Our Providers

 

Cardiologists

Intensivists

Nurse Practitioners

 

Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Vascular & Endovascular Surgeons

Vascular Radiologists

Heart Anesthesiologists

Vascular Anesthesiologists

Physician Assistants

 

Patti Wengert, MHA, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing and HVI Operations

Whitney Staub-Juergens, MSN, RN, CCRN, CRNP
Nurse Manager, Heart and Vascular Critical Care Unit 

Julie Werner, RN, BS, PCCN
Nurse Manager, Heart and Vascular Progressive Care Unit

Brenda Eckert, BSN, RN, BC, CMSRN
Nurse Manager, Invasive Heart and Vascular Services

Carol Dziedzina, RN, BSN, CCRN
Clinical Head Nurse, Heart and Vascular Critical Care Unit 

Robert Evans, RN, BSN, CCRN
Clinical Head Nurse, Heart and Vascular Critical Care Unit

Katie Tafoya, RN, BSN, CCRN
Clinical Head Nurse, Heart and Vascular Critical Care Unit

Ruth Ulmer, RN, BSN, PCCN
Clinical Head Nurse, Heart and Vascular Progressive Care Unit 

Karen Vakkas, Rn, MA, CCRN
Clinical Head Nurse, HVI Outpatient Care and HVI Outpatient Unit

Renee Warthman, RN
Clinical Head Nurse, Heart and Vascular Progressive Care Unit

Jackie Gordon, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Heart and Vascular Institute

Trish Gadberry, RN, MSN, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Educator, Heart and Vascular Institute

Debra Garcia
Practice Site Manager, I.O. Silver Cardiovascular Clinic

Patricia Williams-Forgenie, RN
Senior Attending Nurse, I.O. Silver Cardiovascular Clinic

Sheila Crosson
Practice Site Manager, Nyes Road Clinic

Christina Jones, BSN, RN
Attending Nurse, Nyes Road Clinic

Terra Brown, BSN, RN
Attending Nurse, Nyes Road Clinic

Sylvia Larson, RN
Attending Nurse, Nyes Road Clinic

Emilie Julian, RN
Attending Nurse, Nyes Road Clinic 

 

Christopher L. LaCoe, DBA, RN, FACHE, Administrator

Patti Wengert, MHA, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing and HVI Operations

Holly Roush, RN, MSN, CCRN, Practice Director

Diane Kupstas, BS, CCT, Clinical Program Manager, Diagnostic Non-Invasive Cardiology Services

Wendy Wilkinson Parmelee, MSN, Coordinator, Cardiac Rehab & Wellness

Robert Steckbeck, RN, BSc, IT Coordinator

 


 

For insurance and patient billing issues relating to services at Penn State Hershey Medical Center,  please call:

Patient Financial Services

  • 717-531-5069 or
  • 1-800-254-2619

 

Heart and Vascular Institute Clinical Research

Dena Jefferson, RN, BSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Specialist
Office Phone: (717) 531-5967
Fax: (717) 531-1791

Cheryl Blaha, RN, BSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Office Phone: (717) 531-1605
Fax: (717) 531-1791

Kevin Gardner Jr., RN, BSN
Clinical Research Coordinator
Office Phone: (717) 531-6508
Fax: (717) 531-1791

Aimee Cauffman, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Coordinator
Office Phone: (717) 531-1617
Fax: (717) 531-1791

Todd Nicklas, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Coordinator
Office Phone: (717) 531-5966
Fax: (717) 531-1791 

LaDora Field, RCT
Clinical Research Associate
Office Phone: (717) 531-1468
Fax: (717) 531-1791  

Katie Loffredo
Clinical Research Associate
Office Phone: (717) 531-1452
Fax: (717) 531-1791