Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health 

Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

Evangelical’s Center for Breast Health is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care center that provides innovative, integrated, high quality care delivered in an atmosphere designed with women in mind.

The team includes dedicated breast surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, a nurse practitioner, a breast health nurse specialist, certified mammographers, certified navigators, and dedicated support staff.

The Centers team of experts offers a full-spectrum of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling, all housed in one location.

Our Mission:

At the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health our team realizes that breast cancer is the most personal of all cancers, affecting the entire family. We also recognize that even though breast cancer has one of the most favorable survival rates of all cancers, success is dependent on early detection, identification and management of patients at high risk, image guidance, minimally invasive diagnostics, and care management. Our multidisciplinary care management team brings to each patient the benefit of specialty care and expertise that strives to offer complete care of the physical and emotional issues in an environment that is competent, comprehensive, and compassionate about patient needs. 

Meet Our Team

Physicians & Specialists

John F. Turner, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

    • Medical Education - Eastern Virginia Medical School
    • Internship - Temple University -
      Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
    • Residency - Temple University -
      Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
    • Certification - American Board of Surgery
    • Fellow - American College of Surgeons
    • Member - American Society of Breast Surgeons, certified in stereotactic biopsy and breast ultrasound

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Dr. Turner, a dedicated breast surgeon with over 24 years of surgical experience, is central to the Center for Breast Health. Instrumental in the development of the Center, his focus and passion is on providing patients with the highest standard of care, challenging the team to benchmark itself against breast centers all across the country.

Dr. Turner has dedicated his career to fighting breast cancer, one of the most survivable cancers when managed appropriately and providing support to not just the patient but taking into consideration how breast cancer can affect the core of the entire family.

Since the center’s inception, Dr. Turner’s Leadership has emphasized early detection, risk assessment and risk management, superior surgical and medical treatment of breast cancer delivered by a multidisciplinary team of providers, and the availability of cutting edge technology such as breast MRI, minimally invasive breast biopsy techniques, and automated breast ultrasound.

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Bradley J. Mudge, DO, FACS

Breast Surgeon

  • Medical Education - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship - Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Residency - Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Certification - American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow - American College of Surgeons
  • Member - American Society of Breast Surgeons, certified in stereotactic biopsy and breast ultrasound.

Dr. Mudge is an experienced general surgeon of Evangelical Surgical Specialists who handles many surgical specialty areas. He is also a crucial member of the Breast Center team as one of their breast surgeons. He cares for patients with a broad range of surgical issues, but has a special interest in breast care management of benign and malignant breast conditions. He brings 10 years of surgical experience to the team.

Dr. Mudge earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University and then earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency training was at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Mudge is actively involved in community activities to educate the public about breast cancer and cancer in general.

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Susan L. Skotleski Krum, MSN, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 

Krum is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, has over 30 years of nursing experience in the field of gynecology, obstetrics, and breast surgical oncology with an emphasis on benign breast disease. She sees new and return patients for breast pain, biopsy results, pre and post-op teaching, and assessment of women at high risk for developing breast cancer.

Krum provides a full-range of care as she collaborates with breast surgeons, radiologists, a nurse navigator, and a clinical psychologist to provide prompt, private, personal, and compassionate care. She encourages women to conduct self-breast exams regularly and to get an annual mammogram. As the manager of the high risk and survivor clinics, she is available to provide evaluation of personal and family history for patients with concerns they are at a high risk for cancer and to continue a line of support as survivors face life after a cancer diagnosis. Her greatest reward in working with patients is being able to reassure them the majority of breast problems are benign or fixable.

Krum received her Registered Nurse degree from Geisinger Medical Center and continued her nursing education receiving her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from College Misericordia, Dallas, PA. In 1986 she became a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner through the program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. She also did post graduate study at Widener University, Philadelphia, Pa., and is nationally certified as a Women’s HealthCare Nurse Practitioner.

Billie Jo Day, RN, BSN, CBPN-IC

Oncology Nurse Navigator & Breast Health Specialist

 

 

 

 

At Evangelical Community Hospital, breast cancer care is very personal, not just for the patient but for the caregivers as well. Nurse navigation is a role being introduced at hospitals throughout the country, but at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health the term and role defines a special element of care that’s been provided for years.

An oncology nurse navigator is an individual who has nursing background and uses that knowledge to bring power to the patient. They serve to guide breast cancer patients through the maze of options for treatment, answer frequent questions related to breast cancer, and serve as a liaison between the patient and their treatment providers. The role is designed to complement the services provided by the physician and in many cases the navigator and the physician work together on a line of care for each individual patient case.

Navigation at the Center for Breast Health further emphasizes Evangelical’s philosophy of care: the patient is not a chart of results but a person, who deserves to feel a caring connection during a difficult time in their life. It is the heart of compassionate care.

As the Breast Center’s nurse navigator, Day takes over at the time of diagnosis and is a resource for the patient and their family as they consider their individual treatment options.

Navigators serve as an advocate for each individual patient and help to calm their fears and anxiety that can accompany a new diagnosis.

Day received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Day has been employed at Evangelical Community Hospital since 1992, where she began her career in the health field as a nursing assistant. For eight years she worked on medical/surgical units, the intensive care, and the emergency department. In May of 2000, she began her journey as a nurse in Evangelical’s newly founded breast center. She received her breast examination training through the Mammatech Corporation© in Gainesville, Florida in June of 2000. She received her Breast Health Specialist Certification through EduCare© in August of 2002. In September of 2010 she became a Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Breast Imaging and Cancer Care through the National Consortium of Breast Centers©.

Amy Keefer, RT (R)(M)(BD), CPBN-I

Imaging Navigator & Imaging Coordinator

At the Center for Breast Health, any patient who has an abnormal mammogram is automatically connected to Keefer, a certified imaging navigator, who guides them through the early stages of breast imaging, either mammogram or ultrasound. She then helps patients with follow-up, any financial concerns, and access to additional imaging or procedures.

Keefer serves as an Imaging Navigator and Coordinator at the Center for Breast Health. She oversees imaging services at the Center and counsels patients with abnormal breast imaging results. As the navigator, she enhances access to breast care, diagnosis, treatment, and education.

Keefer has over 20 progressive years of experience in breast imaging. She is certified in radiology, mammography, bone densitometry, and is a certified breast patient navigator.

Michael P. Hayes, PhD

Pychologist

  • Medical Education - Marywood University
  • Fellow - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  
  • Certificate - Temple University (Family Therapy) 
  • Licenses - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy) 

Dr. Hayes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Master of Science degree in Education from Bucknell University; a Post-master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Temple University; and a Doctorate in Human Development/Psychology in 2003 from Marywood University, Scranton, PA. He completed a Post-doctoral Clinical/Research Fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University – School of Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Hayes is a licensed psychologist and is currently affiliated with Evangelical Community Hospital where he serves as the Survivorship Subcommittee Chair, Survivorship Program Director and EvanCARES Chair. He also serves on the hospital’s Bioethics and Safety Committees. His practice is dedicated to helping patients and families to cope successfully with health-related challenges, including cardiac conditions and cancer among others. In addition, Dr. Hayes provides cognitive-behavioral and health promotion-related treatment for individuals who experience anxiety-, mood- and trauma-related concerns. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association and clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Hayes is active in the local community, founding the Summer SEALS Day Camp program in 2007. He currently serves as the President of the Summer SEALS Board of Directors. He also currently serves on the Board of the Snyder County Coalition for Kids. Dr. Hayes is a former board member (2003-2008) of Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development (SUMCD), Inc. and a past member (2005-2013) and President (2008-2009) of the Selinsgrove Rotary Club.

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Kenneth Jusko, DO

Radiologist

  • Medical Education - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Fellowship - Michigan State University
  • Residency - Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Jusko serves as the Medical Director of Imaging Services for Evangelical Community Hospital. At the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health he interprets screenings, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and breast MRIs.

Jusko received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and served his residency at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jusko completed his fellowship in Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at Michigan State University in 2010.

For Jusko, radiology is the first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer. The radiologists of the Center for Breast Health work closely as a team with the breast surgeons, nurses, and oncologists to care for each person individually based on what is seen on mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs.

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James O'Brien, MD

Radiologist

  • Medical Education - University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency - Geisinger Medical Center
  • Certification - American Board of Radiology

Dr. O’Brien is a Radiologist at Evangelical Community Hospital’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. He received his Medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and served his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology

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Daniel S. Case, DO

Radiologist

Dr. Case is a radiologist at Evangelical Community Hospital’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. He received his Medical degree from Kansas City University and served his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. 

Michele Heimbach

Surgery Scheduler

Michele schedules and coordinates all surgical appointments necessary for the Center for Breast Health patients. She has an Associate Degree in Business Management and over 20 years of experience in customer service management. Her role is to take away the overwhelming feelings associated with scheduling multiple appointments. Her guidance helps the patient navigate through the journey from diagnosis, to surgery, to after surgical treatment.