eNewsletter - News and Notes

New Faculty Join Penn State Hershey

  • Amanda B. Cooper, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology – August 2014
  • Matthew Evans, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology  
  • Jessyka G. Lighthall, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery – August 2014
  • Muhammad Mir, M.D., F.A.C.P., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • Neil Palmisiano, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology  
  • Rudranath Talukdar, M.D., Hospitalist, Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • Matthew D. Taylor, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
  • Kristine L. Widders, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology (Breast) – September 2014

CenterStage visual artist influences well-being and healing for patientsCenter Stage

Betsy Blyler, visual artist with Center Stage—the Medical Center's arts in healthcare program that aims to bring uplifting cheer and pleasant distraction through the arts in many forms—paints with patient Tim Callahan. Blyler paints throughout the workday, and invites anyone to become an artist with her in this process. The covered bridge scene pictured above can be found in the seventh floor rotunda. Patients, family members and staff have been seen picking up a brush to add a rock or some water. Click here to learn more about Center Stage or e-mail CenterStage@hmc.psu.edu.

Employee Service Recognition

Congratulations to the following employees for completing five, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, and thirty-five years of service with the Medical Center and College of Medicine during calendar year 2013.

35 Years

  • Kim Leitzel

25 Years

  • Christopher Ehmann, M.D.
  • Maria Hughes

20 Years

  • Debbie Reb

15 Years

  • Maria Baker, Ph.D.
  • Robert Hamilton, M.D.

10 Years

  • Eugenia Bartolome
  • Debbie Donnald, RN
  • Henry Wagner, M.D.

5 Years

  • Ayodele Ayoola, M.D.
  • Colleen Kelley
  • Alexandra Kirkwood
  • Rachel Pennell
  • Shellie Reigel
  • Shawn Rice