ST. MARYS – QCare St. Marys, which is located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building, has recently expanded to more than double its original size. Officials at Penn Highlands Elk saw a need for the expansion, as patient volumes continue to rise.
“Patients enjoy the convenience of QCare,” explained Bill Wittman, CRNP, one of the office’s providers. “They don’t have to make an appointment. They can come the moment they begin to feel sick or they experience an injury. Our proximity to the hospital’s lab and imaging services is another great benefit.”
The newly-remodeled office provides a much larger waiting area with a private alcove for collecting patient information. The number of exam rooms has expanded from three to seven.
“The increase in exam rooms helps to accommodate our expanded staff,” said Rose Campbell, president at Penn Highlands Elk.
There are three full-time providers at QCare St. Marys: Wittman; Melanie Riglin, PA-C; and Erin Lingenfelter, PA-C. Other providers are Shelby Davison, PA-C; Lisa Vivian, PA-C; Lindsay Hoffman, PA-C; Mary Schimp, PA-C; and Tonya Aversa, CRNP.
The hours have expanded, as well, with the office now being open seven days a week, except holidays. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
“Anyone from the public is welcome,” said Wittman. “We enjoy seeing both new and familiar faces.”