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A guide to hospitals and treatment facilities

The Geisinger Gray’s Woods location is one of the Geisinger facilities in Centre County.
The Geisinger Gray’s Woods location is one of the Geisinger facilities in Centre County. CDT file photo

Centre County has Mount Nittany Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, along with several other health care providers.

The 260-bed facility offers neurosurgical services, cancer treatment and cardiac catheterization capable of evaluating and treating coronary arteries, muscles and valves.

For tertiary care, such as advanced brain or heart surgeries, patients may go to the 501-bed Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, 404-bed Geisinger Medical Center in Danville or 497-bed Altoona Regional.

If rehabilitation is needed, HealthSouth’s 73-bed Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Pleasant Gap offers inpatient and outpatient services, including therapy for strokes, brain injuries and orthopedic and neuromuscular disorders.

The rehabilitation hospital also operates four outpatient clinics, in State College, Lock Haven, Lewistown and Mifflintown.

For subsidized reproductive health care and screening, Family Health Services runs clinics in Bellefonte, Huntingdon, Philipsburg and State College.

UPMC ALTOONA

Facility type: nonprofit health care system

Address/phone: 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601; 889-2011; www.altoonaregional.org

CEO/president: Jerry Murray

Beds: 380

Staff: 4,000, including 300 physicians.

Medical specialties: emergency medicine and trauma, behavioral health; birth and growth; cancer care; cardiac care; physical, speech and occupational therapy; vascular services; sleep medicine; advanced surgical services, including neurosurgery; home nursing care; wound and ostomy program.

Major facilities: Altoona Regional Hospital Campus and Station Medical Center outpatient facility, all in Altoona.

CENTRE VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

Facility type: nonprofit clinic that provides free primary and preventive medical and dental to Centre County residents who have no other access to health care and whose household income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Address/phone: 2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D, State College, PA 16803; 231-4043

Director: Cheryl Jo White, executive director

Staff: Fourteen full- and part-time staff. Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers and other licensed clinicians volunteer their time.

CLEARFIELD HOSPITAL

Facility type: private, nonprofit acute-care hospital that has been providing health care services since 1901.

Address/phone: 809 Turnpike Ave., Clearfield, PA 16830; 765-5341; www.clearfieldhospital.org

CEO/president: Gary Macioce

Clearfield Hospital provides medical care in Philipsburg at Clear-Med Primary Care in the Peebles Plaza. The clinic is open Monday through Saturday morning, with evening hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Same-day appointments are available for minor injuries, illnesses and employment physicals. Lab services are provided.

Clearfield Hospital also offers imaging services, ultrasound and other types of outpatient testing, including electrocardiograms and Holter monitoring, at the Philipsburg clinic. In addition, Clearfield Hospital provides care at the Moshannon Valley Surgical Clinic, Moshannon Valley Orthopedics and Nittany Hospice, all in the Peebles Plaza. Clearfield Hospital also offers Nittany Home Health. Nittany Home Health and Nittany Hospice cover all of Centre County.

GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM

Facility type: nonprofit health system and secondary referral center

Address/phone: 100 N. Academy Ave. Danville, PA 17822; 800-275-6401; www.geisinger.org

CEO/president: Dr. Glenn Steele Jr.

Beds: total of 1,638 in Geisinger Health System, including beds at Geisinger Medical Center, Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Janet Weis Children’s Hospital; Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and Marworth Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Center

Staff: 15,500 employees including 1,070 physicians and scientists, 515 fellows, 3,518 nurses and 13,143 nonphysicians and scientists.

Medical specialties: all aspects of medical care.

Local facilities:

•  Geisinger Bellefonte, 819 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA 16823; 355-9743



•  Geisinger Careworks Walk-In Clinic, 1630 N. Atherton St., Best Buy Plaza, State College, PA 16803, 238-1279



•  Geisinger Ear Nose & Throat, 611 University Drive, State College, PA 16801, 234-7280



•  Geisinger Grays Woods, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda, PA 16870, 272-7200



•  Geisinger Patton Forest, 2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D, State College, PA 16801, 231-6271



•  Geisinger Philipsburg, 210 Medical Center Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866, 342-8020



•  Geisinger Scenery Park, 200 Scenery Drive, State College, PA 16801, 231-4560



Other major facilities: Geisinger Medical Center — including the Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Danville (485 beds); Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre (274 beds, including 20 inpatient rehabilitation beds at GWV’s South Wilkes-Barre campus) and Marworth Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment Center, Waverly (91 beds).

HEALTHSOUTH NITTANY VALLEY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

Facility type: inpatient rehabilitation hospital with three area outpatient rehabilitation clinics.

Parent company: HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala.

Address/phone: 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, PA 16823; 359-3421; www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com

CEO: Susan Hartman

Medical director: Dr. Richard Allatt

Beds: 73

Staff: 200 employees

Medical specialties: physiatry and rehabilitation. Therapies include physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as respiratory therapy for patients recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy are provided, as well as psychology and nutritional services. Rehabilitation is provided for: stroke recovery, Parkinson’s disease; amputation; brain injury; neurological disorders; spinal cord dysfunction; hip fractures; arthritis; burns; cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation; industrial injuries; orthopedic conditions; joint replacements; and pain management.

HealthSouth holds four Joint Commission Disease-Specific care certifications in stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and heart failure.

THE MEADOWS/UNIVERSAL COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Facility type: for-profit integrated behavioral health care delivery system

Parent company: Universal Health Services Inc.

Address/phone: 132 The Meadows Drive, Centre Hall, PA 16828; 364-2161, www.themeadowns.net

CEO: Jeff Herman

Beds: 105

Staff: 545

Medical specialties: behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults. Care levels include acute-inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, peer support services for adults and family based mental health services for children and adults.

WrapAround Services is a publicly funded program through which adolescents receive one-on-one therapy to help deal with mental health issues such as depression, behavioral problems and family dysfunction. The hospital accepts referrals and committals, including self-committals.

MEDEXPRESS URGENT CARE

Facility type: Multi-service clinic offering treatment of non life-threatening medical issues.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Address/phone: 1613 N. Atherton St., Suite B, State College, PA 16803, 238-1066, www.medexpress.com

Specialties: Urgent care.

MOUNT NITTANY HEALTH

Type of facility: Acute-care facility

Address/phone: 1800 E. Park Ave., State College, PA 16803; 814-231-7000; www.mountnittany.org

CEO/president: Steven E. Brown, FACHE

Beds: 260

Staff: 2,168 employees, including a medical staff of more than 250 physicians representing 42 specialties and subspecialties.

Mount Nittany Health is dedicated to the health and wellness of Centre County and the surrounding regions, offering medical, surgical, emergency, outpatient, diagnostic and cancer care services. Specialties and services at the medical center include, but are not limited to, interventional cardiology, digital mammography, maternity, vascular surgery, wound care services, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, hospitalist program, neurosurgery, pain management, sleep medicine, orthopedics services, diabetes foot clinic and medical care, as well as inpatient care and medical, surgical, emergency medicine, outpatient, diagnostic and cancer care services.

MOUNT NITTANY PHYSICIAN GROUP

Type of facility: primary care and specialty care physician services, mountnittany.org/mount-nittany-physician-group

Medical director: Anthony Cardell, M.D.

Staff: More than 100 providers and nearly 250 support staff

The Mount Nittany Physician Group provides primary and specialty care to Centre County and the surrounding region at 15 locations in the region. Specialty care includes pulmonary medicine, allergy and immunology, sleep medicine, oncology, nephrology, pediatric oncology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, endocrinology, neurology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, general and vascular surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, family medicine, pain management, urology and wound care.

NITTANY URGENT CARE

Facility type: Multi-service clinic offering treatment of non life-threatening medical issues.

Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Address/phone: 2615 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801, 308-8155, www.advancedurgentcare.us/state-college

Specialties: Urgent care.

PENN STATE MILTON S. HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER

Facility type: nonprofit college of medicine, including an academic medical center and a children’s hospital.

Address/phone: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033; 800-243-1455; www.pennstatehershey.org

CEO/dean: A. Craig Hillemeier

Beds: 551

Staff: more than 9,000 employees, including approximately 900 physicians and other providers, 565 clinical residents and fellows and 2,146 nurses.

Medical specialties: All aspects of medical care. A leader in medical and scientific research and has been named one of the top heart and intensive care hospitals in the country.

PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL GROUP — STATE COLLEGE

Facility types: multispecialty outpatient clinics

Vice Dean for the University Park regional campus: Kevin Black

Administrative director: Steve Speece

Staff: more than 200 employees, including more than 50 physicians

Address: PennStateHershey.org/statecollege

PENN STATE HERSHEY CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP

Address/phone: 1800 East Park Ave., Entrance E, Level 1, State College;231-7800

Medical specialties: oncology, hematology

PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL GROUP — BENNER PIKE

Address: 303 Benner Pike, Suite 1, State College

Phones: Heart and vascular: 272-5660; lab: 272-5680

Medical specialties: laboratory, cardiology, family medicine and vascular surgery

PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL GROUP — COLONNADE AND ENDOSCOPY CENTER

Address/phone: 32 Colonnade Way, State College, PA 16803; 272-4445

Medical specialties: acupuncture, colorectal surgery, dermatology, family medicine and gastroenterology

PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL GROUP — PARK AVENUE

Address/phone: 1850 E. Park Ave., Suite 312, State College, PA 16803; 235-2480

Medical specialty: family medicine, laboratory and neurology

PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL GROUP — WINDMERE CENTRE

Address/phone: 476 Rolling Ridge Drive, Suite 101, State College, PA 16801; 689-4980

Medical specialties: family medicine, adolescent Medicine (eating disorders), pediatric allergy, pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology, pediatric rheumatology and holistic medicine

PENN STATE HERSHEY BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE (HOME TO PENN STATE SPORTS MEDICINE) AND PENN STATE HERSHEY NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE — STATE COLLEGE

Address/phone: 1850 E. Park Ave., Suite 112, State College, PA 16803; 865-3566

Medical specialties: neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatric orthopedics, physical therapy and sports medicine.

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES

Facility type: on-campus health center providing outpatient services to Penn State students. Pharmacy open to Penn State students, staff and retirees.

Address/phone: Student Health Center, Eisenhower Road, University Park, PA 16802; appointments, 863-0774 or online at www.sa.psu.edu/uhs; 863-4463 (advice nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

Director: Dr. Margaret E. Spear

Beds: outpatient only

Staff: 100-plus, including 25 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Medical specialties: general medicine; urgent care; women’s health; men’s preventative health; immunizations and allergy injections; physical therapy; health promotion and wellness.

Hours: During fall and spring semesters, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Open Saturday for urgent care only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pharmacy: main floor of student health center; open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; during the fall and spring semesters, the pharmacy also is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

611 OPEN MRI-CT

Facility type: outpatient radiology imaging center

Address/phone: 611 University Drive, State College, PA 16801, 800-624-6100; 2950 Fairway Drive, Altoona, PA 16602, 800-397-9611: www.611mri.com

CEO: Thomas Mueller

Specialties: Provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and interpretation, offering: MRI, open MRI, CT, ultrasound, bone densitometry, X-ray and fluoroscopy. On-site radiologists are board certified and are trained in musculoskeletal imaging.

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