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“Driving for one Million”: 29th Annual Golf Classic to benefit new cardiovascular pavilion

Published on July 15, 2019

The 29th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic will be held Saturday, August 10, at the Penn State Blue & White Golf Courses, with a shotgun start beginning promptly at 11:00 am.

Funds raised from this four-person scramble tournament will benefit the new cardiovascular pavilion at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

The Golf Classic committee is committed to raising $1 million by 2020 for the new cardiovascular pavilion. To date, the Golf Classic committee has raised more than $650,000 toward its $1 million goal.

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The role of a pediatric hospitalist: Caring for kids at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Published on July 8, 2019 By Nathaniel Townsand, MD, FAAP, Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatric Hospitalist Program

People often ask exactly what I do in my role as a pediatric hospitalist.  

The role, or definition of a hospitalist, is a physician whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists are specially trained in caring for patients who need inpatient care, and focus on each patient to make sure they receive proper tests and procedures, and will follow up throughout the day with their treatment plan. At Mount Nittany Medical Center, it’s our goal to get patients well and back home as smoothly and quickly as possible.

As soon as a patie...

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Screening and diagnostic mammograms: What’s the difference?

Published on June 24, 2019 By Sara Marker, LPN, patient care coordinator, Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center

Mammogram basics A mammogram is an imaging procedure that uses low energy X-rays to exam the breast tissue for screening and diagnosis. It is one of the best tools for early detection of breast cancer or any other abnormalities. Mammography offers such high quality images that doctors can sometimes identify a mass in the breast even before you are able to detect it with a self-exam. That is the main reason why regular yearly screening visits are so important.

It’s no secret that mammograms aren’t always the most comfortable exams. This is because the breast needs to be compresse...

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  • “Driving for one Million”: 29th Annual Golf Classic to benefit new cardiovascular pavilion
  • The role of a pediatric hospitalist: Caring for kids at Mount Nittany Medical Center
  • Screening and diagnostic mammograms: What’s the difference?

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