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John Spychalski, the Centre Area Transportation Authority’s board chairman, earned the American Public Transportation Association Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member Award at a ceremony in San Francisco.

Spychalski has been a member of the CATA board of directors since 1980 and chairman since 2002 as the appointed representative for Ferguson Township. The award is presented annually to a transit board member in North America who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to their local transit system and the industry in general.

Mount Nittany Health promoted Angela Urban to be in the Mount Nittany Physician Group’s hospitalist program.

Urban earned a bachelor’s degree in life sciences at Penn State and a master’s of physician assistant practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Ill. She has worked in the emergency department at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Mount Nittany Health hired Mary Dell as system director for clinical innovation to the quality department.

Dell worked at Highmark, where she was the clinical transformation consultant and managed multiple entities throughout central Pennsylvania related to pay-for-performance programs. She will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the patient experience, the health of populations and to reduce the per capita cost of health care.

Mount Nittany Health hired Jennifer Patterson to Mount Nittany Physician Group Infectious Disease.

After completing her fellowship in infectious disease at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., Patterson worked at Mercy Suburban Hospital, where she has been an attending physician for six years.

South Hills School of Business & Technology announced that Stephanie Wilson, an instructor in the diagnostic medical sonography program, was honored as a fellow by the Society of Vascular Ultrasound.

Wilson worked as a vascular sonographer at the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey and joined South Hills’ ultrasound faculty in 2005. She has been a member of the SVU board of directors since 2012.