Published: 11/07/2013

Evangelical Community Hospital Names Leaders for Departments of Surgery and Medicine

Evangelical Community Hospital recently named new leadership for the Departments of Surgery and Medicine for the 2013-2015 term.
 
The chairs and vice-chairs are elected by their medical peers to oversee departmental implementation of actions taken by Evangelical’s Medical Staff. They are responsible for recommending to the Medical Staff the criteria for clinical privileges in the department and clinical privileges for each member of the department. Their primary responsibility is assuring quality, safety, and appropriateness of care for patients of the surgical and medical departments.
 
Department of Surgery

 

Thomas Martin, MD, has been named the Chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Martin is a member of the SUN Orthopaedic Group surgical team. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in general orthopaedics and shoulder replacements. 

 

 

 

Matthew Reish, MD, was named Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery.  Dr. Reish is also a member of the SUN Orthopaedic Group surgical team, he is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in sports medicine and shoulder replacements.
 

 

Department of Medicine

 

James Patterson, MD, Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine at Evangelical, has been named Chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Patterson is a board certified family physician and practices at Evangelical Family Medicine in Lewisburg.
 

 

 

Kathryn Giorgini, DO, a Hospitalist at Evangelical, has been named Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Giorgini provides care for patients of all ages and has specialized training in hospice care and palliative medicine.
 

 

Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
 
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,460 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.