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April 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DANVILLE, Pa. – Shelly Timmons (right), M.D., neurosurgeon, Geisinger Medical Center, was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the board of governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
At GMC, Dr. Timmons is the director of neurotrauma and associate director for neurosciences—adult ICU. She is also the program director for Geisinger Health System’s new neurosurgery residency training program.
“I am honored to have been entrusted with these responsibilities by my colleagues, and am always happy to serve in any capacity that advances the care and safety of patients through patient advocacy and physician education,” Dr. Timmons said.
Dr. Timmons will be one of five elected directors-at-large in the AANS and will begin serving a three-year term later this year. In addition to the directors-at-large, the board consists of six elected officers and four regional directors.
Dr. Timmons will also serve a three-year term on the ACS board of governors, which is the official communications link between its fellows and board of regents. She additionally chairs the Neurosurgery Advisory Council of the ACS.
Founded in 1931, the AANS along with its 8,000 members worldwide are dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.
The ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. It is the largest organization of surgeons worldwide, representing some 78,000 members in 103 chapters.
Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 17,000 employees, including a 900-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and a 310,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $5.5 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit Geisinger. Follow the latest Geisinger news and more at Twitter and Facebook.
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