Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce Cathy Hunter as its director of finance for Mount Nittany Physician Group. Hunter brings more than 30 years of finance and healthcare experience that includes project management and financial data analysis skills.
Hunter earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from The Pennsylvania State University. She previously served as a financial manager for Geisinger.
Outside of the office, Hunter enjoys spending time at home with Rodney, her husband of 28 years, and the family dogs, Ruger and Shadow. She and Rodney enjoy traveling and especially look forward to weekend visits with their two grown sons, Alex and Blake.
Mount Nittany Health, a health system located in State College, Pennsylvania, consists of Mount Nittany Medical Center, a 260-bed acute care facility, and Mount Nittany Physician Group, a staff of more than 150 providers who offer primary and specialty care services at a growing number of offices throughout central Pennsylvania. In addition to providing high-quality care, Mount Nittany Health strives to improve the health and wellness of its community through education programs, events and health screenings. Visit mountnittany.org to learn more about Mount Nittany Health’s mission to make people healthier.
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center recently welcomed board-certified pediatrician Kaylee Keiper, MD to its medical staff. Dr. Keiper will treat patients at Laurel Pediatric Associates in Johnstown.
Originally from Windber, PA, Dr. Keiper is excited to return home to provide care for young patients in the community. “Both my husband and I have family locally,” she says. “With the addition of our new baby, coming home and being near family was the best decision for us. We’re excited to be back.”
Dr. Keiper knew early in life that she wanted to be a pediatrician. “I taught dance classes in high school and really loved working with the children,” she says. “Then I found that I love science and health as I learned more about those topics. Everything came together and pediatrics was the perfect fit for my interests.” [Read more…]
David Chimento has been named Practice Director for the Genesis’ Grob Scheri Woodburn & Griffin Family Practice offices in Wexford and Ross Township.
A resident of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville area, Chimento attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando. A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, The Beryl Institute for Patient Experience and Medical Group Management Association, he spent more than a dozen years in a variety of positions in the Orlando area at facilities including Orlando Health and St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Community Health Systems, Inc., where he was the Director of Physician Practice Management. Most recently he was Director of Client Success for Sentact, a healthcare software company, in Pittsburgh.
Chimento is FEMA certified in NIMS and has worked as part of several Hospital Incident Command Centers teams to support emergency efforts in Central Florida.
Genesis Medical Associates is the largest still independent primary care physicians group in the Greater North Hills with 11 offices stretching from the city of Pittsburgh north to Cranberry Township in Butler County.
Highmark Health announced today that Dennis P. Brenckle has been named to its board of directors effective immediately.
Brenckle is the retired president of PNC Bank’s Central Pennsylvania Region, where his career spanned 40 years, culminating in his 13-year role as president. Brenckle is also chair of the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s board of directors, where he led its highly successful “For the Future” campaign that raised nearly $307 million to support patient care, education, research and community outreach.
He has also held leadership positions with the center’s Four Diamonds Advisory Board and Cancer Institute Advisory Board. [Read more…]
Conemaugh Physician Group – Medical Oncology recently welcomed Katie Fisher, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, to its team. She will treat outpatients at the Conemaugh Cancer Care Center.
Originally from Johnstown, Fisher is glad to be able to serve patients in the local community. “Working with this patient population is very rewarding,” says Fisher. “We work with individuals during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives. It’s a great feeling to see the impact we can make on these patients and their families through proper treatment and providing a positive experience.”
Fisher earned her bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Mount Aloysius College, followed by her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She provided services to various family medicine practices in the area for adult and pediatric patients.
“It’s nice to know about each patient and their family,” Fisher adds. “Each person becomes special and together we create a unique experience focused on their care.”
In addition to providing patient care, Fisher is an advocate for bullying prevention and suicide prevention.
To learn more about Conemaugh Health System, visit www.conemaugh.org.