Most Americans believe that it is important to talk about end of life, but few actually do it. The inevitable is inevitable and that is the focus of a game about living and dying well, called “Hello,” that will be hosted at Penn State Health St. Joseph April 19th.
Penn State Health St. Joseph to expand presence into Western Berks County Robesonia facility will open May 15th with family medicine, outpatient services
Reading, Pa., March 20, 2017 – Penn State Health St. Joseph will open its newest satellite location for physicians and outpatient services in Robesonia on May 15th. The health system will occupy the site of the former Giannotti’s Italian Kitchen restaurant at 410 E. Penn Avenue, Robesonia. The facility, currently undergoing renovations, is located across from Conrad Weiser High School.
The Commonwealth Primary Care group-with physician practices in Fleetwood, Oley and Exeter-will become members of the Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Group on February 1, 2017.
President of Commonwealth Primary Care (CPC), Dr. Robert Hippert, said joining Penn State Health St. Joseph will offer the practice’s nearly 15,000 patients access to the nationally ranked resources of Penn State Health, and also bring the practice additional operating expertise.
Charlotte Moyer had no fears about getting a new heart procedure at Penn State Health St. Joseph.
The 71-year-old St. Lawrence resident had bigger fears about having a stroke.
“I decided to have it done just to be cautious,” Moyer said. “I don’t want to worry about having a blood clot in the head. It was nothing to have it done.”
A patient arrived at Penn State Health St. Joseph early on Election Day for what she thought would be an in-and-out procedure. She planned to stop by her polling place to vote when she was finished, but the procedure turned out to be a bigger deal than she thought and she ended up being admitted to the hospital.
Giorgio Group of Companies has entered into a partnership with Penn State Health St. Joseph for a “doctor’s office on wheels” to provide weekly primary health care services onsite at five Giorgio facilities. The program is part of Giorgio’s larger effort to ensure its employees are maintaining good health, and to create a culture of wellness by providing convenient access to medical care.
Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, has recorded a final tally of $48,800 in net proceeds from the tournament held September 12th. The funds will support the acquisition of new medical equipment and technology at St. Joseph.
Penn State Health St. Joseph has entered into an agreement that will make it easier for participants in Geisinger Health Plan insurance products to get the care they need at any Penn State Health St. Joseph inpatient and outpatient facility, effective Oct. 1, 2016.
Understanding the seriousness of his condition, the patient is understandably anxious and distressed. He is not eating well and has very limited mobility. The patient is nearing the end of options for curative medical treatment, an idea that his family cannot comprehend.
For this patient, palliative care is a sound and viable option.
Penn State St. Joseph’s new concussion program is in place and a center to diagnose and treat concussions will be open on the Bern Township campus in time for the start of fall scholastic sports. Head injuries resulting from participation in sports have been the focus of recent attention in light of increasing awareness of the dangers of concussion in young people. About 3.8 million concussions occur each year as a result of sports and physical activity, according to the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.