PAMED Member Named State Physician General

Carrie DeLone, MD, physician adviser at Holy Spirit Hospital and member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, was recently confirmed as the state’s new physician general after a unanimous vote in the Senate.

In this important role, Dr. DeLone will advise the governor and health secretary on all medical and public health-related issues. She also will review professional standards and practices in medicine and public health matters, oversee the state’s disease prevention and control initiatives, and serve on the State Board of Medicine and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine as a voting member.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) congratulates Dr. DeLone on her new position, and is happy to have a PAMED member in this key role.

“We are delighted with Dr. DeLone’s selection by Governor Corbett, and look forward to working closely with her on a wide variety of initiatives to improve public health,” said C. Richard Schott, MD, president of PAMED.

Dr. DeLone currently lives in Camp Hill, Pa., and is a board certified general internist. As physician adviser at Holy Spirit Hospital, she is the liaison between hospital administrators and physicians.