Conemaugh Physician Group recently added Harold Partsch, CRNP to its pain and neurology teams. Partsch will see patients at Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center in the pain clinic, and will assist with Conemaugh’s Concussion Clinic.
“I enjoy helping patients,” says Partsch. “There are various options for pain management without the use of narcotics. We can help patients lead productive and fulfilling lives through proper treatment.” In addition to pain management, Partsch has experience assisting Penn State University athletes who suffered from concussion.
Originally from Johnstown, Partsch is excited to return to Conemaugh’s team. After earning his nursing degree from Mount Aloysius College, Partsch worked as a Registered Nurse in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit. He continued his career in North Carolina as an RN for telemetry, medical intermediate unit, and gastroenterology. He then returned to school and earned his Masters of Nursing degree from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.
When not seeing patients, Partsch enjoys helping on the family farm, working outside, and reading.
Conemaugh Physician Group, a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is a growing multi-specialty group, physician-led and professionally managed with more than 120 primary care and physician specialists dedicated to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes. Conemaugh Physician Group proudly cares for patients in more than 40 locations throughout a five county region. To learn more log on to www.conemaugh.org.
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that one of its top clinical leaders will take the helm at a new full-service hospital it plans to open in Pine Township in 2021. Allan Klapper, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist who currently serves as chair of AHN’s Women’s & Children’s Institute, has been appointed as president of the new 160-bed facility that will be integrated with AHN’s existing Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion. AHN received approval on its plans this week from the Pine Township Board of Supervisors and expects to break ground on the hospital this summer.
Like the Health + Wellness Pavilion, AHN’s Wexford Hospital will serve an area with a population of more than 215,000 people. The hospital will offer a wide array of clinical services, including many that community residents are currently traveling into Pittsburgh to receive. The facility will complement the network’s many outpatient services in the market, including those at the Pavilion, AHN’s nearby Pediatric Orthopaedic Institute, and other facilities and physician offices.
“The appointment of Dr. Klapper to this important role is another example of AHN’s commitment to cultivating and empowering strong physician leaders to drive our patient-centered mission and vision,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN President and CEO. [Read more…]
Jennifer Lucy, PA-C, MS, LAT, ATC – Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Conemaugh Health System welcomes Jennifer Lucy, PA-S, to its orthopedics team. Lucy will join the practice of Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She will treat outpatients at the practice office, and assist with rounding of inpatients at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
“I ran a lot in high school and had an injury,” says Lucy. “The care I received inspired me to enter the orthopedics field. I enjoy sports medicine and helping patients enhance their quality of life and return to an active lifestyle.”
Lucy earned her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her master’s degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, followed by her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Lucy has extensive professional experience including working for the Pittsburgh Penguins Youth Hockey Camps, Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
When not treating patients, Lucy enjoys traveling along the east coast with her boyfriend and running marathons. [Read more…]
TeleTracking Chairman and CEO Michael Zamagias, has announced that Christopher Johnson, Chief Solutions Officer, has been promoted to president. Effective immediately, Johnson will have responsibility for the operational business units of TeleTracking, a Pittsburgh-based healthcare technology company, including sales and marketing, strategy and business development, technology and delivery services.
Zamagias also formally confirmed that he will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer for the company, and that TeleTracking remains committed to its mission of ensuring that no one will ever have to wait for the care they need.
“Chris has made a tremendous impact during his tenure at TeleTracking and has a deep understanding of the culture of collaboration and teamwork that makes TeleTracking unique,” says Zamagias. “He also recognizes the challenges facing healthcare―that it is unacceptable for patients to wait for the care they need because of operating inefficiencies―and has a sharp vision for how TeleTracking can and will operationalize the care continuum. I’m extraordinarily confident in Chris’ ability to further advance TeleTracking’s leadership position and vision.” [Read more…]
The Society of Surgical Oncology has named Allegheny Health Network (AHN) surgical oncologist Norman Wolmark, MD, a recipient of this year’s Charles M. Balch, M.D., Distinguished Service Award for his work with the NSABP Foundation.
Dr. Wolmark is an internationally recognized cancer surgeon and Medical Director of Surgery and Cancer Program Development, AHN Department of Surgery and Cancer Institute. He is also Chairman of NSABP Foundation, a not-for-profit academic research organization led by AHN clinicians with a 60-year history of conducting groundbreaking research studies in breast and colorectal cancers, and Chair and Principal Investigator of NCI-funded NRG Oncology. He received the Balch award along with Bernard Fisher, MD, former chairman of the NSABP.
The NSABP Foundation has a nearly 60-year history of conducting groundbreaking research studies in breast and colorectal cancer, enrolling more than 110,000 men and women in clinical trials, and coordinating research at nearly 700 major medical centers, university hospitals, large oncology practice groups and health maintenance organizations in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. [Read more…]
Last week, Mount Nittany Health announced the addition of Susan Hostetter Krieger, MD, as Mount Nittany Medical Center’s medical director of palliative care services.
Dr. Krieger’s philosophy of care focuses simply on being there for each patient and their loved ones, she says. “Patients and caregivers become part of an extended family. I make it my mission to do what’s best for the patient, not just what’s best to do to the patient,” adding, “We’re in this journey together.”
She earned her bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, now Drexel University College of Medicine, in affiliation with Hahnemann University Hospital. She earned her Master of Science and her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Krieger completed both her internship and residency at the former Medical College of Virginia, now the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. [Read more…]
Sharon Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group recently announced the hiring of Tonia L. Skakalski, D.O., an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, who joined Steward Medical Group, to expand access to women’s health services in the area.
Dr. Skakalski is a member of the medical staff at Sharon Regional Medical Center and provides a full range of obstetrics and gynecological care including; prenatal and pregnancy care, including thyroid disease and immunizations during pregnancy, general women’s health, osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment, and comprehensive menopausal treatment.
Dr. Sunjay K. Mannan is the newest addition to the Genesis Medical Associates Northern Area Family Medicine practice in McCandless Township.
A graduate of the West Virginia University Medical School, the Wexford resident most recently service as an Assistant Professor at the WVU Emergency Department and as an Advanced Provider for MedExpress Urgent Care in Monroeville.
A member of the American Board of Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Geriatric Society and the American Medical Association, Dr. Mannan completed his residency at Allegheny Health Network’s Forbes Regional Hospital. He also serves as a physician for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation physical testing program.
At Northern Area Family Medicine, he joins Dr. Warren S. Smith, Dr. Robert H. Porter, Jr., Dr. Kurt M. Heil and their multi-disciplined staff.
Northern Area Family Medicine is one of 11 offices in the Genesis Medical Associates group of primary care physicians, the largest still independent primary care group serving Pittsburgh’s Greater North Hills with offices stretching north from the city of Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township in Butler County.