Published: 01/10/2012

Central Susquehanna Surgical Specialists Join Evangelical Community Hospital


LEWISBURG – Evangelical Community Hospital and its Medical Services Organization are pleased to announce that it has acquired the independent practice of Central Susquehanna Surgical Specialists, PC (CSSS). The transfer of ownership of the practice was finalized on January 2, 2012, with surgeons, caregivers and other employees of CSSS joining the Hospital as employees. CSSS comprises the practice of: Gary Ayers, DO; Lisa Ayers, DO, FACS; James Morgan, MD, FACS; Christopher Motto, MD, FACS; Joseph Mucciolo, MD, FACS; Bradley Mudge, DO, FACS; Todd Stefan, MD, FACS, RPVI and John Turner, MD, FACS.

"Expanding the complement of employed physicians to include surgeons aligns with the Hospital's mission and strategic priorities to provide the highest quality surgical care to residents of the Susquehanna Valley region," said Michael N. O'Keefe, President & CEO.  "We look forward to our continued work with these highly skilled surgeons and their staff, and welcome them as fellow employees."

Surgical specialties include: vascular, breast, bariatric, wound care, colonoscopies, hernia repair, general surgery and ear, nose and throat. The practice also offers comprehensive audiology services, including hearing aids, and hearing protection solutions.

The Hospital will open eight new ultra modern operating rooms in July 2012 as part of the $32 million surgical and cardiovascular construction project. The new surgical suite will provide patients even greater access to life-saving care close to home. At a time when some hospitals are struggling financially, Evangelical Community Hospital is investing in its physicians, facilities, and caregivers by taking a leading role in meeting the highest standards for surgical treatment.

The surgeons have joined Evangelical Medical Services Organization (EMSO), which is the employed physician network at Evangelical Community Hospital. The practice’s new name will be Surgical Specialists.

It will be a seamless transition. Patients can expect uninterrupted access to the surgeons and providers with whom they currently have relationships.

To make an appointment, please call 570-523-3290.

For more information on this release, please contact:
Annmarie Poslock
Director of Marketing & PR