Jeanne Spencer, MD, Family Medicine Residency Director, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, was elected Chair of the Assembly of Residency Directors & Department Chairs of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFD). She will serve a two-year term leading academic Family Medicine and will serve on the PAFD Board of Directors.
A unique coalition of 38 academic medical institutions, the PAFP Assembly supports residency programs and medical school leaders to work together to strengthen the family medicine workforce pipeline and ultimately to ensure the supply of family physicians needed to meet the primary healthcare needs of all Pennsylvanians. The PAFP supports family medicine training through advocacy and education. The PAFP represents nearly 4,000 family physicians, residents and medical student members in Pennsylvania, and is the state component chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Family Medicine Physicians care for patients and their families throughout the entire span of life, from infancy to older adulthood. Through regular checkups and screenings they help patients prevent illness, manage chronic conditions and help understand the role that proper nutrition, exercise, and balance play in a long, healthy life. Family physicians help coordinate referrals and work closely with the specialist to ensure that every patient gets the best care possible.
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center offers a highly accredited Family Practice Residency Program. Family Practice Residents have the ability to gain exceptional inpatient and outpatient experiences to prepare them for their future career in the health care field. Conemaugh Memorial’s location serves a diverse patient population with a broad span of services provided to the residents including a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This dually accredited program creates a foundation for residents to obtain certifications from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Family Medicine. For more information on the Family Practice Residency Program, visit www.conemaugh.org.
About Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (MMC), the flagship hospital of the Conemaugh Health System, is a regional referral hospital known for clinical excellence. Memorial has received HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award for 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2007, for clinical outcomes which are among the Top 5% in the nation. Learn more at the Conemaugh Health System’s all new website, www.conemaugh.org.
About the Conemaugh Health System
Serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs; Conemaugh Health System (CHS) is the largest healthcare provider in West Central Pennsylvania with 4,500+ employees and 350 physicians. Conemaugh Health System (CHS) has been named an IMS Top 100 Integrated HealthCare Network for 2012.
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