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Due to internal changes as well as external forces, beginning December 1, 2016 we will no longer be providing our Latino Treatment Program but will continue providing enhanced Latino services for those seeking recovery. We have deliberated extensively over the viability of this program, and have concluded that we can no longer offer this program while maintaining the standards we have set forth for all of our programs.
We have been privileged to provide this specialized service for over 15 years to Latino communities throughout the state of Pennsylvania and will continue working with these communities. In our efforts to provide high quality individualized care, bilingual individuals will get to work closely with Spanish speaking staff that will allow for intimate individual counseling sessions, family sessions, social work consults and more.
Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital (VFMC) announces a series of organizational and leadership changes that will leverage the organization and position it for continued success.VFMC’s Executive Committee has appointed Gregg Y. Slocum as Chief Executive Officer and Tracey H. Vawter as Program Director.
The change will provide guidance and growth while supporting the mission established by Dr.Robert and Marian Colcher. This dynamic change assures VFMC as a leading treatment provider and advocate for those entering recovery.
Full Announcement Attached Below:
Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital is deeply saddened to announce the death of Marian “Ronnie” Wolffe Colcher, President, Chief Executive Officer and Program Director. Ronnie, a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker, died on April 27, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Since her passing the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee have met to respond to this tragic event and to ensure that necessary governance and business processes continue. The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee unanimously appointed Gregg Y. Slocum, current Chief Financial Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer. The Board has also decided to separate the roles of President and CEO and has appointed Frederick D. Jackes, Ph.D. as President.
The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee, on behalf of the VFMC family, extend their most sincere sympathies to the Colcher family and to Ronnie’s many friends in the Pennsylvania and Maine areas. A celebration of Ronnie’s life and her legacy will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00pm on the grounds of Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
Dr. Robin Schor, our latest member of the psychiatry department, has over 30 years of experience in the fields of psychiatry and addiction.
She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and earned her degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
She has worked in various psychiatric settings including psychiatric, additions and dual diagnosis treatments at both inpatient and outpatient levels of care.
Dr. Schor first came to Valley Forge Medical Center in 1989 where she successfully served the community for almost a decade and in August of 2014 she returned once more to VFMC.
She is truly a valued member of the VFMC family and we are happy to welcome her back.