Blog Posts in 2021

  • Meadville Medical Center/Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute Announce Chief of Oncology Services

    Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) announces Brian Karlovits D.O. to Chief of Oncology Services for Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute (YGBOI) at Meadville Medical Center. This is a new position that will assist the oncology center in new directions and growth for the oncology services in the region. Dr. Karlovits joined the Radiation Department at YGBOI in 2019. Dr. Karlovits, a ...
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  • Meadville Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

    Harrisburg, PA - Meadville Medical Center is being recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for stellar performance ensuring patients' safety. The hospital is among 17 statewide to receive HAP's Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition for 2021. Now in its third year, the program honors Pennsylvania's top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated ...
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  • Meadville Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes MMC's achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. "We are extremely pleased to once again achieve an "A" Safety Grade rating reflecting the highest quality and safety scores in our region for the ...
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  • Upcoming Covid-19 Vaccine by Pfizer Point of Distributions (POD) for Children

    Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center today announced the upcoming Point of Distributions (POD) for the Covid-19 vaccine by Pfizer for children ages 5 - 11 years old. POD: Date: Saturday, November 13 Location: City of Meadville building at 984 Water Street, Meadville, PA 16335 Time: 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Registration: Call 814-336-1800 or online www.mmchs.org Also: Anyone 12 years of age or ...
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  • Meadville Medical Center Encourages Ccommunity to Receive Vaccine

    Meadville, PA - Since September 22, 2021, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the third "booster" dose for qualifying individuals, Meadville Medical Center (MMC) has once again been hosting Points of Distribution (POD) for individuals who are 65 years of age and older, who are immunocompromised, and frontline or at-risk workers. More information can be found on the ...
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  • Meadville Medical Center Proposed Purchase of the Former City Building

    Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) today announced a proposal to purchase the former City Building, which also served as the former headquarters for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition at 984 Water Street, Meadville. "MMC is excited to collaborate with the City of Meadville in the purchase of the former City Building. The proposed purchase could be beneficial to the city as it provides the ...
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  • Grant Opportunity for Local Nonprofits to Assist in Helping Youth

    Meadville, PA - The Meadville Medical Center Foundation announced today the grant opportunity for local nonprofits to assist in helping youth who have been affected by the broad consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community. This grant provides local nonprofits the opportunity to impact youth in our community in a positive way. The Pandemic Youth Response Initiative is a two-year funding ...
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  • Meadville Medical Center to Transition Vaccine Distribution Locations

    Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) today announced that June 2nd will be the final opportunity for individuals to receive a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the old Peebles store in the Park Avenue Plaza. Second doses will be offered at the location, as previously scheduled, for anyone who already received their first dose through the month of June. After June 2nd the Pfizer vaccine ...
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  • FIRST INTRACEPT CASE AT MEADVILLE MEDICAL CENTER

    Meadville, P.A., - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) announces that the first Intracept procedure was performed on February 12, 2021 at MMC by Haibin Wang, M.D., Ph.D, Pain Management Physician at Meadville Pain Management, Meadville. Haibin Wang, M.D., Ph.D., noted "I am very excited to be able to offer this technology to the community, and I am looking forward to helping more patients with ...
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  • MEADVILLE MEDICAL CENTER'S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER TO SERVE AS PENNSYLVANIA'S PHYSICIAN GENERAL

    Meadville, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he has nominated Dr. Denise Johnson to serve as Pennsylvania's physician general. Dr. Johnson has served as Meadville Medical Center's (MMC) Chief Medical Officer since 2008 and spent 13 years in private practice as a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist prior to joining MMC's administrative team. She is a Fellow of the ...
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  • Update to the Recent COVID-19 Vaccination Process

    Meadville, PA – Meadville Medical Center (MMC) today shared an update to the recent COVID-19 vaccination process. Delays in shipping and reduced allocations of second doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has resulted in four points of distribution (PODs) to be rescheduled. The distributions that have been affected to date are: February 18, 2021 : 864 ...
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  • MMC Recognized for Higher Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Maternity Care

    Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) is proud to be recognized by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDC+) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high quality patient safety and better ...
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  • COVID-19 Point of Distribution Vaccination Rescheduled UPDATE

    Meadville, PA – Meadville Medical Center (MMC) is postponing the scheduled Point of Distribution (POD) for the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, February 20 th and Monday, February 22 nd. This comes in addition to the previously postponed POD on Thursday, February 18 th. These postponements are a result of a delay in shipping from Pfizer to the medical center. MMC is attempting to contact ...
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  • Meadville Medical Center Offers New Options for Registering for COVID-19 Vaccine

    Meadville, PA – Meadville Medical Center (MMC) announced today a new call center will be available on February 22 nd to support residents of Crawford County in their efforts to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from MMC. Crawford County residents will be able to inquire about MMC’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution process and their current position on the waiting list. Eligible individuals who ...
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  • COVID-19 Point of Distribution Vaccination Rescheduled due to Weather Delays

    Meadville, PA – Meadville Medical Center (MMC) announced today that the scheduled Point of Distribution (POD) for the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, February 18 th is being rescheduled due to doses not arriving from Pfizer because of weather conditions. MMC was made aware mid-day on February 17th by Pfizer that due to weather conditions shipment of vaccine doses have been delayed. Additional ...
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  • MMC Earns Two 2020 Leapfrog Awards Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety Nationally Recognized with an 'A' for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    Meadville, PA., Meadville Medical Center (MMC) was named a Top Rural Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. MMC was also awarded an 'A' in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing MMC's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most ...
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