For the past 15 years, Dr. Robert Howse Jr., MD, CMD, was affiliated with Moravian Manor Communities and served as our Medical Director for the last 14 years. Earlier this fall, he announced that he was hanging up his white coat and stethoscope and retiring effective December 31, 2021.

On Tuesday, December 21, MMC held a retirement party for Dr. Howse in Steinman Hall, on the Founders Campus.  When asked if he has any plans for retirement, Dr. Howse replied that first and foremost he wants to spend more time with his wife, Tami. Come warmer months, he looks forward to doing more biking and hiking. He also plans to spend more time practicing the piano and violin to hone those skills.

Dr. Howse graduated from University of Maryland Medical School and the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He was board certified in Family Medicine, had a Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Geriatrics and a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care. During his career, his areas of interest were capacity evaluation, medical direction and medical education. He also served a medical consultant for the Lancaster County Office of Aging, providing formal capacity evaluations for elderly individuals. In addition, he was the Assistant Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program.

We wish Dr. Howse all the best in this new chapter of life. Words cannot express our gratitude for the excellent care he has provided to MMC residents these past 14 years.