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Alumnus named COO of Mount Nittany Physician Group

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Alumnus James Prowant has been named chief operating officer of Mount Nittany Physician Group.

Originally from Lewisburg, Prowant holds a master’s degree in health care administration (1986) and a bachelor’s degree in biology (1978) from Penn State. He is also a certified medical practice executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Most recently, Prowant worked as the vice president for primary care operations at Lehigh Valley Physician Group, a subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network. Prowant has also worked in administrative roles at Ephrata Community Hospital in Ephrata; Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; and Susquehanna Health in Muncy; among other locations.

In his new role with Mount Nittany Physician Group, Prowant will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a growing, multispecialty physician group with more than 120 providers in 15 locations across the region.

For more information about Mount Nittany Physician Group, part of the Mount Nittany Health System, visit For more information about the master of health administration program, part of the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, visit

Last Updated September 11, 2014