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Jaideep Sood, MD, FCCP, joins Mount Nittany Health
 
 
 
  Jaideep Sood  
Jaideep Sood, MD, FCCP, pulmonary medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group, and director, intensivist program, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Jaideep Sood, MD, FCCP, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Pulmonary Medicine.

Previously employed at Genesis HealthCare System, Dr. Sood provides pulmonary medicine at Mount Nittany Physician Group’s Boalsburg location and serves as director of Mount Nittany Medical Center’s newly created intensivist program.

An intensivist is a critical care physician who provides comprehensive care to patients in the intensive care unit at Mount Nittany Medical Center. They are trained and experienced in treating complex health issues, averting complications for patients under intensive care, coordinating with other specialists, and communicating with the patient’s primary care physician.

Dr. Sood is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine and board eligible in sleep medicine, and is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

 
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Mount Nittany Physician Group - Mifflin County announces general surgery services
 
 
 
  General Surg ad Mifflin  

As part of our vision to become the most trusted source of healthcare for Central Pennsylvania, Mount Nittany Health is dedicated to expanding access to healthcare for Centre and surrounding counties.

We are pleased to announce the addition of general surgery services to our Mount Nittany Physician Group - Mifflin County practice.  

A complement to our cardiology and urology services currently offered in this location, we’re pleased to provide Mifflin County residents with a new quality option for their healthcare.

Mount Nittany Physician Group – Mifflin County
301 S. Logan Boulevard
Burnham, PA 17009

General surgery services offered every first and third Monday of the month, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call:

  • General surgery and urology: 800.837.6062
  • Cardiology: 814.689.3140
 
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Healthy Weight for Life: Weight loss/management class series
 

Having difficulty trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight?

Registered dietitians from Mount Nittany Health welcome you to attend their Healthy Weight for Life: Weight loss/management class series to learn how to lose or management weight to feel your best.

The class series is held every Tuesday in October (1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in conference rooms 2 and 3, located on the ground floor of Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Each class will explore the many ways to reach weight goals, including how to live a healthy life. A pre-and-post program evaluation will be provided.

The cost to attend is $25, which includes a three-month follow-up class. For more information or to register, please contact Heather Harpster at hharpster@mountnittany.org or 814.231.7194.

 
 
 

 

 

 
Christopher Yingling, MD, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group Urology
 
 
 
  Christopher Yingling  
Christopher Yingling, MD, urology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Yingling, MD, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Urology.

Dr. Yingling received a bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and a master’s degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He obtained his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

A member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, Dr. Yingling is trained in performing robotically-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System. With several potential benefits, including less scarring, less pain and faster recovery times, Yingling joins Howard Miller, MD, in offering this service for urologic procedures at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

 
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Mount Nittany Medical Center successfully improves sepsis care through completion of voluntary program
 
 

Mount Nittany Medical Center successfully participated in Highmark Health Services Hospital Quality BlueSM Pay for Performance Program from June 2012 to June 2013 to improve the process of diagnosing and treating sepsis. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition in which inflammation occurs throughout the body and can lead to organ damage or failure.

“Mount Nittany Medical Center voluntarily took part in the project to support its commitment to making people healthier by prioritizing collaboration, safety, efficiency and quality in patient care,” said Gail A. Miller, RN, MS, CPHQ, vice president for quality, Mount Nittany Health.

Each year, more than one million Americans develop sepsis. The risk of death increases by nearly 7.6 percent with every hour that passes without treatment – making time of essence in diagnosing and treating patients with sepsis.

As part of the project, collaborations among quality, nursing, pharmacy, information services, emergency department, critical care, education, finance, administration, laboratory and infection prevention resulted in a number of initiatives that improved sepsis care, including offering sepsis education sessions (live and recorded) for providers and issuing sepsis awareness tools and electronic medical record prompts to trigger immediate intervention if the patient’s vital signs meet two or more criteria for sepsis.

 
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Free Hunters' Health Day
 
 

The department of emergency medical services is hosting a free Hunters' Health Day to help hunters get ready for the woods with free glucose screenings, cholesterol screenings, vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure screenings, EKG screenings and more.

Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Adjacent to the ambulance entrance, Mount Nittany Medical Center
Appointments can be made by calling 814.234.6106. Walk-ins are accepted.
A valid Pennsylvania hunting license is required.

For more information or questions, contact Rich Kelley at 814.231.7054 or rkelley@mountnittany.org.

 
 
 

 

 
New Health Career Exploration program accepting applications
 
 

High school juniors and seniors as well as college students are invited to "explore" the healthcare field with a new learning opportunity at Mount Nittany Medical Center. The Health Career Exploration program, which will be held Friday, October 4, 2013 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, will allow students to observe the pathway patients may follow based on their medical condition.

Healthcare personnel will be prepared to talk about their department and the healthcare patients receive within that particular department. In addition, health career options available in various departments along with career preparation and training (education) requirements will be discussed.

Anyone interested in the program should visit mountnittany.org/exploration to apply online or call 814.231.7174 for more information. Applications are due by September 15, 2013.

 
 
 

 

 
Bestwick Foundation supports local cancer patients with $10,000 to The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center
 
 

The Bestwick Foundation has donated $10,000 to The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center to support local cancer patients. The funds have offered assistance to cancer patients who have extreme financial hardship due to the illness, including helping with payments for mortgages, COBRA Insurance©, support for education or specialized therapies.

To date, the Bestwick Foundation has provided support to three patients and their families at Mount Nittany Medical Center, including the family of Jazzlene Inch who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2012 when she was two years old. Jazzlene received treatment at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, receiving five rounds of testing and chemotherapy. For each treatment, the family traveled from State College, Pa., staying for four-to-five weeks at a time. The family had to pay for gas and meals on top of their everyday expenses, including their mortgage payment.  

“The Bestwick Foundation provided us with various meal and gas gift cards, and money to cover a month’s mortgage payment and educational support, allowing us to concentrate on beating the cancer rather than worry about how we could pay for our bills,” said Jamie Inch, Jazzlene’s mother. “We recently received news that Jazzlene is in remission and couldn’t be more grateful for the assistance of the Bestwick Foundation.”

 
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Jeanine Pohlhaus, licensed aesthetician, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery
 
 
 
  Jeanine Pohlhaus  
Jeanine Pohlhaus, licensed aesthetician, Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Jeanine Pohlhaus, licensed aesthetician, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery.

Pohlhaus attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Lancaster School of Cosmetology. She is skilled at a variety of aesthetic techniques, including customized facial treatments, epilation (hair removal) and makeup artistry.

An experienced licensed aesthetician, Pohlhaus previously worked at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, a cosmetic surgery practice in Lancaster, Pa. and most recently for a medical skin care company.

As a complement to services provided by board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Emily Peterson, MD, Pohlhaus will offer aesthetic services for advanced facial skin care such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, as well as waxing, makeup artistry and more.

 
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Join Mount Nittany Health at the Centre County Heart and Stroke Walk
 
 
  Brooke Haney  
Brooke Haney

On Sunday, September 29, Brooke Haney of Bigler, Clearfield County will represent all local heart disease and stroke survivors as the Child Chair for the 2013 Centre County Heart and Stroke Walk.

Brooke was born with a congenital heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and underwent two open heart surgeries and two heart transplants. She has to take anti-rejection medication daily for the rest of her life and get regular blood work to monitor her medication, as well as regular heart biopsies and heart catheterizations to ensure her and her new heart remain healthy.

The annual walk, from noon – 4:00 pm at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in State College, raises awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention while raising funds for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Stop by Mount Nittany Health’s tent before and during the walk for heart health information, blood pressure and stroke screenings, Hands-Only CPR demonstrations and more.

 
 
 

 


 
Upcoming child car seat safety inspection
 
 
  traveling  

Making sure children are safe while riding in a vehicle is one of the most important jobs for a parent.

Each year, thousands of children are injured or killed in car accidents. Car safety seats can help keep your infant or toddler safe and secure in your vehicle, but they need to be used correctly.

Mount Nittany Medical Center’s department of emergency medical services, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, is hosting a child car seat safety inspection on Thursday, September 12, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the EMS garage at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 East Park Avenue, State College. 

Please call 814.231.7054 to schedule an appointment or just stop by.

 
 
 

 

 
Save the date: October 19 Family Health Fall Fest
 
 
 
  Fall fest  

In keeping with our mission to make people healthier, Mount Nittany Health invites you to attend our first Family Health Fall Fest.

This FREE event will feature:

  • Health information from Mount Nittany Health providers
  • Exhibits from various community partners
  • Giveaways and prizes
  • Health screenings
  • Fun activities for the whole family

Saturday, October 19
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mount Nittany Middle School
656 Brandywine Drive
State College, PA 16801

Brought to you by the Mount Nittany Health Diabetes Network. Free and open to the public.

 
 
 

 

 
Redefine Your Look
 
 
 
  spring  

Make every day special by treating yourself to a new look and be seen at your best with friends, family, and co-workers. Emily Peterson, MD, performs many cosmetic enhancements while services by a licensed aesthetician enhance your look through advanced skincare treatments, waxing and makeup artistry.

15 percent off injectibles + free brow wax
Get 15 percent off any injectible treatment - including Botox®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, Restylane® and Dysport® - with Dr. Emily Peterson and get a free brow wax.

Limit one free brow wax per guest. Sorry, Sculptra® not included in this offer. Offer expires September 30, 2013.

Schedule your treatment today by calling 814.231.7878, or learn more by visiting cosmetic.mountnittany.org.

Giving you special ways to feel even more special every day. That's LIFE FORWARD.

 
 
 

 

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Redefine Your Look
Published On July 10, 2013

Make every day special by treating yourself to a new look and be seen at your best with friends, family, and co-workers. Emily Peterson, MD, performs many cosmetic enhancements while services by a licensed aesthetician enhance your look through advanced skincare treatments, waxing and makeup artistry.

15 percent off injectibles + free brow wax
Get 15 percent off any injectible treatment - including Botox®, Juvederm®, Perlane®, Restylane® and Dysport® - with Dr. Emily Peterson and get a free brow wax.

Limit one free brow wax per guest. Sorry, Sculptra® not included in this offer. Offer expires September 30, 2013.

Schedule your treatment today by calling 814.231.7878, or learn more by visiting cosmetic.mountnittany.org.

Giving you special ways to feel even more special every day. That's LIFE FORWARD.

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September 26, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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