News | Published December 18, 2008

Medical Center director of pastoral care receives Institutional Chaplain Award

The Reverend George Burn, director of pastoral care at Mount Nittany Medical Center, will be presented with the Institutional Chaplain Merit Award in June 2009 from American Baptist Churches USA at the ABCUSA biennial meeting in Pasadena, California.

From early life as a seminary student working for the Seamans' Church Institute to volunteering with his wife, Paula, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Burn has dedicated his 35-year career to direct pastoral care and ministry.

In addition to his role today as the Medical Center's director of pastoral care, Burn is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and currently serves as the chair of the International Advocacy Committee. He is also a certified bereavement facilitator with the American Academy of Bereavement and an active member of the University Baptist and Brethren Church in State College.

Burn is a graduate of Eastern College and Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1973 by the Flemington Baptist Church of Flemington, N.J.

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Located in State College, Pa., Mount Nittany Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, 203-bed acute care facility leading the region in medical, surgical, outpatient, diagnostic and cancer care services. The Medical Center employs about 1,300 skilled healthcare professionals and support staff, and has more than 240 credentialed, independently-employed physicians in 43 specialties and subspecialties. Committed to moving Life Forward, Mount Nittany Medical Center is dedicated to the health and wellness of the community we serve. For more information, visit