Luthercare names Ricky Heath, Jr., M.D., as Medical Director at Spang Crest

Luthercare is pleased to announce Ricky Heath, Jr., M.D., as Medical Director at Spang Crest, a Luthercare community at 945 Duke Street, Lebanon, PA.  Dr. Heath is on staff at WellSpan Geriatrics, part of the WellSpan Health network.

Heath, a board-certified internal medicine and geriatrics physician, earned his M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Connecticut and a fellowship in geriatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Dr. Heath’s areas of clinical expertise include Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

As the Lebanon healthcare market changes, we want to continue to offer choices for our residents’ healthcare needs with the health systems that serve our Lebanon seniors. While we move forward and innovate our services, Spang Crest will be partnering with WellSpan, as well as Penn State Hershey Medical Center and UPMC physicians in our community.

Spang Crest – offering the perfect blend of care, compassion and health services – is a 105-bed Healthcare Center in historic Lebanon. Spang Crest offers 24-hour skilled nursing care; short-term and post-operative rehabilitation; respite care and memory support personal care.


About Luthercare:

Founded in 1949, Luthercare, a social ministry organization affiliated with the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America, is a leading provider of independent, personal care and skilled care residences in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Luthercare operates Luther Acres, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lititz, Pa.; Spang Crest, a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing and personal care with memory support community in Lebanon, Pa.; and St. John’s Herr Estate, an independent living and personal care community in Columbia, Pa. Additionally, Luthercare operates four PA Keystone Stars-accredited child care and early learning centers in Lancaster, Marietta, Reamstown and Annville. Luthercare, a pioneer in Child Care Programs, also offers a Mentoring Program, which aids home-based child care providers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.

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