ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The region’s only 5-star hospital in the rating system used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid today announced four new additions to its physician team, expanding its presence in several key specialties to extend its comprehensive care capabilities.
“We are thrilled to welcome this diverse group of incoming physicians,” said CEO Emil DiIorio, M.D. “Each of them excel in their respective specialties and share our commitment to putting patients at the center of care through education, engagement and empowerment.”
As CH continues to grow its presence in the community through new locations and service lines, its physician presence is set to match that evolution and contribute to its award-winning care.
Nathan Johnson, M.D. – Family Medicine – CH East Stroudsburg
Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Cornell University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is a Navy Reserve officer who has lived all over the world with his family, including Naples and Okinawa. Dr. Johnson is passionate about serving families through his role as a family physician, saying, “Healthcare is bigger than the individual. It’s the ecosystem that we’re all plugged into. I’ve found that caring for others is one of the best ways to care for ourselves.”
Sten Kjellberg, M.D. – General Surgery – CH Hospitals
Dr. Kjellberg is a graduate of Albright College who attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed a Surgical Oncology fellowship from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and has worked in private practice in Phillipsburg for 18 years. He will support CH in providing surgical care to the patients within our network. “Because of its specialization and size, CH is a really nice fit for me,” says Dr. Kjellberg.
Prasant Pandey, M.D. – Cardiology – CH Allentown, Bethlehem and Wind Gap
Dr. Pandey has been a cardiologist in the Lehigh Valley for almost 13 years. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, and was born and raised in India. His main focus is on leg vascular procedures, specifically varicose veins. He chose cardiology in part because it fit in with his engineering and math minded philosophy. “It has been very rewarding to apply scientific principles in trying to help find solutions and cures for patients.”
Tasscia Williams, M.D. – Gynecology – CH Women’s Health Center
Dr. Williams completed her fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, NY. She specializes in complex endoscopic surgical techniques including laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and vaginal surgery. “I like the fact that as a gynecologic surgeon, I am with my patient throughout their entire reproductive course,” she says. “I want to empower women as they progress through each stage of their lives.”
About Coordinated Health
Coordinated Health (CH) is a physician-owned hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. CH’s focused regional network employs more than 1,200 highly skilled professionals at 17 locations, with an ambulatory-based continuum of care. Access is provided by specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, traditional care units, multi-specialty clinics and walk-in care centers. Service lines include musculoskeletal care, cardiology, women’s health and immediate and primary care. In its coverage area, CH has the only hospitals in the region that earned the U.S. government’s new five-star quality rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for quality patient care and service.