“I like to establish a rapport with my patients and develop a ‘steps’ approach to care that makes sure the treatment that we are following is safe and well tolerated."
Population health is described as referring to the health status and health outcomes within a group of people rather than considering the health of one person at a time. Population health brings significant health concerns into focus and addresses ways that resources can be allocated to overcome the problems that drive poor health conditions in the population.
Steven has worked as a critical care nurse at Mount Nittany Health for the past nine years and joined the Population Health team after receiving his Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner license. He earned his Bachelor of Science in business and later in nursing from Penn State Altoona and recently earned his Master of Science in Nursing from Penn State.
“I like to establish a rapport with my patients and develop a ‘steps’ approach to care that makes sure the treatment that we are following is safe and well tolerated,” Steven said. “I also have a background as a personal trainer, so a focus on fitness and nutrition is something I continue to encourage.”
Population health focuses on chronic care management, quality and safety, public health, and health policy. Mount Nittany Health recently launched a successful population health pilot program.
Chronic diabetes care is one area where Steven focuses his clinical interests. He served on the Mount Nittany Health diabetes committee and is interested in how diabetes impacts other health conditions.
Steven is married and a father of three daughters. He extends his personal training background to the playing field where he can be found coaching football, basketball, and baseball.
|Master of Science, Nursing||Pennsylvania State University|
|Bachelor of Science, Nursing||Penn State Altoona|