Our community lost a good man
I just opened a letter from UPMC Susquehanna dated Nov. 3 announcing that Dr. Zeferino Martinez will no longer be practicing medicine at Lock Haven Hospital. (UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven).
Dr. Martinez is a very good orthopedic surgeon and something that the Greater Lock Haven and Jersey Shore areas has been without for a long long time.
I hope that UPMC isn’t going to simply make Lock Haven an appointment center and force patients and their families to make trips to their other campuses for surgeries. I certainly don’t know if this move was a professional decision by Dr. Martinez or a contract stalemate under the new management.
It isn’t any of my business to know. Whatever the reason was, the outcome is the loss of a good man and surgeon no longer practicing at our local hospital.
And that is a shame.
Thank you Dr. Martinez.
Thank you for coming to Lock Haven and I wish you and yours the very best in the future.