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October 7

LCH Health and Community Services Nurse Practitioner Earns National Mental Health Specialty Certification

Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialists Benefit Children in the Community

WEST GROVE, PA (October 10, 2022) – Atley Aaron CRNP, MSN, CPN has earned the national added qualifications credential of Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS®) after successfully passing the rigorous exam from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. To date there are more than 600 PMHS experts in the United States. Aaron serves as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) West Grove location.

LCH Medical Director, Joseph Greco, MD, stated, “At LCH, our passion, energy, personality, diversity, and commitment to the community makes us unique. Atley is dedicated and talented and we are proud to announce her PMHS certification.  Congratulations, Atley!”.

PMHS specialty certification is an objective, measurable way of validating the added expertise of advanced practice nurses in child and adolescent developmental, behavioral, and mental health within primary care settings. With the PMHS certification Aaron has acquired additional knowledge to evaluate, treat, and manage many common developmental, behavioral, and mental health concerns within the medical home or specialty clinics.

About PMHS and PNCB:

The PMHS certification program is accredited and meets the rigorous standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Established in 1975, PNCB certifies more than 56,000 nursing professionals who actively hold at least one of our four credentials: Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-AC), Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC), and Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS). Learn more about our work at and

About LCH:

LCH (LCH Health and Community Services) is a diverse, dynamic health care and patient services team that is dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to stay healthy. LCH believes in quality, integrated, person-centered care that supports health and well-being for all. Founded in 1973, LCH has been changing lives for almost fifty years. LCH accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance. Insurance or no insurance, LCH will take care of you. LCH evaluates our patients to determine their eligibility for discounted services. Our sliding scale fees are based on patient’s income and family size. LCH doesn’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay.

For more information about PMHS certification or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, visit For more information on LCH Health and Community Services Pediatrics call 610-444-7550 Ext. 2012.