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UPMC UCPA Patient Care and Service Updated during Coronavirus Pandemic

2021 Simply The Best Call for Nominations

Nominations for Harrisburg Magazine’s 2021 Simply The Best Awards are underway.

This year the competition for Simply The Best will be even greater because only the top five nominees in each category will make it to the final ballot, instead of ten.

Urology of Central Pennsylvania encourages you to nominate worthwhile organizations and asks for your vote.

To nominate UCPA as Simply The Best Medical Specialist, visit

Click on “Medical” then go to “Medical Specialist Clinic (w/o a category).” Type in Urology of Central PA and our name will come up. Select our name and enter your email address, then verify your email address and enter!

You can also nominate one of our wonderful nurses. Follow the same link and under the “Medical” category, click on “Nurse (Name and Workplace).” Type in the nurse’s name and UCPA, then enter.

Nominations will be accepted until February 21, 2021.

Thank you for your continued support of Urology of Central Pennsylvania!


Dr. Owens Awarded Leadership Role within UPMC PinnacleHealth

Urology of Central Pennsylvania congratulates Dr. R. Scott Owens for his newly-appointed leadership role within the UPMC PinnacleHealth system.

As of November 16, 2020, Dr. Owens was awarded the role of Chair in the Department of Surgery for UPMC PinnacleHealth. Dr. Owens has been an active member of the medical staff at UPMC PinnacleHealth hospitals and the Department of Surgery since 1995 as a Urologist.

Upon receipt of this position, Dr. Owens shared a letter with the department and healthcare providers. Here is an excerpt from that letter.

Health care is the foundation built for compassion, caring and transparency and the center of all we do [as healthcare providers], providing safe, quality care for the people we serve. Surgical Services is the engine that runs healthcare and it’s essential we continue to provide and perform at the highest level. 

To ensure our commitment in providing the high-quality care that our patients and communities expect, we are always exploring opportunities to improve. I appreciate [my fellow healthcare providers’] contributions and dedication to ensuring that our patients and our communities receive high-quality care.”

Thank you, Dr. Owens, for stepping into this new leadership role and advocating for high-quality, accessible and affordable healthcare for our community.




In November, the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition designed an online campaign to promote prostate cancer awareness and provide support to the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition. Participation is simple. Create your page here by uploading a picture of your NovemBEARD, telling your story, then sharing with family and friends.

1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and we are here to spread the word that early detection saves lives. We all can do this together.


Bladder Control Seminar Discusses Effective Treatment Options

Bladder Control Seminar Discusses Effective Treatment Options

Bladder control issues are not a normal part of aging and there are options for relief.

Learn about effective bladder control treatments at a free educational webinar presented by Dr. Vanessa Elliott of Urology of Central PA and Medtronic. The webinar will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 1, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST.

Dr. Elliott will share her insight into bladder control symptoms, diagnoses, and options for treatment. A question and answer session will be offered at the end of the webinar.

Uncontrollable urges, frequent accidents, and going to the bathroom multiple times at night can be embarrassing, exhausting, and isolating. Millions of men and women suffer from bladder control issues, such as an overactive bladder or stress urinary incontinence.

Do not let bladder control and incontinence limit you. Dr. Elliott’s years of experience and training in the latest technology and options have helped many patients.

Register for the free educational seminar today:
Zoom Registration


Virtual Men’s Health Seminar Presented by Dr. R. Scott Owens

On Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m., men will have the opportunity to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for an enlarged prostate from UCPA’s Dr. R. Scott Owens. He will share about his experience in diagnosing BPH and treatments that have proven effective.

Some symptoms of an enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), include frequent urination during the day and night, urgency, or difficulty going. The condition affects more than 40 million men in the U.S., but there is help. Effective, minimally-invasive treatment options are available.

Dr. Owens, was recently recognized as a UroLift ® Center of Excellence physician. He is the only designee in Central PA and only one of five in the state. A UroLift® Center of Excellence designation recognizes higher level training and experience, coupled with a commitment to exemplary care for men with BPH.

To join us for this virtual men’s health seminar on November 17, at 7 p.m., enter your name and email address through the registration link. Virtual log-in information will be sent to via email prior to the event. To register for the seminar, click here:

To learn more about Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, click here.

To learn more about Dr. R. Scott Owens, click here.

For more information about the UroLift® System, click here.


ZERO Prostate Cancer Virtual Run/Walk 2020 – THANK YOU!

ZERO Prostate Cancer Virtual Run/Walk 2020 – THANK YOU!

Over the past thirteen years, our Harrisburg area community has demonstrated a significant commitment to defeating prostate cancer. Though very different this year, our community’s support for men and their families did not wane – thank you!

This year our community raised $94,176 through the Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Celebration! Over the past thirteen years, we have raised nearly $1.1 million dollars to help prostate cancer patients and their families. More than 170,000 people have participated in our ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk events and $23,567 has been donated in community grants for testing, research, education and support in our local area. This has directly helped 254 men and their families in the Harrisburg area.

Your continued support is invaluable. Thank you for your commitment to ending prostate cancer and helping those suffering from the disease now. We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk!