Trap shoot raises $20,000
to support GMC programs
NORTHUMBERLAND - The Auxiliary at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville raised about $20,000 through its fifth annual Take Aim for Charity Trap Shoot on Sept. 15 at the Norry Gun Club.
"We are once again humbled and thankful to the donors and participants who made this event the most successful to date," said Noelle Tiesi, co-organizer of the event and project coordinator, Women's Health Services, Geisinger Health System. "Our goal for this event has always been support some very worthy causes at Geisinger Medical Center and it is gratifying to be able to accomplish that in such a fun way."
The funds will support Geisinger's Patient-Centered Nephrology/Palliative Medicine Collaboration, Mission Cataract, No One Dies Alone, Ronald McDonald House and Camp Victory.
welcomes new physicians
Susquehanna Health's Digestive Disease Center recently welcomed Dr. Puneet S. Basi and Dr. Vivek Kumar.
Basi completed a fellowship at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, New YorkPresbyterian Healthcare System and a gastroenterology fellowship at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kumar completed a residency program at Johns Hopkins University Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and a gastroenterology fellowship at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University in Norwalk, Conn.
Both are accepting new patients at their offices in the center, on the fifth floor of Williamsport Regional Medical Center. To make an appointment, call 321-3454.
In addition, Susquehanna Health Family Medicine at DuBoistown recently announced the addition of Dr. Ana May Manuel to its team.
Manuel received her doctor of medicine from Far Easter University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and completed her family medicine residency at the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, W.Va.
Located at 145 Shaffer St., DuBoistown, Manuel is accepting new patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call 326-2447.
Physician presents continuing education program
LOCK HAVEN - As part of the ongoing, continuing medical education programs for the medical staff at Lock Haven Hospital, Dr. Alexander Nesbitt delivered a presentation titled "POLST: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Training."
POLST is a voluntary process that:
Translates a patient's goals for care at the end of life into medical orders that follow the patient across care settings;
Consists of physician orders that are based on a patient's medical condition and his/her treatment choices as established in communication between the patient or the legal medical decision-maker and a health care professional; and
Is designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life by turning patient goals and preferences for care into medical orders.
The goal of the presentation was to train physicians to:
Facilitate meaningful conversations with patients and families about POLST and goals of care;
Better communicate and document patient wishes on the POLST form; and
Integrate POLST with other advance planning documents;
"Compassionate, patient-centered care is the focus of all of our physicians and POLST training is a critical element that helps us to serve patients needs with critical family input," said John A. Zidansek, CEO of Lock Haven Hospital.
Nesbitt is board certified in hospice and palliative care, which is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.