News & Events
Healthcare Quality Week
This week is NATIONAL HEALTHCARE QUALITY WEEK. "At AndrewsPatel we’re proud to work with our patients and industry partners to improve the care we provide; we’re always working to maintain a strong culture of quality that improves upon our patient care experience. Our commitment to quality is at the forefront of all we do,” says Andrew Munchel, Manager of Quality and Health Informatics. Read more information.
Would you like to learn more about Medicare? AndrewsPatel Hematology/Oncology will be hosting 2 Medicare 101 sessions, one at each office location. CLICK HERE to learn more about this informational event.
Breast Cancer Awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, our Dr. Lily Shah shares some information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection, and prevention.
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Kathleen Spadaro, CRNP has put together an informative article about Iron Deficiency Anemia. Many patients with this diagnosis are treated and followed here at Andrews Patel.
Men's Health Week
This week is Men's Health Week. Read an article on Prostate Cancer and Bone Health written by our own Dr. Joshua Shipley. He will be presenting on this topic at the upcoming Prostate Cancer Support and Education event which will be held at Urology of Central PA on July 22.
National Cancer Survivors Day
Today is National Cancer Survivors Day, a celebration of life after a cancer diagnosis. Mona Patel, PA-C has written a brief overview of what it means to be a cancer survivor and the transition from active treatment to post treatment life.
Congratulations Dr. Surapaneni
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rajesh Surapaneni has been named as a member of the Leadership Board of the American Lung Association. He is eager to support their mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Congratulations Dr. Surapaneni!
National Pancreas Foundation Central PA Chapter
Learn more about the National Pancreas Foundation Central Pennsylvania Chapter. The next support group will be on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in our Camp Hill Office. The group is open to patients and care givers facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment.
2017 Tribute to Women of Excellence
Last evening, Dr. Mary Simmonds was recognized by the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg as the Legacy Honoree at the 2017 Tribute to Women of Excellence event held at the Hershey Lodge. This awards dinner is held annually to honor extraordinary women for their contributions to the workplace and our community. This year 31 local women were recognized, including an Emerging Leader and a Legacy honoree our very own Dr. Simmonds. Congratulations, Dr. Simmonds! See event photos.
26th Annual Sapphire Gala
The 26th Annual Sapphire Gala hosted by the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania will be held on March 4, 2017 in Camp Hill. Former patient Beth Munsch will be honored as the Lung Hero and Dr. Mary Simmonds, who was Beth’s physician, will speak and introduce the Munsch family.
Margie Gephart, RN, BSN, OCN speaks of honoree Beth Munsch; "I appreciate the opportunity to attend the Sapphire Gala in honor of my patient, Beth Munsch. Beth was a special lady who taught me much about strength, courage, determination, and resilience. Beth inspired me both personally and professionally. All I have learned from her will continue to help me in caring for others."
The Lung Gala is sure to be a wonderful evening in support of a great organization and in honor of a special person who is dearly missed. Please see the information below if you are interested in attending. See for more information.
28th Annual Tribute to Women
Dr. Mary Simmonds has been selected as the YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence 2017 Legacy Honoree. The event recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the community. The Legacy Award is given to an exemplary woman whose efforts set a standard for a lifetime commitment to the welfare of the Capital Region. Congratulations Dr. Simmonds! CLICK HERE for more information.
Vickie's Angel Walk Valentine's Day Dance
A group of Andrews Patel staff will be attending the Vickie's Angel Walk Valentines Day Dance on February 18. See for more information. Vickie's Angel Foundation is a local organization that helps cancer patients in their time of need, we are honored to continue to support such a wonderful organization.
New Physician Extender
We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Spadaro, CRNP will be joining our practice on October 24, 2016. Kathleen is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is looking forward to caring for Hematology/Oncology patients in a community-based practice.
Use of Medical Marijuana in PA
Learn more about the use of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania, the new law, and the process for patients to qualify for Medical Marijuana.