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Movers & Shakers UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has been recognized again as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, earning the ninth position on the 202021 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. UPMC Children’s is ranked for excellence in all specialty areas and is among the top ten in four specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (No. 2); diabetes and endocrinology (No. 7); gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery (No. 9); and pulmonology (No. 10).

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers led by UPMC Sports Medicine has developed guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers and organizers with creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans and staff as they consider a return to play. The UPMC Youth Sports Playbook contains recommendations for establishing a minimal set of standards in several categories for resuming athletic programs, including pre-participation physicals, social distancing, equipment sanitization, personal protective equipment, acclimation phases, practice and competition tactics, and illness protocols.

McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, announced the 2020 Sister Susan Welsh Good Neighbor Award recipient - Christopher R. Roach, Jr., an Uptown resident. The Good Neighbor Award was created to honor the legacy of Sister Susan Welsh, RSM, retired president and CEO of Pittsburgh Mercy, and current board chairperson and founding board member of McAuley Ministries Foundation.

Mover & Shaker of the Month

Dr. Karen Bucher Newest Addition at Genesis Medical Associates Dr. Karen G. Bucher has joined the professional staff at Genesis Medical Associates’ Northern Area Family Medicine Practice in McCandless Township.


reviously a Major in the United States Air Force, Dr. Bucher most recently served as Medical Director for the USAF 19 Medical Group Family Health Clinic at the Little Rock Air Force Base. A Whitehall native and alumnus of the Baldwin-Whitehall School District, she is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Program at the USAF Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. She resides with her family in Mars. Dr. Bucher is a member of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Board of Family Medicine. With 12 offices stretching north from the city of Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township in Butler County, Genesis Medical Associates, Inc., is the largest still independent primary care physicians group serving the Greater North Hills. n 6

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July 2020 Issue - Northern Connection Magazine  

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