Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Welcomes Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC). She joins breast specialists Trudi Brown, MD and Deborah Sims, MD and began seeing patients this month.

As a nurse practitioner, Eckenrod provides follow-up care for patients with breast problems, diseases, and cancers, as well as educates patients about the importance of early detection, prevention, and screening.

“I look forward to educating and teaching patients about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle with healthy nutrition and physical activity, performing their monthly self-breast examinations, and getting their screening mammograms. Early detection is the critical key,” said Eckenrod.

Eckenrod is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She obtained her Master of Science with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner from Carlow University, a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Eckenrod is also a graduate of Conemaugh School of Nursing.

Since becoming a nurse practitioner, in addition to breast care, Eckenrod has acquired a broad range of experience in family practice, geriatrics, long term care, personal care, hospice, and wound care. She also has 20 years of experience as a registered nurse in the critical care setting.

To schedule an appointment with a practitioner at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, call 814-467-0044.

About Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center
The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) opened in February 2002 offering comprehensive and personalized breast care in one convenient location. The JMBCC is exists to prevent and treat diseases of the breast and other conditions that can impact the lives of the women served. The tools and techniques used include digital mammography, ultrasound, breast biopsies, breast MRI, bone densitometry, genetic counseling, research studies, and a female breast surgeon on-site.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit