shock phase from the sting. My wife drove me to the emergency room and I was able to walk myself inside. As soon as I approached the reception desk and began to explain my situation, the receptionist, Bobbi Bird, immediately recognized my problem and without hesitation escorted me to the ER.
— A grateful patient in the emergency department
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