Celebrating the Future of Mount Nittany Health

Mount Nittany Health is investing in our people and projects in the Centre region by rapidly growing our skilled team of providers and making sure they have state-of-the-art facilities to deliver award-winning care.

The last decade alone has seen immense growth in demand for primary and specialty care providers, diagnostic testing, inpatient care, and outpatient services. Mount Nittany Health is responding with major projects that will have a lasting impact in the Centre region.

“Right now is a great moment for Mount Nittany Health,” said Kurt Kissinger, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Mount Nittany Health. “We are building on our 120-year commitment to serve this community, and we’re doing it with significant, generational investments in our care environments and our people.”

The new Outpatient Center at Toftrees West and the Patient Tower at the Mount Nittany Medical Center are currently under construction. Other renovations include the new Women & Children’s Services unit, Laboratory Services, and the Dialysis Unit, along with the completion of Phase I of the Diagnostic Pavilion; the second phase is underway.

According to Kathleen Rhine, President and CEO, Mount Nittany Health, “I’m so proud of everyone who has been involved in planning for the new Patient Tower. It has been a true collaboration with everyone putting their heads together and working toward a common goal—outstanding patient care.”

“The new Patient Tower will help create a better environment for the medical staff and nursing professionals caring for our community members,” said Amber Shaw, RN, Manager, ICU/PCU, Mount Nittany Health. “We are here to take care of our patients. This is an investment in our patients, our community and all those staff that care for our patients in those communities.”

At the event, Mount Nittany Health shared a video featuring prominent local community leaders and volunteers, who talked about the importance of having a strong, community governed health system and their personal experience with Mount Nittany Health.

“The people in the community are blessed to have Mount Nittany Medical Center,” said Sue Paterno, community member, volunteer, and philanthropist. “It’s all encompassing, no matter what we need –they [Mount Nittany Health] will provide.”

“A community hospital is owned and controlled by the community,” said Paul Silvis, Founder and CEO, SilcoTek. “The end result is better care for all of us.”

Mount Nittany Health is investing more in our people and projects than any other healthcare system in our region. This commitment to excellence in all we do is at the heart of our mission of ‘Healthier people, stronger community.’ Follow along for more updates at mountnittany.org/investments-in-patient-care.

CBICC Member, Customer Follow UP, Inc. Featured in National Publication

Marc Warren, President and co-founder of Customer Follow Up, Inc. (CFU), is featured in the latest edition of Construction Executive. The article “The Truth About Brand Marketing” builds a strong argument for a company making its client service its most significant brand differentiator. While the article is written for large general contractors, engineering, architectural and construction management firms, the concepts are applicable to any business that considers the quality of their customer service to be integral to their success.

CFU, founded in 1997, is expert in assessing the relationship between their clients and the customers their clients provide services to through conducting conversational-style qualitative telephone interviews. CFU garners independent and objective customer feedback that internal or web-based methods to obtain feedback miss. CFU’s executive-level analysis identifies customer service failures, successes, and calls to action for the company to take to elevate their customer service and stand out from their competition.

Keller Engineers, Inc. Employees Earn Certifications

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Adam Charles, PE; Nathan Patrick, EIT; and Tate Russell, EIT have all earned certifications in Water System Operating, Bridge Safety Inspection, and Engineer-in-Training, respectively.

Adam Charles, PE, a Project Manager in Keller Engineers’ Water/Wastewater Division,recently became a Certified Water System Operator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is now authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to operate Class E water distribution systems. Adam is also certified in Pennsylvania as a Wastewater Operator. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology, and has been with Keller Engineers for three years.

Nathan Patrick, EIT works in Keller Engineers’ Transportation Division as a Highway Designer. He recently became a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI) by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is now authorized to perform bridge safety
inspections in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Nathan has been working for Keller Engineers for over five years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Tate Russell, EIT recently earned his Engineering-in-Training certificate and is now well onhis way to becoming a Professional Engineer. Tate works in Keller Engineers’
Water/Wastewater Division as a Designer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil
Engineering from West Virginia University, and an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering from Potomac State University. He is a recent hire at Keller Engineers, starting in May of this year.

Ribbon Cutting Celebration for New Ownership of Eyes on the Diamond, a Member of Vision Source

Eyes on the Diamond, a proud member of Vision Source, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration to commemorate its new ownership.

The event showcased the expertise of esteemed eye care providers Dr. Whitney Territo, O.D., and Dr. Scott Bauer, O.D. Their clinical interests encompass a broad spectrum, including primary care optometry for patients of all ages and the management and treatment of diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eye syndrome.

The ribbon-cutting celebration provided attendees with the opportunity to network, meet the dedicated staff of Eyes on the Diamond, and explore the comprehensive eyecare services offered by the clinic.

“I am excited to celebrate the new ownership of Eyes on the Diamond and our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional eye care services,” said Dr. Territo. “Our team is dedicated to meeting the vision needs of the community with expertise, compassion, and cutting-edge technology. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome both existing and new patients to our clinic.”

To learn more about the comprehensive eyecare services provided by Eyes on the Diamond or to make an appointment, please visit https://eyesonthediamond.com/ or call 814-466-2020.

About Eyes on the Diamond

A leading provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services in Centre County, since 2010, Eyes on the Diamond has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to patients in State College and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide the best eye care services possible, using advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products. We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized eye care services.

Intrada Technologies Announces Jennifer Daniel’s Promotion to Tier 2 Web Developer

Intrada Technologies is proud to announce the promotion of Jennifer Daniel to Tier 2 Web Developer. Jennifer was initially hired as a Tier 1 Web Developer in January 2021.

As a Tier 2 Web Developer, the Penn Tech College graduate responsibilities include the development, troubleshooting, and maintenance of web applications, along with SEO management, Google/Bing ad management, and reporting. In addition, Jennifer has numerous certifications, including – SEO Toolkit Exam for Advanced Semrush Users, Semrush SEO Toolkit Course, Google Analytics for Power Users, Advanced Google Analytics, and Google Ads Search Certification.

“Working for a small business like Intrada allows me to connect with clients, see projects through from start to finish, and learn a lot,” Daniel said. “Our team works so well together, always willing to lend a hand and join forces when needed. Everyone is friendly and genuinely cares about one another.”

David Steele, co-founder of Intrada Technologies, added, “As an IT company, we take pride in fostering a culture of growth and development. We’re thrilled to announce Jennifer’s promotion to Tier 2 Web Developer. We’re confident that her skills, hard work, dedication, and experience will help us continue to provide top-notch services to our clients. Congratulations, Jennifer, on this well-deserved promotion!”

Intrada Technologies
Intrada Technologies is a full-service web development and network management company focusing on creating ongoing, trusted partnerships with each of our clients. We ensure our clients have what they require to run their businesses with maximum efficiency and reliability, as many of their needs are mission-critical. Our unique, collaborative partnerships allow us to assure our clients that we will be there when they need us.