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Clinicians at Mount Nittany Health receive national recognition for quality diabetes care
Seated left to right: Tammy Impellitteri, RD, CNSC, LDN; Cierra Thompson, LPN; Dianne Berlyand, RD, CDE, LDN. Standing left to right: Eileen Meyers, RN; Lianne Langsdale, RN; Joyce Mershon, RN; Susan Trainor, CRNP, CDE; Jan Ulbrecht, MD, medical director of the Diabetes Network; Katherine Bialka, PA-C, PhD; Barbara Purdum, CRNP; Eileen Codner, RN; Deborah Dubbs, LPN

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced that three clinicians from Mount Nittany Health have received recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to their patients with diabetes.

The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing clinicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care. The recognized clinicians from Mount Nittany Physician Group Endocrinology are Barbara Purdum, CRNP, Susan Trainor, CRNP, and Jan Ulbrecht, MD.

“It’s not just about the quality of care we deliver, it’s about the quality of our patients’ lives,” said Susan Trainor. “There are so many issues and complications around diabetes, from wound care to vision problems — it is really important to make a difference in the daily lives of our patients,” she said.

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Upcoming Family Medicine Seminar explores facts and myths about drowning
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Summertime by the pool, lake or ocean means fun and relaxation for many; however, some of the lurking dangers of these places need to be brought to light, according to Tom Griffiths, EdD, president and founder of Aquatic Safety Research Group, LLC, and presenter at the Family Medicine Seminar at Mount Nittany Medical Center on July 18.

“There are a number of myths about drowning,” according to Dr. Griffiths. One myth is the fact that many drownings are not drownings at all, he says, but rather medical “events” that happen in the water—such as a seizure or a disruption in heart rhythm during which the person often takes in water struggling to breathe, making it appear to be a drowning.

Designed for physicians, mid-levels, medical students, and ancillary staff involved in patient care, Dr. Griffiths’ talk, “Drowning: Surprising Facts and Myths,” will include research about how “events,” such as those described above, are related to physiology and genetics and play a part in what has been considered “drownings" of “good swimmers.”

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New hours of operation for health information management/medical records

As part of its vision to become the most trusted source of healthcare for Central Pennsylvania, Mount Nittany Health aims to provide accurate, efficient, real-time information across the system of care by transitioning to electronic medical records.

With the implementation of “One Record,” all of the patient’s health information is readily available on the physician’s computer, resulting in patients not having to remember all their medications, previous doctor’s appointments, or the most recent ER visit – it’s more about the time our providers can spend on making our community well and keeping them healthy, ensuring our patients receive the best care possible.

Mount Nittany Medical Center’s health information management/medical records (HIM) department plays a vital role in this transition, and will be changing their hours of operation to ensure timely and accurate processing of electronic medical records.

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State College Spikes' Paint the Park Pink Night
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Help raise money for breast cancer awareness and honor survivors and those battling the disease while having a blast at the State College Spikes' Paint the Park Pink Night on Saturday, August 3 at Medlar Field against the Vermont Lake Monsters.

The Spikes' players will be wearing pink jerseys during the game, which fans can bid on during a silent auction. The first 1,000 women through the gates will receive a free pink rally towel.

Healthcare representatives from Mount Nittany Health will be available to provide information on cancer treatments and cancer care services offered at the Medical Center.

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Community Benefit Report available online
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Mount Nittany Health is proud to present our 2012 Community Benefit Report. Available online at, the report highlights services Mount Nittany Health provides to improve the overall health and wellness of our community.



Tailoring memory making

What happens to our memories? How do people retrieve memories as they age? By understanding how memory systems evolve as people age, researchers gain clarity in the processes underlying age-related changes in memory performance. Learn about this research and how it applies to everyday living by attending the Healthy Aging Lecture Series: Tailoring memory making, presented by Nancy Dennis, assistant professor of psychology and director of cognitive aging and neuroimaging laboratory.

Healthy Aging Lecture Series: Tailoring memory making
Thursday, August 1
Open house* at 9:30 am, lecture at 10:30 am
Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building, Pennsylvania State University campus

*Enjoy a healthy continental breakfast courtesy of The Village at Penn State, visit with Center for Healthy Aging faculty and staff, and lecture series partners Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State, Foxdale Village, The Village at Penn State, and Mount Nittany Medical Center, in the lobby of the Ruth Pike Auditorium.



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