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Published on July 06, 2009

Lansdale Hospital Welcomes New Emergency Department Physician Team

(Lansdale, PA) July 6, 2009 – On Wednesday July 1, Lansdale Hospital welcomed 11 Emergency Medicine physicians to the medical staff. These physicians, along with 11 advance practice professionals, are members of Abington Emergency Physician Associates, the same group that practices at Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH), the only Level II Trauma Center in Montgomery County.

Dr. Kendel Kidwell, as physician leader, and chair of Emergency Medicine at AMH, will join Mary Whelan, MSN, RN, CEN Director, Emergency Services, in overseeing the clinical and administrative leadership of the Lansdale Hospital Emergency Department. Together they bring over 20 years of Emergency Department leadership experience, having achieved and maintained a high level of patient satisfaction.

"We are pleased to enhance the clinical care at Lansdale Hospital with the addition of this team. Dr. Kidwell and his associates have provided the emergency medical care at Abington Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years, bringing tremendous skill and experience from serving the only trauma center in Montgomery County", said Gary R. Candia, Lansdale Hospital Chief Executive Officer.

Lansdale Hospital has a 14,000 square foot emergency department including 21 private patient rooms equipped with the latest medical technology. The fast track system helps ensure a quick response to smaller emergencies or minor illnesses. For the most serious emergencies, the helipad is available for immediate transport to Abington Memorial Hospital's Emergency Trauma Center or another specialized facility once the patient is stabilized.

The new team members include:  


Physician Assistants

John E. Bair, MD

Benjamin D. Giancaterino, PAC

Andrew G. Ball, MD

Donald J. Konopka, PAC

Michael J. Hicks, MD

Teresa M. Lim, PAC

Steven A. Johnson, DO

Dina L. McCafferty PAC

Kendel G. Kidwell, MD

Brian J. Peterson PAC

Herbert H. Matthews, MD

Michael J. Pisano PAC

Paul D. McMullen, MD

Elliot J. Poole PAC

Dean F. Otto, MD

Jami S. Smith, PAC

Leonard A. Rubin, DO

Lindsay M. Spencer, PAC

R. Jerry Salomone, MD

John J. Valincius, PAC

Ajay K. Singhal, MD



Nurse Practitioner


Nicole L. Reichner, CRNP

Join us in giving the team a warm Lansdale Hospital welcome!

Lansdale Hospital is a 125-bed, acute care general hospital that provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The facility includes a 24-hour Emergency Department, a 13-bed Acute Rehabilitation Unit, a Sleep Care Unit and a Wound Care Center. Owned and operated by Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital has more than 700 employees and a staff of more than 300 active physicians.

For more information, please contact Denise Pitts at 215-361-4406.

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