Congressman Fred Keller recognizes UPMC Williamsport Dr. Rutul Dalal as a “PA-12 COVID-19 Hero”

June 26, 2020
Press Release
Thanks Dr. Dalal for community engagement, frontline work during pandemic

WASHINGTON – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Thursday recognized UPMC Williamsport Dr. Rutul Dalal as a “PA-12 COVID-19 Hero” for his efforts in community engagement, sharing information, and frontline work during the Coronavirus pandemic.


During the pandemic, Dr. Dalal reassured the community of central and northeastern Pennsylvania about healthcare surge capacity and testing capacity while providing useful information on COVID-19 preventative measures.


In March, Dr. Dalal joined Congressman Keller for a COVID-19 tele-town hall where he spoke to people from across the district on a wide-array of topics related to Coronavirus.


“In the early days of the pandemic, Dr. Dalal, along with the administration of UPMC Williamsport, provided a critical voice of reason, calm, and thoughtfulness in reassuring our community of local healthcare providers’ ability to deal with COVID-19,” Congressman Keller said on the House Floor. “Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Dalal has spoken with many area lawmakers, community leaders and groups, and others while maintaining his hospital responsibilities on the front lines of fighting this terrible virus. For his work, professionalism, and expertise, Dr. Dalal is truly a PA-12 COVID-19 hero.”


You can watch the full remarks on the House Floor HERE.