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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

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Sincerely,

Tom Killion


Legislation Would Help to Promote Telemedicine in PA

On Wednesday I introduced Senate Bill 1318, which is aimed at promoting telemedicine in Pennsylvania. Telemedicine – the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications – can expand Pennsylvanians’ access to specialized care, save time and costs and improve health care outcomes. My bill would enable Pennsylvania to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is a group of states that have entered into an agreement to make medical practice across state lines less complicated. This legislation will allow specialty doctors to treat patients from all over the state and county especially helping in underserved urban and rural areas.

Pennsylvania is home to some of the best medical centers in the country. This legislation will enable doctors will be able to treat patients close to home – saving the time and costs of travel costs. This would also allow for Pennsylvania residents to seek medical assistance from specialist in other states that have entered the compact. With health care being more accessible than ever before, there is a shortage of physicians available, particularly in certain specialized fields of medicine. Joining the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact we can assure that Pennsylvanians have access to the best health care available. This legislation and technology will not only be save citizens money associated with travel, it will help save lives all across Pennsylvania and reduce health care costs.


Pennell Elementary School Works to Designate Quartz as PA State Rock

This past week I visited Pennell Elementary School in Aston Township to talk to first grade students about their proposal to have Quartz become the official state rock of Pennsylvania. Their idea was sent to me in a video via twitter. The first graders conducted a survey within their class, as well as including opinions from other students across the state. These results were then incorporated into a creative musical YouTube video. I was so impressed by all the hard work that they put into this project, that I have drafted legislation, Senate Bill 1314, to designate Quartz as the official rock of Pennsylvania.   Hopefully  soon, thanks to the bright and talented minds at Pennell Elementary, Quartz could become our state’s official rock.

Check out Pennell Elementary First Grader’s “Rock” and Roll video!


Open House Scheduled for Sat, June 25, in Glen Mills

Just as a reminder that I will be hosting an Open House at my Glen Mills District Office Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. I look forward to meeting you, finding out what I can do for you, and answering questions about your concerns. My staff will also be available to help you with any issues you may have, and light refreshments will be served. I hope to see you there.


Satellite Offices Provide Convenient Service to Residents

Satellite offices have been set up throughout the 9th District to provide close-to-home services to area residents. The location and hours are listed here:

Nether Providence Township Building
214 Sykes Lane
Wallingford, PA 19086
1st Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Edgmont Township Building
1000 Gradyville Road
Gradyville, PA 19039
2nd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Borough of Marcus Hook
10th and Green Streets
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
3rd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kennett Square Township Building
801 Burrows Run Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
4th Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


How to Contact Me

I have a staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-5183
Fax: 610-358-5184

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