State Senate confirms Dr. Hage's nomination to Council on Aging

Dr. Brenda Hage
The Pennsylvania Senate recently confirmed the nomination of Brenda L. Hage, Ph.D., D.N.P, C.R.N.P., associate professor of nursing and director of graduate nursing programs at Misericordia University, to the Pennsylvania Council on Aging.

Dr. Hage was nominated to the state post by Gov. Tom Corbett in September to fill a vacated position. The state Senate unanimously approved Dr. Hage’s nomination to the 21-member board on Nov. 1. The Pennsylvania Council on Aging acts as an advisor to the governor and the Department of Aging on the planning, coordination and delivery of services to older people. The council also serves as an advocate for the elderly in the commonwealth, according to the agency.

“I am extremely honored to have been nominated by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate for this position,’’ said Dr. Hage. “This worthwhile agency has been a strong supporter and resource for countless Pennsylvania seniors through the years. I look forward to advocating for the needs of seniors in the commonwealth and contributing to the work of the Pennsylvania Council on Aging.’’

Dr. Hage holds a Ph.D. in health-related sciences with a specialization in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Allied Health Professions, Medical College of Virginia campus in Richmond, Va. She also earned a doctorate of nursing practice from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pa. Dr. Hage is nationally board certified as a gerontological nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, adult health nurse practitioner and in nursing informatics. She maintains a clinical practice in physical and rehabilitation medicine with Dr. William Prebola, M.D., of the Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and she volunteers with the Hope Clinic in Trucksville, Pa., in family practice.

For more information about the nursing program at Misericordia University, please log on to or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 academic majors on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.