Hamilton Health Center to Manage FamilyCare Millersburg
MILLERSBURG, PA – (May 20, 2019) – UPMC Pinnacle will transfer ownership of FamilyCare Millersburg to Hamilton Health Center effective Aug. 1, 2019. UPMC Pinnacle will continue to provide outpatient imaging and laboratory services at this location.
“By transitioning this practice to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) community health center, Hamilton Health Center will offer the Millersburg community increased access to primary care services by accepting more insurances,” stated Robert Nielsen, MD, senior vice president and president, PinnacleHealth Medical Group. “Primary care is an extremely important service for adults as these visits can help identify and possibly stop a potential health emergency or the development of chronic illness.”
Hamilton Health Center provides preventive medical, dental, and behavioral primary health care and treatment to patients of all ages, regardless of their income status. The practice will be renamed Hamilton Family Care at Millersburg and will be Hamilton Health’s seventh primary care location in central Pennsylvania.
“The welcoming of Family Care Millersburg to Hamilton Health Center will enable more Northern Dauphin County patients to access primary care, regardless of insurance status, in an effort to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for all residents,” stated Jeannine Peterson, CEO, Hamilton Health Center.
Dauphin County Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III, who oversees the county’s Northern Dauphin Human Services, agreed and said the transition ties in with the community-based “Valley Strong” initiative.
“We’re excited about this partnership and the opportunity to improve access to affordable, high quality healthcare in northern Dauphin,” said Hartwick.
All employees will become employees of Hamilton Health Center. Providers Sheldon Lebovitz, DO, Meghan Castagnero, PA-C, Victoria Feidt, CRNP, and Christine Hutchison, CRNP, and support staff will remain on staff, providing high-quality medical services to the community.
“We share the same goal: to keep children and families healthy and resilient,” said Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries.
FamilyCare Millersburg is located at 1000 Evelyn Drive, Millersburg. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (first and third Saturday each month). To schedule an appointment, call 717-692-4761.
A $20 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 87,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.