John F. Devine, D.O.’94

John F. Devine, D.O.’94, an emergency medicine physician at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, PA, has been named the hospital’s vice president of medical affairs. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating the hospital’s medical staff resources and activities with a focus on quality and patient safety initiatives. He also directs the development of a comprehensive program with practice guidelines through collaboration with physicians and hospital leadership. Devine has served the hospital as a physician with the emergency department since 2007, but he has been affiliated with Evangelical since 1987 when he began as a physician assistant in the emergency department. After graduating from DMU, he returned to Evangelical and became a member of the medical staff in 1997, practicing internal medicine and serving as the director of the intensive care unit. In 2015, he broadened his scope and served as director of the emergency department with Team Health at Jersey Shore Hospital, while still maintaining his position at Evangelical. Earlier this year, he took the lead of administering the Evangelical Opioid Reversal Project, overseeing the distribution of nearly 100 kits containing Naloxone to local law enforcement. The kits aid first responders in having a more immediate response to opioid overdoses at the scene until medical help can arrive. Devine has served in several high-level leadership positions in the department of medicine and on committees involved with critical care, performance enhancement, quality assurance, electronic medical records and credentialing. He played a vital role in the establishment of the current hospitalist program at Evangelical. He serves as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Commonwealth Medical College and a clinical assistant professor at Lock Haven University and Penn College. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and an associate of the American College of Physician Executives, Devine has contributed or authored several publications, most notably being published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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