Evangelical Acquires Central Penn Interventional Pain Medicine in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT -- Evangelical Community Hospital has acquired the practice of Central Penn Interventional Pain Medicine (CPIPM) in Williamsport. With the acquisition, Shiyi Abla-Yao, MD, lead practitioner of CPIPM, joins the Evangelical family of physicians.

Dr. Abla-Yao will continue practicing at the CPIPM location as well as at the new Pain Medicine of Evangelical practice at West Branch Medical Center (WBMC), Lewisburg. Construction at Pain Medicine of Evangelical at WBMC is expected to be completed in March with the office opening for patient care in April 2017.

Kendra Aucker, President and CEO of Evangelical, said, “The addition of CPIPM and its seasoned professionals to the Evangelical family is another example of the Hospital listening to what the community needs—in this case, specialty relief from pain—and finding the best possible way to make it available to them.”

This acquisition represents a perfect fit for both Evangelical and Dr. Abla-Yao, ensuring patients have seamless access to the pain management care they’ve received in the past as well as the opportunity to take advantage of Dr. Abla-Yao’s expertise at a new location.

“We’re excited to be part of this venture with Evangelical,” said Dr. Abla-Yao. “As a physician, there is nothing more rewarding than helping patients be relieved of ailments that hinder them from living life fully.”

With over two decades of experience in anesthesiology and pain medicine, Dr. Abla-Yao’s expertise is a welcome addition to the new Pain Medicine of Evangelical practice. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, Pa., and went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. She completed her residency in anesthesia with an emphasis on multidisciplinary pain management and an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicine Education (ACGME) fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Dr. Abla-Yao is no stranger to Evangelical Community Hospital, in 2000 she was integral in the establishment of a pain clinic at the facility and worked with the Evangelical Surgical Center in treating a wide variety of pain syndromes. She has maintained her relationship as a courtesy staff member at the Hospital from 2011 to present.

Dr. Abla-Yao is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology including certification in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and medical acupuncture. She is a professional member of the American Medical Association, the American Society and the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Pain Medicine and of Medical Acupuncture, and the International Spine Injection Society.

For more information about Evangelical Community Hospital and its family of services, visit www.evanhospital.com.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,600 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.

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