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Mount Nittany Physician Group to provide flu shot clinics across the Centre region
 
 

Mount Nittany Physician Group will provide flu shot clinics at a number of locations across the Centre region.

Flu shot clinic locations are as follows:

  • University Drive Internal Medicine, 905 University Drive, State College, 814.237.3122 - open to the public, ages 18 and older.
  • Bellefonte Internal Medicine, 141 Medical Park Lane, Bellefonte, 814.355.7322 - open to the public, ages 18 and older.
  • Boalsburg Pediatrics, 3901 South Atherton Street, State College, 814.466.7921 - current Physician Group* pediatric patients under age 18 only.
  • Penns Valley Area Family Medicine, 4570 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills, 814.422.8873 - current Physician Group* patients ages 6 months and older only.
  • Green Tech Drive Internal Medicine, 2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite C, State College, 814.278.4898 - current Physician Group* patients ages 18 and older only.
  • Park Avenue Internal Medicine, 1850 East Park Avenue, Suite 302, State College, 814.234.5056 - current Physician Group* patients ages 18 and older only.

Detailed information about the days and times of the clinics is available at mountnittany.org/fluclinics, or interested individuals may call the practice location for more information.

 
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Richard Hale, DO, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine
 
 
 
  Richard Hale Jr.  
Richard Hale, DO, internal medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Hale, DO, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine.

Dr. Hale received a Bachelor of Science in premedicine from The Pennsylvania State University and obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.

A member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association and American College of Physicians, Dr. Hale will provide internal medicine services at 905 University Drive, State College.

To schedule an appointment at Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine on University Drive, call 814.237.3122 or visit mountnittany.org for more information on internal medicine services at Mount Nittany Physician Group.

 
 
 

 

 
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, including blood sugar checks
  • Fun activities for the whole family, including:
    • AmeriHeart®, the world's largest, most realistic inflatable heart exhibit
    • Special visit from the TumbleBus®
    • Face painting and more

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.

 
 
 

 

 
Debra Price named director of quality for Mount Nittany Physician Group
 
 
  Debra Price  
Debra Price, MPA, director of quality, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Debra Price, MPA, to its staff as director of quality for Mount Nittany Physician Group.

Price is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in health planning and administration and a master’s degree in public administration.

Previously a regional manager for ProHealth Physicians in Farmington, Conn., Price will be responsible for the management and direction of Mount Nittany Physician Group’s quality team and implementation efforts to successfully meet quality goals.

Working closely with physician and administrative leadership of the Physician Group and health system to enhance the patient experience, Price will also aim to broaden the scope of quality improvement efforts at the Physician Group to align with quality improvement efforts throughout Mount Nittany Health.

 
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Helping seniors stay independent by avoiding falls
Written by Jeanne Mathis-Halpin, RN
 
  Jeanne  
Jeanne Mathis-Halpin, RN, Mount Nittany Medical Center

Over the years, I’ve had many conversations with patients’ loved ones about helping seniors maintain their independence at home.

One particular area of concern I’ve addressed is how to prevent falls at home – and it’s with good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and hospital trauma admissions for people 65 and over.

Fortunately, most falls can be prevented with proper education and the right environment. At Mount Nittany Medical Center, I am part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to preventing patient falls. Together we have implemented a comprehensive fall prevention program that involves patient assessment, monitoring and, of course, education.

Just as we educate our patients about the different environmental factors that could lead to falls in patient rooms (i.e., furniture being on wheels, beds being at different heights than at home, phones being on walls instead of stands, etc.), it is important to evaluate the home environment as well.

Here are a few things to look for, specifically:

  • Hallways – should be free of clutter and obstructions
  • Medicines – should be accessible without needing the help of a bench/stool; seniors should also be aware of any medications that could affect balance, potentially causing a fall
 
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Ashley Hale, CRNP, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group’s Internal Medicine practice
 
 
  Ashley Hale  
Ashley Hale, CRNP, internal medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley Hale, CRNP, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine.

Hale received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science in nursing, adult nurse practitioner, from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa.

Previously a registered nurse at Mount Nittany Medical Center, Hale will provide internal medicine services at Mount Nittany Physician Group Internal Medicine, 1850 East Park Avenue, Suite 302, State College.

To schedule an appointment, call 814.234.8800, or visit mountnittany.org for more information on internal medicine services offered by Mount Nittany Physician Group.

 
 
 

 

 

 
Special guest speaker at November’s breast cancer support group
 
 
 
  Rio Stenner  
Rio C. Stenner, MGC, CGC, genetic counselor, cancer genetics program, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Mount Nittany Medical Center’s breast cancer support group will have a special guest speaker on November 4, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in conference room 3, ground floor, Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Rio C. Stenner, MGC, CGC, genetic counselor, cancer genetics program, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, will speak about breast cancer and genetic counseling. She received a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tenn., and a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

Stenner is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and her special interests include hereditary cancer syndromes, pediatric genetics, biochemical genetics and genetics outreach and education.

Friends and family members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Aileen Galley at 814.234.6787 or agalley@mountnittany.org.

 
 
 

 

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Upcoming Events

October 9, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Diabetes Support Group - Senior Center

October 9, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fertility Issues and Loss Support Group

October 10, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Diabetes Support Group

October 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ostomy Support Group of the Central Counties

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