Health-care spotlight

December 04, 2006

Surgeon sees patients at office in McConnellsburg, Pa.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Dr. Matthew Davidson of Central Pennsylvania Surgical Associates of Harrisburg, Pa., began seeing patients through the Fulton County Medical Center's specialty clinic in the Penns Village Shopping Center on Oct. 3. Davidson will be providing office visits and surgical services two Tuesdays a month.

Davidson is a native of the State College, Pa., area and completed his undergraduate work at Juniata College in Huntington, Pa., where he also played on the football team. He graduated from medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999.

He then completed a traditional rotating internship at Community General Hospital/Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, Pa. He entered the general surgery residency program in 2000 (also at Community General Hospital) and was named chief resident in that program in his fourth year.

He began his practice of general surgery in July 2004. His patient caseload involves procedures such as colon resection, hernia repair, gallbladder removal, diagnostic endoscopy and gynecological, advanced laparoscopic and laparoscopic bariatric surgery.


Employee of the month named at health department

Susie Fisher was named the Washington County Health Department's employee of the month for November. Fisher has worked at the health department since 1998 and is employed with the agency's administrative division as an office supervisor. She is responsible for coordinating the fiscal administration of nearly 100 different programs and funding streams that comprise the health department's budget.

HCC radiography students win awards

Radiography students at Hagerstown Community College recently attended the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists annual meeting in Baltimore.

Six students won awards in the professional paper competition. Doug Eddy of Union Bridge, Md., won first place for his paper, "Radiography 2006-2011, The Profession in Five Years"; Vickie Brunner of Hagerstown won third place for her paper, "The Therapeutic Value of Effective Communication in Medical Imaging"; Bethany Hixon of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., won third place for her paper, "Bipolar Disorder"; Brian Miller of Needmore, Pa., won honorable mention for his paper, "Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease"; Ashley Michael of Greencastle, Pa., won honorable mention for paper, "Eating Disorder"; Lori Ann Giombetti of Taneytown, Md., won honorable mention for her paper, "Radiographic Art: Write on Target"; and Chao-Hua "Gary" Chang of Hagerstown won honorable mention for his paper, "Acquired Immune Deficiency Disorder."

The MSRT also recognized Brunner with the Ted Lynch Award, given to one student in each of the 13 radiography programs in the State of Maryland who excels in leadership, professionalism and academic ability.

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