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Mount Nittany Physician Group welcomes Dr. Fowler, Dr. Kolonich and Dr. Murray
 
 
 
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The exterior rendering of Mount Nittany Health's new Mifflin County facility, set to open in early 2014.

Anthony Cardell, MD, executive director and chief medical officer, Mount Nittany Physician Group, is pleased to announce the addition of three family medicine physicians to Mount Nittany Physician Group’s Mifflin County practice. Eric Fowler, MD; Kimberly Kolonich, MD; and Michael Murray, MD, are joining Mount Nittany Physician Group and will begin practicing in January 2014 in the Physician Group’s new Reedsville location, enabling the physicians to continue a combined 55 years of practice in Mifflin County.

The new facility, at 96 Kish Road in Reedsville, Pa., expands access to care with the Physician Group’s new family medicine practice, as well as Mount Nittany Physician Group Urology, Cardiology and General Surgery. These specialty services will move from their current location at 301 S. Logan Boulevard in Burnham, Pa. to the new location in Reedsville in January 2014, joining the new family medicine practice.

“We are excited to welcome Drs. Fowler, Kolonich and Murray to our group. Their affiliation allows us to expand our facilities and the scope of services for our patients,” said Dr. Cardell. “In addition, we are proud to work with other doctors in the area to serve our patients in Mifflin County, as well as contribute to the local economy.”

 
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National Diabetes Awareness Month activities announced
 
 
 
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Centre County Courthouse lit blue in honor of World Diabetes Day

As part of National Diabetes Awareness month, Mount Nittany Health has a number of free educational sessions and fun activities planned for November.

In addition, Mount Nittany Health, in collaboration with People Centre’D on Diabetes, will recognize World Diabetes Day on November 14 by participating in the iconic Blue Monument Challenge. The Blue Monument Challenge helps to raise diabetes awareness by having well-known monuments and buildings across the globe light up the color blue, the recognized color of diabetes awareness.

Mount Nittany Medical Center will be participating by being lit aglow in the color blue. Other local businesses that are lighting up blue for the day include the Autoport, Bryce Jordan Center, Centre County Courthouse, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Hotel State College, and others.

Mount Nittany Health and People Cenre’D on Diabetes invite all businesses and homes to participate in the Blue Monument Challenge. Special, limited edition blue CFL light bulbs are for sale at Ace Hardware in the South Hills Plaza on South Atherton Street. A portion of the light bulb sales will be donated to People Centre’D on Diabetes.

 
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Mount Nittany Health’s Sleep Management Program receives program accreditation
 
 
 
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Mount Nittany Health’s Sleep Management Program recently received program accreditation for a five-year period from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Mount Nittany Health’s Sleep Management Program on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said M. Safwan Badr, MD, AASM president. “The Sleep Management Program is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”           

To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional healthcare as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

 
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Mark Kozminsky, MD, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group Dermatology
 
 
 
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Mark Kozminsky, MD, dermatology, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Mark E. Kozminsky, MD, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Dermatology.

Dr. Kozminsky received his Bachelor of Science from The City College of New York in New York City and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. He completed his dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Ill., and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Board certified in dermatology, Dr. Kozminsky has worked in private practice since 2003 at Centre Dermatology on Green Tech Drive in State College, where he will continue to be located and see patients.

Dr. Kozminsky provides care in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails for both adults and children. He offers expert care for common and uncommon skin conditions including skin cancers, acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis, as well as problems with hair loss and nail diseases.

 
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Flu prevention only takes a few minutes
Written by Marlene Stetson, RN, CIC, infection control coordinator, Mount Nittany Medical Center
 
  Marlene Stetson  
Marlene Stetson, RN, CIC, infection control coordinator, Mount Nittany Medical Center

You can spend a few minutes of your day in a variety of ways from checking the latest sports scores to watering your plants to looking online for the newest shopping deal. But would you spend just a couple of minutes to greatly protect your health and the health of your friends, family and those around you?

To help prevent the flu, take a few minutes out of your day and get the flu vaccine. Approximately 5-20 percent of Americans will develop the flu this year, leading to more than 200,000 hospitalizations from related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and advises that everyone 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine. People who are at high risk of developing serious complications from the flu, including young children, pregnant women, people 65 years and older, and those with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease are at high risk of developing flu complications and are strongly recommended to get the flu shot.

 
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Nicholas Meyer, MD, joins Mount Nittany Physician Group’s Family Medicine practice
 
 
 
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Nicholas Meyer, MD, family medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Nicholas Meyer, MD, to Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine.

Dr. Meyer obtained a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md., and completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale, Ill.

Previously employed by Christopher Greater Area Rural Health Planning Corporation, Dr. Meyer provided care at Johnston City Community Health Center in Johnston City, Ill.

Dr. Meyer, who is accepting new patients, will provide family medicine care at Mount Nittany Physician Group’s Penns Valley location.

Mount Nittany Physician Group Family Medicine is located at 4570 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills. To schedule an appointment, call 814.422.8873 or visit mountnittany.org for more information on family medicine offered by Mount Nittany Physician Group.

 
 
 

 

 
Holiday hours announced for select locations
 
 

To help you plan ahead, Mount Nittany Health would like to announce its modified schedule for the upcoming holiday season (at select locations).

Mount Nittany Health outpatient imaging services, outpatient laboratory services, and all Mount Nittany Physician Group locations will be closed the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 28
  • Friday, November 29*
  • Tuesday, December 24**
  • Wednesday, December 25
  • Wednesday, January 1

*Note: The Breast Care Center at Park Avenue Imaging will be open November 29.

**Note: The Breast Care Center at Park Avenue Imaging and imaging services at Mount Nittany Health Blue Course Drive will be open December 24. The Pain management Center at Mount Nittany Health Blue Course Drive will be partially open on December 24 (closing at noon).

All locations will resume regular holiday hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

 
 
 

 

 
Blue Course Drive facility offers convenient outpatient services
 
 
 
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Mount Nittany Health - Blue Course Drive

Convenience, state-of-the-art technology, and quality care are delivered at the Mount Nittany Health – Blue Course Drive facility. With several healthcare services including laboratory, imaging and pain management, this new facility offers coordinated care in a comfortable setting with room to expand.

“Convenience is very important to patients, and this new facility offers just that to those needing our services,” explained Jay Hoover, RN, administrative director, Pain Management Center.

Some of the new features and advantages of the facility include the latest technology in imaging services, several blood draw stations, and a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment. In addition, the facility boasts a large parking area with public bus service provided to improve convenience and access. The Mount Nittany Health Pain Management Center, formerly located at 911 University Drive, offers two procedure rooms, large exam rooms and improved patient confidentiality within its registration area.

 
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Save a life this holiday season
 
 
 
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This holiday season, give something that means something: the gift of life. You can save up to three lives by donating blood.

Sign up for the following American Red Cross blood drive at Mount Nittany Medical Center from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3, ground floor:

  • Friday, November 29 - Pizza will be provided by Pizza Mia, and each blood donor will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.

To make an appointment, please call 1.800.Red.Cross. You can also visit redcrossblood.org and click "make a blood donation appointment."

 
 
 

 

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Upcoming Events

November 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ostomy Support Group of the Central Counties

November 12, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Diabetes Support Group - Senior Center

November 13, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fertility Issues and Loss Support Group

November 14, 6:00 PM
Managing Diabetes: The Next Step

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