Hospital exec listed among 100 top COOs
Ketul J. Patel, executive vice president and chief strategy and operations officer of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., has been named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospital and Health System COOs to Know.”
In one of his previous jobs, Patel held a senior management position at Conemaugh Health System.
Firm employee becomes registered architect
Hollidaysburg – Stiffler McGraw is pleased to announce that Brian P. Endler has successfully completed his registration exams and is now a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania. He also is a registered architect in both Maryland and New York.
Stiffler McGraw is a consulting firm that offers engineering, surveying and architectural services.
Endler joined the firm in 2010 and specializes in architectural design, code analysis, construction documents and construction administration. He holds an architecture degree from Lehigh University.
Stiffler McGraw also has offices in Bedford, Warren and Bradford counties.
Doctor returns as clinical assistant prof
ALTOONA – Dr. Joshua Port, orthopedic surgeon at Blair Orthopedics, has accepted a reappointment as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in the School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Port has spent the last 14 years in this role and will hold the position again through June 30, 2013.
“I am honored to continue serving the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in this capacity,” Port said.
Port first earned this academic appointment in August 1998 and since has continued to contribute to programs at the medical school.
A graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Port went on to receive specialized training in orthopedic surgery as a resident at the University of Pittsburgh and later completed fellowship training in knee and shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Long Beach, Calif.
Port is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee, as well as knee and shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine treatment.
Port is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Port will continue to treat patients at Blair Orthopedics’ Altoona office, 3000 Fairway Drive.
Catanese partners are delegates at conference
Joe DeYulis and Pete Shrift, partners with the Catanese Group accounting firm in Johnstown, recently served as delegates to CPAmerica International’s 2012 Tax Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
The meeting is an annual event sponsored by CPAmerica that brings together tax professionals within the association membership for networking, member sharing and continuing professional education.
The Catanese Group is a privately held accounting firm with offices in Johnstown and Pittsburgh, with five partners and approximately 25 employees between the two offices.
The Catanese Group provides accounting, auditing, tax and consulting management advisory services, specializing in large, family-owned businesses.
For more information, go to www.catanesegroup.com.
First National Bank names senior VP
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., has announced the recent hiring of Gregory Dreibelbis as senior vice president, investment real estate.
Dreibelbis will develop and manage commercial real estate relationships in central, southeastern and northeastern Pennsylvania.
He will be based in State College.
Prior to joining First National Bank, Dreibelbis served with Citizens Bank in State College, most recently as senior vice president, commercial real estate finance.
Hospital exec listed among 100 top COOs
THOMAS YOUNG | Death tax explained
Recently, Thomas Seitz, of Wessel & Co., brought us up to date on the present estate tax rules. I will discuss the Pennsylvania death tax, called an Inheritance Tax, and describe some of the differences between the two.
BUSINESS PEOPLE | Puchko associates attend seminar
Puchko associates attend seminar
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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS 5-19-13
The following are real estate transactions for $10,000 or more:
James L. Volocko from Carol A. Sabo, property in Lower Yoder Township, $14,000.
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Business people: Design manager receives award
Lisa Kirschman, daughter of James and Kathy Kirshman of Salix, has received the VMSD’s Designer Dozen Award.
The award is given to 12 of the brightest designers in the country under the age of 35 by Virtual Merchandising and Store Design magazine.
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MICHAEL MacDOWELL | GM makes it big second time around
In April 2010, General Motors Chairman Ed Whitacre announced that GM would pay back $8.1 billion in government loans. It was greeted by cheers from employees and no doubt from U.S. treasury officers as well. Of course, much of the $52 billion loaned to General Motors by the federal government – and the $1.4 billion loaned to General Motors by the Canadian government – has been converted to stock, which you and I as taxpayers own. This may be a good investment, for it appears that General Motors has learned its lesson.
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