2005 Year in Review
Advancements in treating chronic pain highlight new services at Sharon Regional
Sharon Regional's Comprehensive Pain Management Center moved into its new offices at 32 Jefferson Ave., Sharon during 2005. The Center's new advanced treatment techniques (Percutaneous Discectomy and Radio Frequency Thermal-Ablation) along with Chemical Ablation, Epidural and Trigger Point Injections, Facet Joint Injections, Transforaminal Nerve Injections, Epidural Neurolysis, and other techniques help individuals suffering from chronic pain return to a more normal and functional life.
With more than 1,750 employees, Sharon Regional is Mercer County's largest employer, and offers a wide selection of health care services from its main campus in Sharon and through its numerous satellite centers in Sharon, Hermitage, Mercer, Greenville, and Brookfield.
During the year Sharon Regional's Cancer Care Center in Hermitage became the first facility in Pennsylvania to utilize BATCAM image-guided radiation therapy for treating prostate cancer patients.
Sharon Regional also entered into an association with Mayo Medical Laboratories; opened a new Ear, Nose, Throat and Hearing Center in Hermitage (office of otolaryngologist Valeri Roth, D.O.); received national recognition from the CRUSADE study which focuses on the outcomes of patients with life-threatening heart conditions; acquired the new Biodex and BTE Primus systems for assessing and treating joint problems and sports-related injuries; and added a number of other clinical enhancements that reinforced Sharon Regional's position as the largest provider of health care services in Mercer County.
Other highlights in 2005 included the arrival of new physicians Harish Panicker, M.D., Neuroradiology; Jamie Adam, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology, Jean Wilson, D.O., Family Medicine; Kathy McNutt, D.O., Emergency Medicine; Emil Mauer, M.D. and Archana Sharma, M.D., Anesthesiology; and Anthony Tropeano, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery.
Sharon Regional continued its role as a major economic contributor, having provided more than $82 million to benefit the community in fiscal year 2005 through employment and purchasing of goods and services from local businesses.
In addition, Sharon Regional provided more than $5 million in free and uncompensated care to the community.
As we move forward in 2006, we reaffirm our commitment to continue serving our community and facing the challenges that lie ahead to remain a strong, independent, non-profit, locally-controlled community health care facility.