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As always, a lot is going on at our hospital. Keep up with what's new at Pottstown Hospital—awards, new technologies, new professionals and treatments—here. We're happy to share our changes, announcements and successes, and hope you'll celebrate with us.


Pottstown Memorial Medical Center announces collaboration with Nemours Children’s Health System (October 2016) Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (Pottstown Hospital) and Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) are pleased to announce a new collaborative relati

Pottstown, PA – July, 2016 – Pediatrician, Sheila Aseto-Rhoden, DO, MS, has joined Conventry Pediatrics in Pottstown. Dr. Aseto-Rhoden recently completed a pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allent

By: Marta Jimenez, M.D., Neurology It can be frustrating to misplace your car keys or forget the name of an old college friend. But it’s not just memory loss we contend with as we age. Our brains tend to slow down in our later years, making it harde

Pottstown, PA – January, 2016 – One of the great success stories in cancer research, since annual Pap test cervical cancer screenings were introduced in the 1950s, cases of what was once the number one cancer in women have plummeted. Human Papillovi

Being overweight or obese affects your health from head to toe By: Sean Yuan, M.D., Bariatric Surgery Pottstown, PA – January, 2016 – You love the way you look in the mirror when you reach a healthy weight. It feels great to fit into your skinny jea

Pottstown, PA - December, 2015 - Ray Martz has been named the November Employee of the Month for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. The recognition is based upon the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center designated Pillars of Excellence (Service, Growth

2016 is fast-approaching: scheduling necessary appointments, tests and surgeries now makes sense. Pottstown, PA – November, 2015 – When New Year’s Day 2016, rolls around in a few short months, the slate will be wiped clean and everyone will gain a f

Pottstown, PA – October, 2015 – Pottstown Memorial Regional Cancer Center (PMRCC) held its 28th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Dinner on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, PA. Over 160 cancer survivors were honored and cele

Written by Charles Gorey, D.O., Family Medicine A man’s reluctance to visit the doctor is a longstanding and popular stereotype. Just like women, for optimal health men should visit the doctor for an annual physical and be screened for certain disea

By: Suan Yuan, M.D., Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Surgery Pottstown, PA – May, 2015 – Weight-loss surgery offers hope to those who have tried and failed to lose weight for better health. Being overweight can have a serious impact on your men

Award demonstrates Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients Pottstown, PA – April, 2015 – Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (Pottstown Hospital) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Ge

By: Edith del Mar Behr, M.D., General Surgery Pottstown, PA – April, 2015 – Minimally invasive surgery, also known as endoscopic, laparoscopic, or arthroscopic surgery, uses technology to limit incision size and tissue disruption while accomplishing

Pottstown, PA – March, 2015 – Lorrie Zuber has been named 2014 Employee of the Year for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. The recognition is the highest honor a hospital employee can receive. Employees are nominated for the award by their colleague

Pottstown, PA- March, 2015 — Pottstown Memorial Medical Center will host a women’s program event entitled Wine, Women, & Wellness on Thursday, May 14 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Pottstown Hospital’s Hospital Campus Tent, 1600 E. High Street. Registration, n

Pottstown, PA – March, 2015 – Sujana Kurri, M.D., MBA has joined the active medical staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kurri graduated from Kurnool Medical College, located in India and completed residency trai

Pottstown, PA – March 9, 2015 – Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating. Distress is common in patients, their family members, and caregivers. Feelings range from powerlessness, depression, and anxiety to poor concentration and feelings of be

Pottstown, PA – March, 2015 – John Lamond, M.D. has joined the active medical staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Department of Radiology – Radiation Oncology. Dr. Lamond graduated from Hahnemann Hospital – Drexel University School of Medici

Award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing highest quality care to cancer patients. Pottstown, PA - March, 2015 - Pottstown Memorial Medical Center was recently presented with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the

Pottstown, PA – January, 2015 – The flu virus continues to spread across the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) closely tracking the number of confirmed cases and urging stringent precautions to minimize its impact. Pott

Pottstown, PA – January, 2015 – Employees and volunteers at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center recently held a Pajamas Donation Drive to support local children in need at Montgomery and Delaware County Shelters. Pottstown Hospital collected over 135 pairs of new a

By: Steven Bojarski, M.D., Neurology Pottstown, PA– January, 2015 – Patients often ask, how can I avoid my probability of having another stroke? According to the American Stroke Association, having a stroke increases your chances of another stroke b

Pottstown, PA – January, 2015 – Are you in need of Health Insurance? Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (Pottstown Hospital) will partner with Community Health & Dental Care to hold a free Health Insurance Marketplace event on Friday, January 30 from 9:00 a.m.

Pottstown, PA– December, 2014 – Pottstown Memorial Medical Center recently unveiled its new 8-bed Senior Behavior Health Unit. The Senior Behavioral Health Unit provides treatment, care, and support to individuals 55 and older who suffer from acute

By: Sonya Foster-Merrow, M.D., Family Practice Pottstown, PA– December, 2014 – Your mother always told you that a healthy breakfast was the best way to start your day. Based on Harvard Medical School research, she was right. It has been confirmed th

By: William Taddonio, MD, FAAFP, FACGS, MACGS, Family Practice Pottstown, PA– November, 2014 – Colds and the flu most often occur around the same time of year and both have unpleasant symptoms, so it can be hard to differentiate between the two. How

Pottstown, PA- November, 2014 – In support of the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout campaign, Pottstown Memorial Regional Cancer Center will encourage smokers on Thursday, November 20th to use this date to make a plan to quit

Pottstown, PA- November, 2014 – The Maternity and Women & Children’s Services department at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center was honored by the March of Dimes on Friday, November 14th with the Day of Gratitude award in recognition of Prematurit

Pottstown, PA – November, 2014 – Beginning November 15, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center will help area residents enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace. As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens are req

List Published by The Joint Commission Honors Exemplary Care Pottstown, PA – November, 2014 – Pottstown Memorial Medical Center has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of

That Dizzy Feeling Feeling off-balance may indicate a health condition By: Chandrakant Shah, MD, Internal Medicine Pottstown, PA – November, 2014 – People use the word ‘dizzy’ to describe a variety of feelings or sensations. But dizzy means differen

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center hosts Boyertown High School students for an introduction to the business environment Pottstown, PA – September 2014 – Pottstown Memorial Medical Center partnered with the Berks Business Education Coalition and hoste

For Immediate Release Debra Bennis, Director Marketing & Community Relations (610) 327-7464 Deb_Bennis@chs.net The Flu Season is Approaching. Be prepared and get vaccinated. By: Anzhelika Zakharova, MD, Family Practice Pottstown, PA – September,

Pottstown, PA- September, 2014 — Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s Healthy Woman program will host a Body, Mind, and Spirit event on Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Brookside Country Club (doors open at 5:00 p.m.). Tickets are

By: Gary Ott, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, Obstetrics & Gynecology Pottstown, PA – August, 2014 – As women age and experience childbirth, as well as other strenuous physical activities, certain muscle groups aren’t as strong as they used to be. A woman’s pe

Pottstown, PA– March, 2014 – We’ve all heard the story of the active, vibrant man or woman, in the prime of life, who suddenly collapses and dies with no warning signs or prior symptoms of a health condition. After their death, it’s learned that the

Pottstown, PA– March, 2014 – Pottstown Memorial Medical Center has announced the opening of the TriCounty Heartburn Clinic, located in the Chesmont Professional Building, 13 Armand Hammer Blvd., Suite 310, Pottstown. Patients who suffer with Gastroe

By Sean Yuan, M.D. Many of us have been on some type of diet in our lives. Some of us have spent our entire lives trying the latest fad diet, each time ending up right back where we started. And 90 percent of diets fail in the long run. More than 72

By: Anzhelika Zakharova, M.D. Pottstown, PA– February, 2014 – If you’re beginning the New Year armed with healthy resolutions, it may be a good idea to start off knowing your numbers. Good health, however, is more than a low reading on the bathroom

Pottstown, PA - February, 2014 - Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is offering a free informational weight loss seminar on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Chesmont Building, conference room #1, 13 Armand Hammer Blvd.

Pottstown, PA - January, 2014 - Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is offering free car seat safety checks on the 3rd Friday of every month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Goodwill Ambulance Company, 714 E. High Street, Pottstown. The next class is sc

Pottstown, PA– January, 2014 – Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of female infertility. And while it’s one of the most treatable causes, it remains the least treated. For the approximately 6.3 million women and girls in the United States

Pottstown, PA– January, 2014 – Navneet Sharma, MD has joined the active medical staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, as an internal/family medicine hospitalist. Dr. Sharma graduated from GS Medical College, Mumbai, India and completed residen

Pottstown, PA - January, 2014 – Deborah Young, M.D., Coventry Family Care physician will be honored on January 25, 2014 during the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Ball at Phoenixville Middle School. Dr. Young was chosen for this distinguished honor be

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center announced today that it is installing new image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) technology that will allow radiation oncologists to precisely treat tumors and limit exposing healthy tissue to unnecessary radiation.

Pottstown, PA– January, 2014 – Mary Brigandi, DO, has joined the active medical staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, department of family medicine. Dr. Brigandi graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and completed

Pottstown Memorial Medical Center offers free Weight Loss Seminar and Support Group Pottstown, PA - January, 2014 - Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is offering a free informational weight loss seminar on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.

Brookside's Women's Golf Glaxo-Smith Kline Team Up to Raise Money and Awareness for Local Charity "Stretch the Ride" Pottstown, PA. The “Drive for the Cure” golf event takes place every September, yet the support it brings to local cancer patients i

By Christina M. Farrell, DPM Pottstown, PA – November, 2013 - Diabetes affects 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population. It is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insuli

Pottstown, PA – December, 2013 - In celebration of the holiday season, the Senior Circle, Pottstown Chapter held their annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the “legendary” Sunnybrook Ballroom located in Pottstown, PA. There were 42

Pottstown, PA- December, 2013 - At one time or another, we’ve all pulled a muscle, battled inexplicable aches and pains, or experienced unusual fatigue. But, how do you distinguish pain due to overexertion, illness or injury – and chronic pain that

Pottstown, PA – October, 2013 - Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (Pottstown Hospital) today was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Pottstown Hospital was rec