News | Published November 25, 2008

New Director of Patient Access Hired, But Not New to Mount Nittany Medical Center

Mount Nittany Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Newman to director of patient access. Since her start at the Medical Center in1989, she has served as patient registration associate, radiology clerk typist, accounts payable clerk, buyer, supervisor of patient access, and since 2003, the assistant director of patient access. As head of the patient access and registration department, Newman will oversee scheduling, switchboard control and insurance verification. A member of the National Association of Healthcare Access Managers, Newman lives in Centre Hall, Pa., with her husband. They have two grown children.

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Located in State College, Pa., Mount Nittany Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-owned, 201-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