|Issue 14: June 2011|
With the addition of Mount Nittany Physician Group to the Mount Nittany family of services, the Board of Trustees for Mount Nittany Medical Center announced today, the transition of Mount Nittany Medical Center into an integrated healthcare delivery system.
The expanded health system, led by the newly formed Mount Nittany Health System, has assumed the function as the parent organization for both Mount Nittany Medical Center and Mount Nittany Physician Group and defines the future of patient care.
“The health system model simply changes the corporate structure of the Mount Nittany brand. The patient and provider experience, however, will remain at the center of every decision to ensure safe, effective healthcare delivery at the highest standards,” said Carl Anderson, Chair, Board of Directors. “Mount Nittany is a healthy and growing organization, and this structure provides the platform for continued growth to serve the needs of our community.”
It's no secret -- fluids are necessary to beat the heat. As long as you make the right choices, the fluids you consume are second only to oxygen in keeping you alive and well. But what beverages are best? And how much should you drink?
During the summer in Pennsylvania, we live with high heat and humidity so staying hydrated by drinking lots of fluids is key. Plain water is certainly preferable; after all we don't just drink it, we're made of it. Water comprises almost 70 percent of our weight and is critical to functions such as carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells, flushing away waste, and regulating body temperature.
Mount Nittany Physician Group Physician Recognized with Strickler Award for Excellence in Healthcare
Donald F. Mandetta, MD (left) accepts the Jane M. Strickler, MD Award from Richard D. Allatt, MD, Assistant Chief of Staff, Mount Nittany Medical Staff.
The Medical Staff of Mount Nittany Medical Center recently honored Donald F. Mandetta, MD, with the Jane M. Strickler, MD, Award for remarkable healthcare improvements in Centre County.
In 1976, Mandetta joined the staff of Mount Nittany Medical Center – then known as Centre Community Hospital – to ensure continuity of care to his patients. He currently is part of Mount Nittany Physician Group.
For more than 35 years, Mandetta has provided high-quality care to the residents of Centre County and beyond. He was instrumental in creating, then expanding, gastroenterology services in the area.
Mount Nittany Center for Wound Care was recognized this week with the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, because it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for two consecutive years.
This Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates over 90 percent, an 89 percent healing rate in 30 median days, among other quality standards. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Diversified Clinical Services (DCS), Inc., the nation's leading wound care management company.
Mount Nittany Center for Wound Care is a member of the DCS Clinical Network of more than 325 centers, with access to benchmarking data and experience of treating over two million chronic wounds. In 2010, Mount Nittany Center for Wound Care, cared for more than 564 patients who were provided specialized treatment, often preventing amputations and helping patients return to active lives.
Mount Nittany Physician Group is pleased to announce Anthony Cardell, M.D. as its first medical director. In addition, Craig Collison, MD, Paul Guillard, MD, and Pete Roy III, MD, have been elected to the first board of directors for Mount Nittany Physician Group.
“With the physician component of our governance, we can address the clinical facets of the organization,” said Dr. Cardell. “We hope to lead the Physician Group based on the principles of democracy, transparency, and cooperation – to help each of our physicians continue to serve the community with top-quality care.”
As part of its strategic plan, Mount Nittany developed Mount Nittany Physician Group to improve patient access to physicians and physician-based services. The strategic initiative was set to expand the coverage of primary care physicians while responding to the need for regional specialty care. The group is focused on advancing the regional standard for excellence in the delivery of patient care, patient safety, and the quality of the healthcare experience.
“The development of the Board of Directors for Mount Nittany Physician Group is a historic first step in moving Mount Nittany into an integrated delivery system,” said Steven Brown, FACHE, president and CEO of Mount Nittany Medical Center. “We are fortunate in this community to have the dedication of physician leaders to ensure high quality healthcare and access to physicians now and in the future.”
Mount Nittany Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Charles L. Witmer of Bellefonte and Patricia L. Best of State College.
Witmer, the Centre County controller since January 2004, brings decades of financial and management experience as a former partner at R.P. Brooks & Associates, regional executive at PNC Bank in State College and president of Bellefonte Area Chamber of Commerce. Witmer holds a B.A. in political science from Penn State University and is a graduate of the National School of Banking of Fairfield University in Connecticut. He has served on various boards, including the Bellefonte Authority and Centre County Housing Authority.
|If you don't want to receive these updates, please unsubscribe from this email list.|