HVA CareConnect

CareConnect is a nurse practitioner service utilized by select HVA member communities, as a convenient clinical service for their senior living residents. Residents can now get an appointment with a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP) without having to leave their Senior Living Community.

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What is a CRNP?

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners hold advanced clinical degrees and are nationally certified. They provide primary and specialty health care to patients — from assessments and diagnosis, to treatment. In addition, they are at the forefront of providing preventative care.

What they do

  • Check-ups and physicals
    • Routine Exams
    • Blood pressure
    • Weight check
    • Immunizations
  • Advanced care planning
  • Assist in medication management
  • Preventive health
  • Chronic conditions (arthritis, diabetes, etc.)

Resident Benefits


  • Appointments right in your building
    • No need to drive
    • No need to arrange transportation
    • We come to you!

Coordinated Care

  • Work in conjunction with your Primary Care Physician (PCP)
  • All information about your appointment is shared with your PCP


  • Billed to your insurance like your regular doctor appointments
  • Accept all major insurance including Medicare, Medicaid and most managed care plans including Highmark and UPMC


Chad Burns

Chad Burns

Chad will be responsible for providing primary and specialty health care to our patients, from assessments and diagnosis, to treatment. He will provide physical exams to our patients and consult with their primary doctor to create efficient patient care plans. Chad is a compassionate and dedicated Practitioner committed to providing exceptional care.

Prior to joining HVA, Chad has over seven years of clinical experience in varying positions, most recently as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse at varying retirement homes. He received his Masters of Science degree in Nursing-Family Practice from Clarion/Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

Connie Kelly

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Connie is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) with HVA CareConnect. In addition to being a CRNP for the past four years, she has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse. Connie has an extremely deep clinical knowledge base in adult care with a particular focus in the specialties of cardiac care, wound care and palliative care.

Connie attended Chamberlain College of Nursing, in Downers Grove, Illinois receiving a Master of Science degree in family practice.

Tammy Black

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Tammy is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with HVA Care Connect. Bringing over 14 years of clinical experience, she is responsible for providing primary and specialty health care, from assessments and diagnosis, to treatment. She will consult with primary care physicians to create the most effective patient care plans and ensure a closed loop of communication.

In addition to being a Registered Nurse, Tammy has gained expertise as a Director of Nursing and Hospice Case Manager at various retirement communities. Tammy received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner from Clarion University in Clarion, PA.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 814-315-0035. HVA CareConnect is currently available at the following HVA member communities:

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Homes

  • Elmwood Gardens
  • Manchester Commons

Saint Mary’s Home of Erie

  • Saint Mary’s East
  • Saint Mary’s at Asbury Ridge