UPMC Susquehanna (112)

UPMC Susquehanna, previously known as Susquehanna Health, is an integrated Healthcare System that joined the University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC) family of hospitals in 2016. UPMC Susquehanna is a northcentral Pennsylvania based health system that serves as the flagship and referral center for its’s sister hospitals. These include UPMC Cole, UPMC Susquehanna Divine Providence Hospital, Lock Haven, Muncy, Soldiers and Sailors, and Sunbury hospitals. UPMC Susquehanna serves patients from a 12-county region, these counties being Lycoming, Tioga, Sullivan, Potter, Bradford, Clinton, Centre, Union, Northumberland, Columbia, Snyder and Montour,  and has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. Additionally, UPMC Susquehanna operates the Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medicine Ground Fleet and provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Through the modernization of UPMC Susquehanna, the facility has decided to peruse Adult Trauma II Center designation and thus has seen an increase in the surgical capabilities by providing 24/7 in-house Emergency General Surgery coverage by the Critical Care Surgeons. UPMC Susquehanna is looking to confer the benefits that come with Trauma Center designation to the entire hospital, regional health care system and local community. The Acute Care Surgeons provide 24/7 in-house coverage and take direction from Dr. Andrew Peitzman, the UPMC System Chairman for Trauma and an international leader in trauma care with an established record of success with trauma center development. With a dedicated trauma program manager, medical director, injury prevention coordinator, educator, dedicated trauma social worker, and performance improvement coordinator, rigorous community injury prevention programs, nursing education, and  performance improvement processes, are being established to ensure that high quality care is being delivered consistently and to constantly refine what care provided through a multidisciplinary approach.

Additionally, in October, UPMC and UPMC Susquehanna shared another step in our journey to trauma accreditation by debuting innovated construction plans to advance our critical care medicine and modernize our physical medicine and rehabilitation services through a new four-story center of excellence at UPMC Susquehanna. This $100 million addition to the hospital will create the infrastructure needed to support the advanced life-saving and rehabilitative services needed to provide full trauma care onsite. This announcement reflects both UPMC’s and UPMC Susquehanna’s commitment to extending life-changing medicine to this region. Plans to start construction are set for early 2019.

We look forward to the next milestones to Adult Trauma II accreditation as our vision is to provide optimal trauma care within our community and improve patient outcomes in this underserved region.

Our Mission is to extend God’s healing love by providing outstanding patient care and shaping tomorrow’s health care through clinical and technological innovation and education.

Our Vision

To create an integrated community health system that delivers world class care.

Our Values are to carefully place our patients and their families first, share ownership with all caregivers and lead with a servant’s heart.

TSN Coordinator

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