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Health Care: Hospitals and treatment facilities

Dental Hygenist Jennifer Troutman and dentist Ron Brungo give Camryn Shipe, 9, a cleaning during Centre Volunteers in Medicine’s Give Kids a Smile day in April 2015.
Dental Hygenist Jennifer Troutman and dentist Ron Brungo give Camryn Shipe, 9, a cleaning during Centre Volunteers in Medicine’s Give Kids a Smile day in April 2015. CDT file photo

Centre County has Mount Nittany Health, which oversees 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 551-bed Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, 545-bed Geisinger Medical Center in Danville or 380-bed UPMC Altoona.

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.

CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP

Facility type: partnership of Mount Nittany Health and Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute providing outpatient care for hematology, medical oncology and infusion services.

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

Medical specialties: oncology, hematology

CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Facility type: on-campus student counseling center providing mental health services to Penn State students.

Address/phone: 501 Student Health Center, Eisenhower Road, University Park, PA 16802; 863-0395

Director: Dr. Dennis Heitzmann

Beds: outpatient only for students only.

Staff: 25 including licensed mental health professionals and advanced doctoral students under supervision by senior staff.

Medical specialties: college counseling center providing initial consultations, crisis intervention, short-term individual and couples counseling, 25 therapy groups per semester and psychiatric services. CAPS services are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, and the American Psychological Association has approved the pre-doctoral internship.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for new clients.

CENTRE VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

Facility type: nonprofit clinic that provides free primary and preventive medical and dental care 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: Seventeen full- and part-time staff. Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers and other licensed clinicians who volunteer their time.

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.

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Other major facilities: Geisinger Medical Center — including the Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Danville (380 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.

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: 190 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.

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.themeadows.com

CEO: Jeff Herman

Beds: 107

Staff: 325

Medical specialties: behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults. Care levels include acute-inpatient and outpatient services, including therapy and medication management for children and adults

MEDEXPRESS URGENT CARE

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

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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

Specialties: Urgent care.

MOUNT NITTANY HEALTH/MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER

Type of facility: Acute-care facility

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

CEO/president: Steve Brown

Beds: 260

Staff: 2,300 employees, including a medical staff of more than 220 physicians representing more than 40 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. 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

Specialties: Urgent care.

PENN HIGHLANDS CLEARFIELD

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.phhealthcare.org

CEO/president: Gary Macioce

Penn Highlands Healthcare provides medical care in Philipsburg at its facility located in the Peebles Plaza. Offered at the location are primary care, surgical services, orthopedic services, outpatient diagnostic testing and ophthalmology.

Under construction, and opening in the fall, is the Moshannon Valley Community Medical Building — a 23,000-square-foot-building on 7 acres near the intersection of North Front and Railroad streets in Rush Township.

The medical facility will be the new home of the Penn Highlands Healthcare Philipsburg facility. Among the new services planned are a walk-in clinic, digital mammography and bone mineral density testing. A docking area will provide the opportunity for mobile health care services.

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: Dr. Harold L. Paz

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

Staff: 190 employees, including about 50 physicians

Address: PennStateHershey.org/statecollege

PENN STATE HERSHEY MEDICAL GROUP — BENNER PIKE

Address: 303 Benner Pike, Suite 1, State College

Phones: 272-5680 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

UPMC ALTOONA

Facility type: nonprofit health care system

Address/phone: 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601; 800-946-1902; 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: UPMC Altoona and UPMC Altoona Station Medical Center outpatient facility, in Altoona.

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).

Clinical director: Dr. Evan Pattishall

Beds: outpatient only

Staff: more than 100, 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, Suite 118, State College, PA 16801, 234-2600, 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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