January 27, 2017 RSS feed / News

The Pain of Addiction

A Q&A with Pennsylvania’s Physician General, Dr. Rachel Levine

In 2015, Pennsylvania ranked ninth in the nation in drug overdose deaths, with heroin most often being responsible for the fatal overdoses. Pennsylvania’s physician general, Dr. More...

Home Nursing Agency rebrands as Family Hospice and Palliative Care

Altoona , PA – Home Nursing Agency is growing its hospice program and rebranding as Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Part of UPMC HNA. More...

Mount Nittany Physician Group opens in Philipsburg

State College, PA – January 16 marked the opening date of the new Mount Nittany Health – Philipsburg practice located at 1061 N. Front Street. More...

New study finds life-threatening genetic disorder is substantially underdiagnosed

DANVILLE, PA – A study conducted by Geisinger Health System in collaboration with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) has found that a life-threatening genetic disorder known as Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is both underdiagnosed and unde More...

Aging Pennsylvanians will need home-based care, but paying for it could be challenging

Pennsylvania’s 65 and older and 85 and older age populations both rank 4th among all states. More...

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital echocardiography lab earns reaccreditation

LEWISTOWN, PA – A laboratory specializing in echocardiography at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital recently was granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.  More...

Mount Nittany Health names new president & CEO

State College, PA – Kathleen L. Rhine has been named the new president and CEO for Mount Nittany Health, effective Jan. 30. More...

Volunteers assist in hospital ministry spiritual care partners commissioned

ALTOONA, PA – The UPMC Altoona Pastoral Care Department recently recognized six volunteers who completed the Spiritual Care Partners program at UPMC Altoona with a commissioning service. More...

The potential impact of “Repeal and Replace” on Pennsylvania hospitals

On Saturday, January 14, President-elect Trump told the Washington Post that his administration has nearly completed a national healthcare plan to replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. More...

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