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Barnes Kasson Hospital and the Family Health Clinics of BKH are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kirk S. Hinkley IV, to the medical staff.

According to Executive VP/Clinical Operations Director David Passetti, Dr. Hinkley will be assuming roles in the Emergency Department, the Family Health Clinic’s Walk-In Clinic, and he will be the lead physician in the new Hallstead Clinic, which will be opening for business on September 10th.

Passetti said, “I’m very excited to get Dr. Hinkley aboard at BK. We’ve been working on this endeavor for a few months now and we’re so pleased to see it come to fruition. Dr. Hinkley brings a lot to the table. Not only will we benefit from his vast Emergency Medicine background, but having a local man be the local physician, in a brand new local clinic, is promising for the local area. Dr. Hinkley will join fellow Blue Ridge High School alumnus Dr. Patrick MacConnell, DPM in Hallstead, as we look forward to giving the residents of the Great Bend-Hallstead area another option for pursuing their healthcare.”

Members of the hospital community joined Wolf Administration leaders today to announce a new pilot program designed to improve rural community health and provide financial stability for rural hospitals.

The Rural Health Model is a global budget payment model in which hospitals are provided a fixed amount of funding for a fixed period of time to improve the health of Pennsylvania’s rural communities, rather than a model that reimburses hospitals for individual services or cases. The program is a partnership between Pennsylvania’s rural hospital community, the state Department of Health, and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.

The pilot formally began January 1, 2019, with five rural hospitals participating in the first year of the program. The first-year pilot hospital participants are:

◾Barnes-Kasson Hospital

◾Endless Mountains Health Systems

◾Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

◾UPMC Kane

◾Wayne Memorial Hospital

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      Dr. Warren S. DeWitt, M.D. and the Family Health Clinic of Barnes-Kasson Hospital are pleased to announce they have added a new provider to their staff. Kathryn DeWitt Phillips, Family Nurse Practitioner recently started accepting new patients at the Family Health Clinic located at 401 Broad Avenue in Susquehanna.
     Katie was born and raised in Susquehanna and graduated from Susquehanna Community High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. After completing her undergraduate degree, Katie went on to complete her Master’s Degree at Binghamton University graduating as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Katie is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She and her husband, Tyler recently moved into a home and are happy to be living and working in Susquehanna County.  

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