Robert Cooney, MD, FACEP, board-certified Emergency Medicine physician at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (PaACEP).
PaACEP promotes the delivery of quality care and supports the professional endeavors for emergency physicians. Dr. Cooney will serve a three-year term as one of 15 members responsible for the governance of the chapter. Joining PaACEP as a medical student in 2005, Dr. Cooney has played an active role in the chapter’s education committee.
“It is an honor to be selected by my peers to fulfill this role,” says Dr. Cooney. “Medicine is changing rapidly and there are many challenges to providing quality emergency care. I look forward to helping support chapter initiative to reduce overcrowding, advocate for our patients’ access to emergency care and provide leadership in the changing healthcare environment.”
Dr. Cooney joined the Conemaugh Memorial team in July of 2008. He is a core faculty member for the Conemaugh Emergency Medicine Residency Program and serves as the Associate Program Director and Clerkship Director. He is also the Director of Quality and Safety within his department.
Dr. Cooney attended Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2009, Dr. Cooney was honored as the Conemaugh Emergency Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year. He is a member of the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medicine Society, Beta Beta Beta Honor Society and is an Eagle Scout.
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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