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March 2016 NewsFlash

Pocono Medical Center’s Occupational Medicine Program Grows to Become Most Comprehensive Provider in the Region with New Physician Leadership


Pocono Medical Center’s Occupational Medicine Program Grows to Become Most Comprehensive Provider in the Region with New Physician Leadership
As Monroe County’s third-largest employer with over 2,000 staff employees, Pocono Medical Center recognizes the importance of providing health and wellness access for employees. With the addition of Dr. Pete Obeng, Pocono Medical Center’s Occupational Medicine Program serves as a true advocate of enriching the lives of the working population of Monroe County.

“The Occupational Medicine Physician has the unique responsibility of restoring function to injured workers and at the same time remaining vigilant against fraud and abuse of the workers compensation system. A great day at the office is when an injured employee or worker has been restored to full work capacity, the employer has maintained productivity, and my team and I have done our best to provide high quality and cost effective care. The Occupational Medicine Department is here to provide services that will positively impact the health and productivity of this community, and I am excited to play a small part in that goal,” said Dr. Obeng.

Before joining Pocono Medical Center, Dr. Pete Obeng served as Medical Director of Occupational Medicine at U.S. Healthworks in Reading, Pennsylvania. He joins Pocono Medical Center backed by a wealth of professional experience while serving our nation’s finest as a primary care provider for over 1,000 soldiers in the Battalion Surgeon, 82nd Airborne Division for the U.S. Army in Iraq as well as a Quality Assurance Officer for the U.S. Army in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Pocono Medical Center’s Occupational Medicine Program is focused on providing access to health and wellness from pre-employment physicals and health screenings to work-injury treatment for all local employers to ensure quality care throughout the community. Currently, the Occupational Medicine Program oversees the health of over 350 local businesses, which results in over 1,900 employees. “With Dr. Obeng’s addition, our Occupational Medicine Program offers a robust, comprehensive service to local employers with the potential to create a happier, healthier work environment for Monroe County,” said Heidi Signore Primary Care Practice Administrator at Pocono Medical Center.

Pocono Medical Center has served the Pocono Mountain region for over 100 years, marking it as one of Monroe County’s largest employers with more than 230 physicians and now over 2,000 staff employees. Pocono Medical Center has three comprehensive healthcare centers located in Bartonsville, Tobyhanna, and Brodheadsville each offering imaging and lab services. In addition, Pocono Medical Center has 19 primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region. Pocono Medical Center offers a full continuum of care from clinical and acute care services to specialized services ranging from endocrinology, neonatology and perinatology to pulmonary, neurology, bariatric, general, orthopedic, and even minimally-invasive surgery with our da Vinci® robotic surgery. Homecare and hospice services are also available through the Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse and Hospice. U.S. News & World Report recently named Pocono Medical Center among the top 10% of hospitals in Pennsylvania and as a Best Regional Hospital including two High-Performing Hospital recognitions in both heart failure and heart bypass surgery. Pocono Medical Center’s ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute offers a full breadth and depth of cardiovascular services, including diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiac angioplasty, open-heart surgery, and minimally invasive heart procedures as well as vascular surgery and cardiac rehabilitation services. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center offers a variety of treatments and alternatives, including state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment and medical and radiation oncology. Pocono Medical Center is a designated, accredited Primary Stroke Center providing stroke care via telemedicine. In addition to Pocono Medical Center serving as one of the busiest emergency departments in the state, it is also the only fully-accredited Level III Trauma Center in the Commonwealth as well as the sole Trauma Center program for all of Monroe County and its surrounding communities. For more information or to learn more, please visit our website at poconohealthsystem.org, or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/poconomedicalcenter.

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Pocono Medical Center Goes Gold Earning ACR Accreditation in Three Modalities

Pocono Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine with the addition of Pocono Medical Center’s Bartonsville Healthcare Center awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Pocono Medical Center’s comprehensive facilities located conveniently throughout the region offer complete access to quality imaging services. The Bartonsville Healthcare Center is fully equipped with access to full MRI capabilities and CT scan including recent recognition from ACR as an ACR Designated Breast Center of Excellence. “These quality recognitions from the American College of Radiology are true measurements of the high standards our staff and employees uphold. Achievements like these ensure that excellent care is delivered throughout all of Pocono Medical Center’s facilities and imaging services,” said James Miller, BA, RTR(CV), CRA, Director of Radiology Services at Pocono Medical Center.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

“These distinct accreditations represent the commitment we have to our patients and the community to ensure we are providing the highest level of quality care through advanced medical technologies,” said Elizabeth Wise, RN, MSN, MBA, DrNP (c), NEA-BC, CENP, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer at Pocono Medical Center.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Pocono Medical Center has served the Pocono Mountain region for over 100 years, marking it as one of Monroe County’s largest employers with more than 230 physicians and now over 2,000 staff employees. Pocono Medical Center has three comprehensive healthcare centers located in Bartonsville, Tobyhanna, and Brodheadsville each offering imaging and lab services. In addition, Pocono Medical Center has 19 primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region. Pocono Medical Center offers a full continuum of care from clinical and acute care services to specialized services ranging from endocrinology, neonatology and perinatology to pulmonary, neurology, bariatric, general, orthopedic, and even minimally-invasive surgery with our da Vinci® robotic surgery. Homecare and hospice services are also available through the Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse and Hospice. U.S. News & World Report recently named Pocono Medical Center among the top 10% of hospitals in Pennsylvania and as a Best Regional Hospital including two High-Performing Hospital recognitions in both heart failure and heart bypass surgery. Pocono Medical Center’s ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute offers a full breadth and depth of cardiovascular services, including diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiac angioplasty, open-heart surgery, and minimally invasive heart procedures as well as vascular surgery and cardiac rehabilitation services. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center offers a variety of treatments and alternatives, including state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment and medical and radiation oncology. Pocono Medical Center is a designated, accredited Primary Stroke Center providing stroke care via telemedicine. In addition to Pocono Medical Center serving as one of the busiest emergency departments in the state, it is also the only fully-accredited Level III Trauma Center in the Commonwealth as well as the sole Trauma Center program for all of Monroe County and its surrounding communities. For more information or to learn more, please visit our website at poconohealthsystem.org, or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/poconomedicalcenter.




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