Gov. Tom Corbett has nominated Holy Spirit Hospital physician adviser Dr. Carrie DeLone as the state's Physician General in the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
In that role, DeLone, 55, of Camp Hill, would advise the governor and the secretary of health on all medical and public health-related issues. She would be responsible for reviewing professional standards and practices in medicine and public health, as well as overseeing the department's disease prevention and control efforts.
"Dr. DeLone is a well-respected physician advisor with more than 20 years of clinical experience,'' Corbett said in a news release. "I am confident in her abilities and knowledge to provide invaluable public health counsel."
DeLone is a board-certified general internist and holds a bachelor's degree from Villanova University, a master's degree from Georgetown University and a medical degree from Temple University. At Holy Spirit, she is the liaison between hospital administrators and physicians.
"I want to thank Governor Corbett for this incredible opportunity," DeLone said. "I believe there is no greater honor than serving the public, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to monitor and address the health needs of all Pennsylvanians."
The position of Physician General was created in 1996 under Act 87 and requires confirmation by the Pennsylvania Senate. The Physician General also serves as a voting member of the State Board of Medicine and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.