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VP Medical Affairs of Riverside

Dr. Justin Psaila is Named Vice President,
Medical Affairs, St. Luke's Riverside Hospital

Justin Psaila, MD, FACP

Bethlehem, PA (5/3/2011) - Justin P. Psaila, MD, FACP has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs for St. Luke's Riverside Hospital. Dr. Psaila is currently the Interim Chief, Department of Medicine, at St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus, and will continue to serve in this capacity.

Dr. Psaila also has served as the Section Chief of Hospital Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital – Bethlehem Campus since 2005. During that time he has grown the hospitalist program from four doctors to 19 doctors and eight advanced practitioners. Additionally, Dr. Psaila helped to establish St. Luke's Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship and serves as a faculty member for the St. Luke's graduate medical education program. He has been a member of the St. Luke's medical staff for the past seven years.

Dr. Psaila earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and completed his internship and residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Care. Dr. Psaila also is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of Hospital Medicine.

Medical Leadership and Liaison to Physicians

In his new role, Dr. Psaila will provide medical leadership and serve as a liaison to physicians named to the medical staff at St. Luke's Riverside Hospital, its employees and the community.

“We are delighted to have an individual as respected as Dr. Psaila joining our leadership team,” says Ed Nawrocki, President, St. Luke's Riverside Hospital. “He has a proven track record as a skilled and compassionate physician. Dr. Psaila will oversee clinical systems to ensure quality of care and patient safety, while creating a climate of excellent customer service and patient satisfaction. I am confident he will serve as an outstanding physician leader for our new hospital.”

“I'm excited by this opportunity to work alongside a team of talented physicians as we open this new hospital,” says Dr. Psaila. “A major priority will be to foster and grow a culture of customer service and clinical excellence with the physicians serving on the St. Luke's Riverside Hospital medical staff and to continually create positive experiences for our patients.”

Dr. Psaila lives in Center Valley with his wife Karen and their three daughters.

About St. Luke's Riverside Hospital

St. Luke's Riverside Hospital is located at Freemansburg Avenue and Route 33 in Bethlehem Township. When it opens later this year, it will provide convenient access to a family-friendly emergency department, leading-edge medicine, new operating rooms, a cancer center and medical office building, and some of the world's most advanced health care technologies in healing and environmentally-sensitive facilities.

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