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Lower Bucks Hospital Announces New Leadership Team

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Lower Bucks Hospital Announces New Leadership Team

From left to right: Abbie Lampe, Director of Behavioral Health, Rebecca Deuchar, Director of Emergency Services, Donna Casey, Chief Nursing Officer, Lisa Tavares, Director of Case Management, Dr. Ronak Bhimani, Chief Medical Officer, and *David Dolt, Director of Cardiovascular Services. *absent

Lower Bucks Hospital Announces New Leadership Team

BRISTOL, PA – March 7, 2018 – Lower Bucks Hospital today announced new members of its senior leadership team.

Dr. Ronak Bhimani was named Chief Medical Officer, Donna Casey was appointed Chief Nursing Officer, David P. Dolt was named Director of Cardiovascular Services, Lisa Tavares was appointed to be Director of Case Management, Rebecca Deuchar was named Director of Emergency Services, and Abbie Lampe was appointed Director of Behavioral Health.

“We have a strong leadership team in place that will ensure Lower Bucks Hospital continues to provide the highest quality outcomes for our patients,” said Interim CEO Ruben Garza.

Lower Bucks Hospital is one of three hospitals in the Philadelphia area by California-based Prime Healthcare. Founded in 1954, the 175-bed hospital has received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades along with Five Stars for appendectomies, treatment of pneumonia and treatment of sepsis.

Dr. Bhimani of Philadelphia joins Lower Bucks Hospital from Suburban Community Hospital, a Prime Healthcare hospital in Montgomery County, where he served as an academic hospitalist for the past two years.

Dr. Bhimani brings his expertise in internal medicine and administration to Lower Bucks Hospital. He is experienced managing both common and complex illness of adults and the elderly. He has experience caring for patients and families with end of life care, serving as a medical director of Kindred/Avalon Hospice. He also was a core faculty member of the internal medicine residency program at Suburban Hospital, and enjoys teaching residents to continue to grow and thrive as independent physicians upon graduation.

Dr. Bhimani received his medical degree from American University of Antigua in St. John’s and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio State University and completed his residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center/Case Western Reserve.

Casey of Middletown, DE, who has more than 30 years of nursing experience, joins Lower Bucks Hospital from Jefferson Health New Jersey Washington Township Hospital, where she served as chief nursing officer.

She previously held leadership roles at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, and Wilmington, DE.

Casey holds a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Nevada at Reno, a masters’ in clinical biomedical ethics from the University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

Dolt of Bensalem, PA, previously served as the interim nurse manager at Good Shepherd Penn Partners in Philadelphia, where he was responsible for the daily oversight, management, and budget administration for the long-term acute care hospital unit.

Dolt previously served in leadership roles within the Mercy Health System in Philadelphia and clinical nursing roles in the Aria Health System in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of the Frankford Hospital School of Nursing and holds a master’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Immaculata University.

Tavares of Bristol comes to Lower Bucks from the Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital in Bensalem, where she was a nurse manager in the inpatient unit. She previously worked at Aetna Better Health of New Jersey in Princeton, where she managed clinical and non-clinical staff members.

Tavares received her bachelor’s in nursing from Holy Family College in Philadelphia and is working toward a master’s degree in nursing administration from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ.

Deuchar of Doylestown comes to Lower Bucks from Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Upper Darby, where she was the clinical nurse director of the hospitals 37-bed Emergency Department. She previously held leadership positions in the Emergency Department at Lansdale Hospital.

Deuchar holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cedar Crest College and earned a master’s degree in biomedical science from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, in Stratford, NJ. She returned to school and earned an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College.

Lampe of Lansdale joins Lower Bucks from The Kirkbride Center in Philadelphia, where she was director of nursing for the 250-bed hospital and substance use rehabilitation center. She previously worked for the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a nurse manager at VA hospitals in Orlando and Philadelphia.

Lampe received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and her master’s in nursing administration from La Salle University in Philadelphia.


Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, behavioral health, radiology, emergency medicine, and general surgery. Lower Bucks has 700 employees with more than 300 physicians on staff.