Our services are unparalleled in the industry.

Our nurses and pharmacists display unmatched skill and dedication.

Collaboration

Pentec Health nurses utilize an electronic medical record system which provides all data, including assessments, telemetries, and prescriptions, to physicians on-demand.

Expertise

Our nurses are experienced with all approved intrathecal pumps and perform over 20,000 refills annually. Our pharmacists are trained in medication reconciliation and perform routine drug utilization reviews with 20,000+ reconciliations and 400+ reviews completed annually.

Availability

Our nurses and pharmacists are available 24/7/365 to provide any answers to you or assistance that a patient may need.

How We Can Partner with You

Our goal is to make targeted drug delivery uncomplicated for both patients and doctors.

Patients & Caregivers

Intrathecal pump refills don’t have to be a source of stress. Pentec Health employs more than 120 full-time Registered Nurses who are highly trained in all IT pump models and experts at providing support. Eligible patients can also receive regularly scheduled RN visits to have pump refills done in the comfort of their preferred environment.

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Pain Management & PM&R Physicians

Pentec Health offers patients individualized treatment, quality specialized compounded medication and expert care in a familiar setting with our DrugPlus® Select and DrugPlus® Flex programs. We will partner with your practice and collaborate with you to develop a goal-oriented, customized plan of care for your patient.

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“I am so very grateful for the assistance and for my fantastic Pentec Nurse! Before him, my refills were always a major stressor and would give me anxiety.  But he makes sure I am comfortable and always gets me on the first stick!  He is always caring and compassionate!”

TDD Patient

“I sustained a major fall and was worried that my pump was affected. I reached out to my Pentec Nurse for reassurance on a regular basis and she is readily available to me. She visited me after 8pm to reassure my pump was functional. My Pentec Nurse has the overall needs of her patients at heart and cares for the whole person “not just a pump”.”

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Trust the unmatched expertise and care of our Nursing Team

Know one of our nurses that has gone above and beyond the call of duty? Nominate him or her for a Daisy Award by clicking below.

Stacy Crowder, RN, BSN

​Regional Nurse Manager

Stacy Crowder is an accomplished RN who first graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds College in Virginia with her Associate degree in Nursing in 1988. She later obtained her Critical Care certificate or CCRN in 1995. After working in critical care for much of her first 10 years ...

Kristen Mancuso, RN

​Primary Care Nurse/Preceptor

Kristen has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years. She obtained her ADN from the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center School of Nursing in Los Angeles. She spent 22 years working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, taking on roles as primary nurse, transport nurse, precepto...

Debbie Zahren Edwards, BSN, RN, CRNI, RN-BC

​Primary Care Nurse

Debbie joined Pentec Health in 2011. She has over 30 years of nursing experience with 28 of those years specializing in home infusion. Her experience includes working as a consultant for home infusion companies, specialized IV therapy (including PICC and Midline insertion), ch...

Connie Kirkpatrick, RN

​Primary Care Nurse/Preceptor

Connie received her diploma from Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing 40 years ago. Her overriding nursing goal is to improve the lives of her patients and to care for them as if they were family. She has a multidisciplinary nursing background, which gives her a solid skill se...

Anne Bakalian, RN

​Primary Care Nurse/Preceptor

Anne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After working as a rape crisis counselor, she went on to become a Registered Nurse in 1995. Since then, Anne has worked in many specialties, including Medical-Surgical Oncology, labor and delivery and in th...

Kim McGee, RN

Senior Regional Nurse Manager

Kim McGee has worked for Pentec Health for nine years. She brings nearly 30 years of clinical experience to the Pennsylvania/New Jersey team. Kim is passionate about advocating and delivering high-quality patient care. She sets and achieves high standards for herself and the t...

Erin Wentz, RN, BSN

​Primary Care Nurse/Preceptor

Erin received her Nursing degree from Gwynedd Mercy College in Pennsylvania in 2006 and joined Pentec Health shortly thereafter. She is enthusiastic and motivated to provide compassionate and competent care for her patients. Through her vast nursing knowledge, training experie...

Georgetta Hare, BSN, RN, BC

​Primary Care Nurse

Georgetta obtained her Pain Management Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in January 2017 and is an active member in the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University...

Carol Ross, RN

Primary Care Nurse

Carol has been a Registered Nurse since 1974. She began her career with two years on the medical floor at a hospital, gaining experience and knowledge before moving on to that hospital’s ICU for 13 years. After taking a five-year break from nursing to start a family, she retur...

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an intrathecal pump?

An intrathecal pump is a medical device that is surgically implanted in your abdomen, with a catheter (a small tube) running from the pump and surgically fixed to the intrathecal space around the spinal cord. The pump has a small reservoir that holds a prescribed medication. This medication is administered very slowly through the catheter to control spasticity and/or pain. The dose is determined by a doctor and then the pump is programmed to dispense that amount by a trained professional. The medication in the pump needs to be replenished regularly to control your condition. The frequency of the refilling is determined by the size of the pump’s reservoir, the concentration of the medication and the rate the medication is being pumped through the catheter.

What is intrathecal drug delivery and why is it beneficial?


Intrathecal drug delivery places medication directly into the area that surrounds the spinal cord. This method of medication delivery allows for lower dosing of drugs than would be needed orally or subcutaneously (under the skin). It also delivers highly concentrated medication directly to where it is needed, thereby minimizing side effects and maximizing effectiveness. The medication does not enter the blood stream and 
is very beneficial if you have chronic conditions that are difficult to control.

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