February 28, 2019
UPMC Susquehanna Muncy Receives National Recognition for Telehealth
UPMC Susquehanna Muncy recently received national recognition from The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) and the Pennsylvania Flex Program for demonstrating innovative telehealth initiatives to improve population health. The Critical Access Hospital Recognition Certificate was awarded to UPMC Susquehanna Muncy for keeping pace with health care transformation, which is imperative to sustaining access to health services for rural communities.
The Critical Access Hospital Recognition Certificate was established by The Center and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to recognize the excellent work in critical access hospitals (CAHs) and other rural safety net providers throughout the country. The recognition promotes excellence and innovation and honors the achievements and results of rural safety net providers while publicizing successful strategies.
During this round of nominations, three states were chosen for recognition, including Pennsylvania. “The achievement in telehealth initiatives by CAHs is impressive,” stated Sally Buck, chief executive officer, The Center. “It reflects the innovation required to address unique population health needs in Pennsylvania’s rural communities through expansion of technology. Providing services locally benefit the patient, the overall community, and enhance CAH performance outcomes.”
“We’re proud to receive this certificate in recognition of our efforts to provide affordable, high quality health care to residents of eastern Lycoming County,” said Matt McLaughlin, president, UPMC Susquehanna Muncy. “We currently provide several types of telehealth services at Muncy, including telestroke, infectious disease, endocrinology, podiatry, wound care, pharmacy, and neurology, with several additional specialties in process for future patient needs.”