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Sacred Heart HealthCare System welcomes Dr. Gregory E. Thompson and Dr. Or Shachar.

Gregory E. Thompson, MD, FAANS has joined our organization to provide Neurosurgical Services. With the addition of Dr. Thompson, Sacred Heart continues its mission to provide high quality patient care for our community.

Dr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California at Davis, and went on to earn a Medical Degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. He completed a Surgical Internship and a Neurosurgical Residency at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Dr. Thompson recently worked at the Main Line Health System in Bryn Mawr, PA and previously served as the Department Head at the US Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. As a Major in the United States Air Force, he was also Chief of Neurosurgery at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Dr. Thompson was a neurosurgical consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General, and is the recipient of the U.S.A.F. Meritorious Service Medal for Outstanding Service.

With over 15 years of neurosurgical experience, Dr. Thompson treats spinal disease, brain tumors, Chiari malformations, hemorrhagic stroke, hydrocephalus, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trauma to the brain and spine. Most of his practice involves degenerative spinal disorders including, herniated disks, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. He has expertise in spinal stabilization and fusion techniques.

Dr. Thompson is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a Fellow in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Thompson will start September 2, 2013 and is now accepting appointments. He participates with all insurances accepted by Sacred Heart HealthCare System. To refer a patient or schedule an appointment, please call 610-776-4512.


Or Shachar, M.D. has joined the organization as a Neurologist. With the addition of Dr. Shachar, Sacred Heart continues to grow neurology services to address the needs of its patients and the community which it serves.

Dr. Shachar received a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in addition to a B.S. in Chemistry from George Washington University. Dr. Shachar’s training consists of an internal medicine internship at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, a neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Allegheny University Hospital. He is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also board certified for the EMG and Nerve Conductive Studies by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.


Sacred Heart Volunteer Opportunities

Do you enjoy helping people?  Do you feel accomplishment when making a difference in the lives of others?  Do you thrive in a busy environment and have time to spare in your weekly calendar?  If you answered yes to the above questions, Sacred Heart Hospital has a wonderful opportunity for you!

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer Greeter - If you are a "people-person" then the Volunteer Greeter position is for you.  You will assist the Information Desk Clerks with greeting and directing patients, family members and visitors entering and exiting the Sacred Heart Hospital Lobby. 

Patient Advocacy Liasion - This role serves as a vital communication link between hospital staff, patients and families.  In this role, you will assist the nursing teams by visiting patients in their rooms and assisting with simple, non-clinical needs. 

For more information, click here

ABC Diabetes Education Program

Sacred Heart HealthCare System is pleased to introduce the ABC Diabetes Education Program to assist patients in maintaining their optimal health while managing their chronic disease.  The program is a series of classes, with convenient schedules, including weekend and evening hours. 

The ABC Diabetes Education Program is led by Certified Diabetes Educators and licensed healthcare professionals and is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.  Through interactive discussions, patients learn how to handle everyday challenges, such as diet, exercise and medication dosing.  Patients may also bring a family member or friend as additional support. 

For more information about this program, call 1-877-533-4222.