The Punxsutawney Area Hospital Expands Specialty Services

Our community needs are increasing for specialty care services, and PAH is committed to meeting those needs.
New Services

As 49 bed, rural and community hospital, the mission of Punxsutawney Area Hospital is to provide high quality, cost effective, primary healthcare and coordinate care for patients requiring secondary and tertiary services.  Our community needs are increasing for specialty care services, and PAH is committed to meeting those needs.  
The Punxsutawney Area Hospital is pleased to announce GI, Podiatry, Dermatology, and Bariatrics specialty services are being offered by the hospital in conjunction with IRMC. As a Top 100 Rural Community Hospital named by the Chartis Group for 3 consecutive years, PAH, continues to strive for excellence in the everchanging medical field.

Our podiatry team, led by Jassie McGovern, DPM, is dedicated to helping you heal, hurt less and move more.  She treats a wide range of foot and ankle problems, including: injuries, such as sprains, strains and fractures. Dr. McGovern also treats chronic conditions, such as diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds, bunions, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, tendonitis, toenail fungus, ligament problems, growth plate injuries in children and teens, and deformities. Diabetic foot exams, including nail care are also performed by in the office setting.  Appointments are available in Punxsutawney at the COSM location on  720 West Mahoning Street. For more information call the office at 724-349-3290. 

Our Dermatology team, Therese Wilson, M.D. and Kayla Gabany, PA-C are passionate about providing the best dermatology care to patients of all ages, with an emphasis on preventing and treating skin cancers. Their holistic approach gives you and your family access to a wide range of dermatology services in one convenient location.  Appointment are available at COSM, 720 West Mahoning Street, Suite 300, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 For more information or to make an appointment contact the office a call at 724-357-8087.  

With Bariatrics, Dr. Brian Walkowski, is committed not only to helping you achieve your weight loss goals, but also assisting you with improving your overall health. We offer a comprehensive, personalized weight loss surgery program tailored to each individual. The benefits of weight loss and bariatric surgery are vast. It can improve your quality of life, eliminate sleep apnea, help control hypertension, reverse diabetes, reduce the risk of heart disease, and more. If you are struggling to lose weight, are over the age of 18, and are willing to make a lifelong commitment to your health, we are here for you. The Bariatrics Office location will also be the COSM location at 720 West Mahoning Street, Suite 300, Punxsutawney.  For more information about services offered, accepted insurance plans, or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at  724-349-3170. 


Dr. Ronald Cramer, has joined the team to assist with your Gastroenterology needs.  Your digestive health is too important to leave to chance. At Punxsutawney Area Hospital in conjunction with Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC), our gastroenterology (GI) team has the experience you can trust. From stomachaches to hepatitis and bowel disease, our GI specialist has seen it all—and helped people
No matter your concern, you can expect knowledgeable care that's personalized for your specific needs. Our patient-centered approach starts at your first appointment. We take the time to talk to you and understand your symptoms and worries. A thorough evaluation and any necessary testing help us make an accurate diagnosis. Then we'll work with you to determine the treatment that's right for you.
 Appointments are available in Punxsutawney at the COSM location on  720 West Mahoning Street. For more information call the office at 724-357-8087.

The Primary Care Office located on the PAH campus is pleased to announce the expansion of providers added to the team: Melissa Powell, CRNP, Keli Simpson, CRNP, and Mandy Greenblatt, CRNP. Together with Donald Pallone, CRNP and Susan Montag, CRNP, the primary care office provides care for patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Same day appointments can be made by calling 814-938-7066. 

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital continues to offer Otolaryngology , Pulmonology, Critical Care, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Behavioral Health Services, Cardiopulmonology, Home Health Care, Rapid Care, and many other great services to meet the needs of the community. For a complete listing of the services offered visit