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UPMC — Bringing life-changing medicine to Northcentral Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT– The only constant in health care is change, and 2018 was a year of immense progress for UPMC Susquehanna.

With six hospitals in northcentral Pennsylvania, UPMC Susquehanna was proud to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health.

This study spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on a balanced scorecard of measures derived from publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction data.

UPMC Susquehanna celebrated its two-year anniversary with UPMC in October 2018 by announcing two major renovation and expansion projects.

Additionally, the health system expanded its footprint by opening new outpatient facilities throughout the region, welcomed more than 300 new physicians and providers since becoming part of UPMC, and added UPMC Cole in Coudersport to UPMC’s growing network.

UPMC Offers Comprehensive Orthopaedic Care Close to Home Specialists from UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven offer services to help treat all your aches and pains. Wingrove T. Jarvis, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, provides operative and non-operative treatments for conditions of bones, muscles, and joints. John Hunter, DPM, foot and ankle specialist, provides operative and non-operative treatments for conditions of the feet, ankle, and lower leg. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jarvis or Dr. Hunter, call 570-321-2020. At right, Steve Johnson speaking to a crowd about UPMC Susquehanna. PHOTO PROVIDED

Bringing World-Class Cancer Treatment

to the Region

Through a $13 million investment, construction will soon begin on the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport creating a new patient-centric footprint, with physician exam rooms, open chemotherapy bays, private chemotherapy rooms, and additional office and support space designed to help improve the patient experience.

“UPMC Hillman Cancer Center stands for unsurpassed excellence in cancer care and we’re proud to now be UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers,” said Michelle Gaida, executive director, Cancer Care Services, UPMC Susquehanna.

“We’re taking the battle against cancer to the next level, building on our mission of providing world-class care for patients close to home. As UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we’re giving patients increased access to renowned cancer specialists, cutting-edge research in immunotherapy, more than 300 leading-edge clinical trials, and the most advanced technology for cancer detection and treatment,” Gaida said.

UPMC General Surgeon Provides Care for Many Conditions David Rilling, MD, general surgeon, offers surgical treatments of conditions like hemorrhoids, groin and abdominal hernia repair, thyroid surgery, gallbladder surgery, as well as minimally invasive techniques for appendectomies. Dr. Rilling sees patient at the UPMC Outpatient Center in McElhattan, 1 Outlet Lane, Suite 400 and conducts surgery at UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rilling, call 570-769-1300. PHOTO PROVIDED

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and is consistently ranked in by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in cancer care.

Looking to the future

UPMC Susquehanna remains focused on delivering a new level of high quality affordable care to northcentral Pennsylvania by:

– Implementing extensive telemedicine programs across the system, enabling person-to-person interaction between patients and offsite medical specialists.

– Focusing locally to improve care, expand services, and streamline patient access at all UPMC Susquehanna hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities throughout the region.

– Expanding access to UPMC Health Plan, named the #1 ranked health plan in Pennsylvania by J.D. Power and Associates, providing high quality, low cost services that are convenient for both patients and employers.

To learn more about UPMC Susquehanna, visit upmcsusquehanna.org.

About UPMC Susquehanna

UPMC Susquehanna is UPMC’s north central Pennsylvania based health system, including UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven; Muncy; Soldiers + Sailors; Sunbury; Williamsport Regional Medical Center; and Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Divine Providence Campus. Serving patients from a 12-county region, UPMC Susquehanna provides more than $96 million a year in benefits to its communities and has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care.

UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven

24 Cree Drive,

Lock Haven, Pa. 17745

570-893-5000

www.susquehannahealth.org

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