April 27, 2012
Welcome to UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett, a service of Kane Community Hospital

"Patients of KCH's new UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett will be greeted by familiar faces on Monday, the day the facility opens to patients," said Mary Parana, Director of Outpatient Services at Kane Community Hospital. "Peggy Galsick, LPN, and Katy Johnson, Receptionist, both have been with Linda Rettger, MD, Eric Asp, PA-C, and Mt. Jewett Family Practice for many years.  They stand ready to continue to serve you in the new facility."

Katy has been at Mt. Jewett Family Practice for many years.  "I enjoy working with Dr. Rettger, she's easy going, her patients love her, and we have a steady stream of new patients," Johnson said.  Katy received her training in medical coding from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Katy said that patients have commented that the new Medical Park really "dresses up" the center of town.

Peggy Galsick joined the team in Mt. Jewett after many years in other KCH community clinics.  She has been with the hospital for almost 13 years and with Dr. Rettger and Eric for nearly five years.  Peggy received her LPN training at St. Francis in Olean, NY.   "Dr. Rettger's patients are really looking forward to the move," said Galsick.

Deborah Lehman, who recently joined the KCH family as KCH Clinics Manager, is ready to assist in the roll out of the new facility. At KCH she oversees the practices of all outpatient clinics, including community and specialty clinics.  Deborah received her education at DuBois Business College.  For seven years she served as practice management at DuBois Regional Medical Center.  "For generations my family has lived in the area. I'm proud to serve the community where I grew up," Lehman noted. 

"We invite you to join us in celebration on May 10 at our new facility in Mt. Jewett," Parana said.

Brian Sees, Sees Construction is General Contractor for the UPMC Hamot Medical Park in Mt. Jewett project. Mark Papalia, KCH Director of Operations, oversees the project.  Maintenance, purchasing, information technology, housekeeping, business development and many other KCH departments played key roles in the creation of the new facility.

The center is a 6,000 square foot facility with 5 exam rooms, a procedure room, expanded waiting room, totally handicapped accessible, with storage and room to grow.  

A grand opening celebration is planned for Thursday, May 10, 5-7 p.m.  KCH invites you to attend the celebration, to meet care providers, those who inspired and helped build the new facility, to take a tour, enjoy cookies and punch and the chance to win door prizes like a flat screen TV, Kreuig coffee maker or Mt. Jewett SHURFINE Gift Certificate.  (Those who participated in the Mt. Jewett Rotary-KCH Multiphasic in January have already one ticket in it to win it.  Drawings at 6:45 p.m.  You must be present at the time of drawing to win.) 

All physicians and PAs welcome new patients.  All major insurances are accepted.  Self pay options are available.  For an appointment call 814-778-2298.

Kane Community Hospital is an integrated affiliate of UPMC Hamot.  The UPMC Medical Park in Mt. Jewett was built with a firm foundation for continuing care for residents and guests of the area for decades to come.  It is a service of Kane Community Hospital. 

KCH is the gateway of UPMC Hamot in the area.  Patients of the KCH health system have access to the full services of Kane Community Hospital, 24/7 ER, diagnostics, treatments, surgical services, rehabilitation services and home health as well as the full resources of nationally recognized Top 100 Hospital tertiary care facility UPMC Hamot and UPMC’s Life Changing Medicine.


l-r. Peggy Galsick, LPN and Katy Johnson, Receptionist looking forward to welcoming you beginning Monday at UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett, 18 W. Main Street

l-r. Peggy Galsick, LPN and Katy Johnson, Receptionist looking forward to welcoming you beginning Monday at UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett, 18 W. Main Street.

Allison Wolfe, PA-C

UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett Opens Monday, April 30 to patients.