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November 19, 2018

Sharon Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group Welcomes New Medical Specialists

Sharon Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group are pleased to welcome two specialists to the Steward Health Care System.  The specialists include Randall Hofius, DO, general surgeon and Phillip Painley, DO, interventional cardiologist.  Both Drs. Hofius and Painley are on the medical staff of Sharon Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Hofius has practiced medicine for more than twenty years with his primary office located in New Castle, Pennsylvania.  His areas of interest include specialized training on the da Vinci robot used primarily for hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, and colon surgery. This advanced technology will soon be available at Sharon Regional.  Dr. Hofius attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri and completed his residency in general surgery at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  In addition, Dr. Hofius worked as an emergency room physician in several hospitals in Ohio.  He is accepting new patients at his office located at 217 N. Jefferson Street in New Castle.  Dr. Hofius will also be seeing patients at the Hubbard Diagnostic and Specialty Center located at 880 W. Liberty Street in Hubbard, Ohio.  For appointments, his office can be contacted at 724-654-3010.

Dr. Painley joined the practice of Steward Medical Group Cardiology Specialists that includes; Drs. Michael Burley, Ronnie Mignella, Brandon Mikolich, J. Ronald Mikolich, Nicola Nicoloff, James Ryan, and Sabeeh Siddiqui.  Dr. Painley has practiced in Butler, Lawrence, and Venango counties in western Pennsylvania.   He attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his internal medicine residency at Frankford Hospitals also in Philadelphia.  In addition, Dr. Painley completed both his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mill, New Jersey.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.  He also serves as an associate professor of medicine for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Painley’s office is located at 2999 Innovation Way, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.  For additional information or appointments, please call 724-983-1800.

“We are very pleased to welcome both Dr. Hofius and Dr. Painley to Sharon Regional,” stated Joseph Hugar, President of Sharon Regional Medical Center. “Their expertise and skills serve to enhance our already comprehensive cardiology and surgical programs.  Also, these important additions to our medical team means that patients and families in communities including Mercer, Lawrence and Venango counties now have expanded access which means having more choices available regarding health care providers.” 

Over the past several months, Sharon Regional has focused on physician recruitment initiatives that have included the recruitment of an OB/GYN, cardiothoracic surgeon, general surgeon, interventional cardiologist, orthopedic surgeon, psychiatrist, as well as several nurse practitioners.  These efforts have enhanced our service offerings, eliminates the need for patients to travel to Pittsburgh or Cleveland for care, and provides important patient choice for those seeking health care services.

By joining Steward Medical Group, Drs. Hofius and Painley are affiliated with Sharon Regional Medical Center. The hospital has recently received numerous quality awards and distinctions, including receiving accreditation as the region’s only Blue Cross Distinction Center + for Maternity Care and the Platinum Performance Achievement award for heart attack care for 5 consecutive years. Sharon Regional accepts UPMC Health Plan, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as most major insurances.

Steward Medical Group is a dynamic and growing physician-led multispecialty practice group that is a key part of Steward Health Care, the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the United States. The medical group employs more than 1,750 physicians in 11 states, with both primary care and specialties ranging from Women’s Health to Advanced Cardiac Surgery.

“We are proud to welcome both specialists to Steward Medical Group,” said Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA, president of the medical group. “Local area physicians believe in our patient-centric approach which focuses on achieving the highest possible quality at an affordable price and providing the best health care to our patients in a setting close to home.”

Sharon Regional Medical Center

Sharon Regional Medical Center is your community health care provider; a 220 licensed, acute care bed hospital with 19 satellite centers throughout the region. As a Joint Commission accredited hospital, Sharon Regional Health System proudly offers specialized services including the Heart and Vascular Center, emergency heart attack/stroke treatment, cancer care, orthopedics/sports medicine, minimally invasive surgery, emergency care, a women's center, and a breast care center. Sharon Regional Medical Center is conveniently located in northwestern Pennsylvania, midway between Pittsburgh, Erie, and Cleveland, Ohio.>

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest private, for profit physician led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 36 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach three million in 2018.

The Steward Health Care Network includes five thousand physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.