New hires and promotions
-- Dr. Robyn Kratenstein a recent graduate of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Residency, has accepted a full-time attending physician position at Conemaugh Memorial.
Kratenstein received a double major in biology and elementary education at Salisbury University before attending the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her emergency medicine residency at Conemaugh Memorial, Kratenstein served as chief resident and also as a premedical mentor and instructor for skills day.
Awards and honors
-- Sean McLanahan, CEO and sixth-generation family owner of McLanahan Corp., Hollidaysburg, has been awarded the Paul I. Detwiler III Achievement Award from Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania.
The award recognizes individuals from Pennsylvania's Alleghenies region who have made significant contributions to the social, economic, educational and cultural development of the region.
McLanahan was recently appointed to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Blair County.
Course completions and certifications
-- Six Family Medicine residents and three osteopathic interns recently comprised the 2014 graduation class of The Altoona Family Physicians Residency.
-- Dr. Brittany Barker, a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W.Va., who joins Altoona Family Physicians Family Centered OB/GYN.
-- Dr. Amanda Cattoi, who received a medical degree from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine and will join Mainline Medical Associates.
-- Dr. Joseph Hines, a graduate of Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine, will receive fellowship training in hospice/ palliative care at UPMC Altoona.
-- Dr. Mathew Luthman, who received a degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W.Va., will practice as a general medical officer in the U.S. Air Force, based at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
-- Dr. Rebecca McConnell will continue her residency at the University of Michigan in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
-- Dr. Noah Schmuckler, who received a degree from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, will graduate in October. He is undecided on his plans.
-- Dr. Jenna Stokes, a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, will join Blair Medical Associates in the Hollidaysburg and Bellwood offices.
-- Dr. Christine Wanjeri-Hasen will graduate in August and plans to join a health care facility in eastern Pennsylvania or Maryland.
-- Dr. Zachary Zanfes, a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, will attend dive school in Panama City, Fla., to become an undersea medical officer in the U.S. Navy.
-- Cindy Emery of Altoona, secretary in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Altoona, recently retired with 36 years of service.
She was hired May 15, 1978, as a ward secretary. During her tenure, she followed her unit as it was relocated to 6E, Tower 11, and Tower 14. In 1990, she moved to Medical Intensive Care.
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