Lewisburg, Pennsylvania — A neurologist has been appointed director of the Stroke Center at Evangelical Community Hospital.
Dr. Christopher Cummings has been appointed Medical Director of the Primary Stroke Center at Evangelical Community Hospital. He holds this directorship in addition to his role as a neurologist on Evangelical.
As Medical Director, Dr. Cummings is responsible for overseeing the primary stroke program. He works with hospital staff to provide education about stroke care and develop policies and procedures that ensure prompt care to reduce the impact stroke patients have on their bodies.
As a primary stroke center, Evangelical provides 24/7 emergency stroke care, including treatment with thrombolytic therapy for eligible ischemic stroke patients, including neurology, radiology, laboratory, hospitalist, physical and occupational Provides patient-centered care from inpatient through rehabilitation services. , speech therapy.
Dr. Cummings is a physician employed by the Neurology of Evangelical from December 2022. As a neurologist, Dr. Cummings specializes in diseases and treatments of the nervous system.
Dr. Cummings holds a M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a neurology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a vascular neurology/stroke fellowship at his clinic in Cleveland. Dr. Cummings is board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry.
Prior to joining Evangelical, he worked for Maine Medical Partners — Neurology, where he was Director of Neurovascular and Stroke Clinics.