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Meet The Medical Staff (part 2)

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016

The Philadelphia Protestant Home, in conjunction with Jeanes Hospital, is pleased to introduce you to our new medical staff: Dr. Stephen P. Cowen, Dr. Lee A. Cowen, Dr. Mark Lee and Susan Shirato, DNP. All four are associated with Jeanes Hospital, and are available for any PPh residents that make them their primary care physicians. The relationship between PPh and Jeanes Hospital dates back nearly 30 years, allowing our residents the opportunity to take full advantage of the hospital’s outstanding medical staff. Two weeks ago, we introduced Dr. Stephen Cowen and Dr. Lee Cowen. We’ll now highlight Susan Shirato, DNP, and Dr. Mark Lee.

Ms. Susan Shirato, DNP.

Ms. Susan Shirato, DNP.

Susan Shirato, DNP, CRNP, CCRN earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from MCP/Hahnemann University, a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from Drexel University, a Post Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Thomas Jefferson University, a Post Master’s Degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, from Thomas Jefferson University, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the Thomas Jefferson University. Susan has been a Board Certified Critical Care Nurse since 1995.

Susan provides diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses, office procedures and treatments, management of chronic conditions, follow-up services, prescriptions, complete physical exams, pre-operative exams, pre adoption physicals, acute illness care as well as treatment and management of chronic disease.

Dr. Mark Lee

Dr. Mark Lee

Dr. Mark Lee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Lee completed his family practice residency at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, PA and his geriatric fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Lee has worked in various geriatric settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and hospice care. His work experience has included stints at many local hospitals such as Methodist Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, Lourdes Medical Center and Lankenau Medical Center.

PPh welcomes our new medical staff and looks forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with Jeanes Hospital.

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What Residents Say

"In my two years at PPh, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPh Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPh while experiencing the offers here.….especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPh, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of residents Jack & Bernice Segal