Published: 10/21/2013

Talk with the Doc: Joint Experts Discuss Replacements and How They Improve Lives

With over 3,300 total joint replacements done at Evangelical Community Hospital, SUN Orthopaedic Group and Evangelical’s Center for Orthopaedics’ joint specialists know what they’re talking about. Now they’re talking to you with a FREE discussion focused on the benefits of total joint replacement.
A Talk with the Doc discussion focused on total joint replacement will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of the Evangelical Dining Room. A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 pm with the talk starting at 6:30 pm.
The discussion, presented by a panel of experts from SUN Orthopaedic Group including:  Brian Batman, MD, Charles Cole Jr., MD, and Thomas Dominick, MD joined by Pamela Harpster, RN, Team Leader of Evangelical’s Joint Replacement Program, will speak to hip, knee, and shoulder replacement procedures.
With joint replacement procedures being done in Evangelical’s state of the art operating rooms with the latest technology, having a total joint replacement can resolve chronic joint pain with a short hospital stay followed by physical therapy.
The panel discussion is an opportunity to learn what is involved in a total joint replacement, what is expected of patients for a successful recovery, and when it’s time to decide a joint replacement is right for more enjoyable living. There will be a question and answer period. Tours of the Center for Orthopaedics at Evangelical will be given following the discussion.
The event is open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling (570) 768-3200 or online at
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 1,300 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.