News | Published June 12, 2014

Gordon C. Handte, MD, honored with Strickler Award

The Medical Staff of Mount Nittany Medical Center is pleased to announce Gordon C. Handte, MD, pathology, as the 2013 recipient of the Jane M. Stickler, MD, Award for remarkable healthcare improvements in Centre County.

Dr. Handte was selected for his demonstration of excellence and innovation in diagnostic surgical pathology, cytopathology, clinical pathology, and forensic pathology, and his continual dedication to educating medical technologists, nurses, and other healthcare students. Dr. Handte is also credited with enhancing patient care through the establishment of a Fine Needle Aspiration Clinic.

Dr. Handte graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington D.C., completed residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and fulfilled fellowship training at George Washington University Hospital in cytopathology and surgical pathology.

The Jane M. Strickler, MD, Award was established November 6, 2001, by the executive committee of the Medical Staff to honor providers who exemplify innovation, excellence and service by improving the quality of healthcare and level of health of residents of central Pennsylvania.

Former recipients of the award include: Jane M. Strickler, MD; Thomas H. Cawthern, MD; Charles W. Rohrbeck, MD; Richard H. Dixon, MD; Robert L. Hall, MD; George M. McCormick, MD; William E. Young, DO; Salvatore M. Ramondelli, MD; John C. Coppes, MD; Donald F. Mandetta, MD; Jeanette I. Trusky, MD; and John R. Van Kirk, MD.

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

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