We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Wayne Miller as Medical Director of our programs, who comes to us after the loss of our beloved founding Medical Director, Dr. Robert Colcher. Dr. Miller is Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. He has his Masters of Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health (Johns Hopkins) and most recently held the position as Chief Medical Officer at an acute care facility over the past 4 years. Dr. Miller brings to Valley Forge Medical Center an intuitive sense for treatment of the addicted individual as well as an understanding of the medical model that Valley Forge Medical Center has so proudly adhered to over these 39 years.
Introducing Dr. Schor
Dr. Robin Schor, our latest member of the psychiatry department, has over 30 years of experience in the fields of psychiatry and addiction. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and earned her degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She has worked in various psychiatric settings including psychiatric, additions and dual diagnosis treatments at both inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Dr.Schor first came to Valley Forge Medical Center in 1989 where she successfully served the community for almost a decade and in August of 2014 she returned once more to VFMC. She is truly a valued member of the VFMC family and we are happy to welcome her back.
Dr. Grinstead and Valley Forge Medical Center on TalkPhilly3
David Rittenhouse was the first Treasurer under George Washington and also a colonial Astronomer, who built the first telescope known to be in the colonies. He observed the transit of Venus from his summer farm in Norristown, PA, now the campus of Valley Forge MedicalCenter and Hospital. A transit of Venus occurs when Venus passes directly between the sun and earth. This alignment is rare, coming in pairs that are eight years apart but separated by over a century. Observers in North America saw it on the evening of June 5, and several visitors including the Colonial Compass Society, came to VFMC with their telescopes hoping to observe this event. This was the last transit of Venus to occur in our lifetime.