July 2010

St. Joseph Expands Partnership with Penn State Hershey

Reading, PA

St. Joseph Regional Health Network will provide increased access to pediatric specialty care and enhanced cancer services through a growing partnership with Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System. On July 5, Penn State Hershey opened the new Penn State Hershey Medical Group at St. Joseph Medical Center, located on the St. Joseph campus. By fall, approximately two dozen Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital physicians will be available to see patients at the St. Joseph site, Monday through Friday, on a rotating basis. The Penn State Hershey physicians practice in 15 pediatric specialties and sub-specialties, including pediatric neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopedics, hematology/oncology and infectious disease. In addition, a full-time radiation oncologist from Penn State Hershey will begin seeing adult patients at St. Joseph's Cancer Center. Penn State Hershey and St. Joseph are already collaborating on care of stroke patients through real-time consultation. For more information, contact Michael Jupina, michaeljupina@catholichealth.net.