Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital is deeply saddened to announce the death of Marian "Ronnie" Wolffe Colcher, President, Chief Executive Officer and Program Director. Ronnie, a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker, died on April 27, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Since her passing the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee have met to respond to this tragic event and to ensure that necessary governance and business processes continue. The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee unanimously appointed Gregg Y. Slocum, current Chief Financial Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer. The Board has also decided to separate the roles of President and CEO and has appointed Frederick D. Jackes, Ph.D. as President.
The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee, on behalf of the VFMC family, extend their most sincere sympathies to the Colcher family and to Ronnie's many friends in the Pennsylvania and Maine areas. A celebration of Ronnie's life and her legacy will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00pm on the grounds of Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, we will be providing a new patient service called Patient Portal. This service has been designed to provide our patients with convenient access to their Personal Health Information (PHI). Patients will now have the following information available to them via Patient Portal: admission and discharge dates, care plans, medication lists, immunization records, alerts, allergies with adverse reactions, lab results and discharge instructions. Our Patient Portal does not provide patients with prescription refills, clinical assessments, progress notes or payment options.
In order to receive access to this service patients are required to have a valid e-mail address. If a patient does not have a valid e-mail address, Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital will provide one at no extra cost. Please note that this service does not include treatment dates prior to January 2016. If you have any questions regarding Patient Portal feel free to contact us at (610)539-8500 or visit the Patient Portal website.
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.
Meet Dr. Wayne Miller.
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.
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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.