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Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute partners with Mount Nittany Health

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Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute has announced that it is partnering with State College-based Mount Nittany Health to create Cancer Care Partnership.

The relationship is intended to provide personalized hematology, medical oncology and infusion services at the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.

“With Mount Nittany Health and Penn State Hershey working together, we are maximizing our relationship to jointly recruit more oncology physicians and specialists to State College and to improve access to cancer treatments for our patients that are fighting a cancer diagnosis,” Janet Schachtner, senior vice president of patient care services at Mount Nittany Health, said in a news release.

Mount Nittany Health, which consists of Mount Nittany Medical Center and Mount Nittany Physician Group, is a nonprofit, community-owned organization. It became a member of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and its search for the cure in 2000. In 2006 it, Penn State Hershey and State College-based cardiologists initiated interventional cardiology at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

In 2011, Penn State College of Medicine’s University Park Regional Campus commenced its first cohort of third-year medical students at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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