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Comprehensive Heart Care, Close to Home

Wellness is a choice.  At Conemaugh, we believe the right healthcare choices should be available right here in our community.  That's why we're proud to announce the February 2024 opening of the Cardiovascular and Surgical Care Pavilion, the area's only technologically advanced facility that will centralize services, physicians, and treatment for cardiac and surgery patients under one roof.   


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Proud to be Named a High Performing Hospital

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, and Diabetes. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.


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Delivering for Generations

Conemaugh Health System has delivered extraordinary women’s healthcare services to our community for generations. Whether it’s an annual exam, helping with your high or low-risk pregnancy, or even long-term, troublesome gynecologic issues, we offer comprehensive health and maternity care for women and expecting moms and a full range of women-focused services. 

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Conemaugh Miners Medical Center awards first DAISY Award to medical-surgical nurse

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center recognizes MaryAnn Strong, RN, as the first DAISY Award winner.

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Real Patients. Real Stories

‘It’s a story that many people need to hear’

At 6-foot-3-inches, Kevin Kassick was always a big, athletic guy. But after the awful combination of a debilitating back injury – suffered while working as a...

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Our commitment to making communities healthier begins with caring for our team and patients. 

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Conemaugh Health System

Conemaugh Health System, part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is committed to Making Communities Healthier throughout the Laurel Highlands and the surrounding region by providing the most sophisticated levels of emergency, primary and specialty care to patients at all stages of their lives. The largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, Conemaugh's team of providers and staff serve over a half-million patients each year across its network of four hospitals, three outpatient centers and the Conemaugh Physician Group. As the region’s leading employer, Conemaugh strives to create a diverse working environment where employees, providers, residents, and students feel valued, recognized, and appreciated, and are empowered to help grow the next generation of talent to serve patients locally.

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Dr. Vinod Kudaji is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director of interventional and Structural Cardiology. He specializes in complex coronary interventions including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), percutaneous ventricular assist device (Impella) placement, left atrial appendage closure (Watchman device implant), and cardiac imaging.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kudagi please call 814.475.8600.

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Vinod Kudaji, MD

Dr. Syed Raza Shah is a board-certified, fellowship-trained preventative cardiologist. Dr. Shah’s areas of expertise include heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, and the management of obesity.  

Dr. Shah is now accepting new patients and appointments can be made by calling Conemaugh Physician Group – Cardiology at 814.475.8600. 

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Syed Raza Shah, MD

Monika Kusuma Pringle, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician.  She is fellowship-trained in Hospice and Palliative Care and specializes in adult and geriatric medicine and advance care planning.  Dr. Kusuma is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling 814.534.9106.

Monika Kusuma Pringle, MD

Board-certified OB/GYN physician Swathi Malepati provides a comprehensive array of women's health care from annual well-visits to minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. She specializes in menopause management, bladder and urinary health, sexual health, and prenatal and postnatal care.  Dr. Malepati is accepting new patients.  Appointments can be made by calling 814.534.9230.

Swathi Malepati, DO

Dr. Kanellitsas is board-certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kanellitsas specializes in annual checkups, problem visits, disease management, gynecological care, obstetrical care, cervical and vaginal colposcopies, endometrial biopsy, birth control management, and minimally invasive surgery. 

Dr. Kanellitsas is now accepting new patients at Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center. Appointments can be made by calling Conemaugh Physician Group – Obstetrics and Gynecology at 814.534.9230. 

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Ionna Kanellitsas, MD, FACOG

Dr. Yarramsetty is a board-certified internal medicine physician. She specializes in primary and preventative care, chronic illnesses, geriatrics, annual wellness exams, vaccines, immunizations, and women’s health services.  

Dr. Yarramsetty is now accepting new patients at Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center. 

Appointments can be made by calling 814.534.9104 

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Deepthi Yarramsetty, MD

Dr. Natalino Ruggeri is a board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine and orthopedic physician. Dr. Ruggeri specializes in corticosteroid and viscosupplementation injections, regenerative medicine, use of ultrasound for precision injections, physician-directed physical therapy prescriptions, bracing and casting, medical management of musculoskeletal injuries, pre-participation physical exams and sports-related concussion management. Dr. Ruggeri is now accepting new patients at Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center. Appointments can be made by calling 814.955.7370.  


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Natalino Ruggeri, DO

Dr. Eliza Poareo is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She specializes in chronic disease management, well and sick visits, and adult preventative services, Dr. Poareo is now accepting new patients at Conemaugh Ebensburg Outpatient Center. To schedule an appointment, call 814.471.9005 

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Eliza Poareo, MD

Dr. Emily Satkovitch is an Internal Medicine physician who specializes in asthma, chronic disease management, lung disease, diabetes, hypertension, and COPD. Dr. Satkovitch is now accepting new patients at the Conemaugh Medical Park.  

To schedule an appointment, call Conemaugh Physician Group – Internal Medicine at 814.475.8700 or visit 

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Emily Satkovich, MD

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