Friday, January 18, 2013
Heritage Valley Health System also announced new board leaders for 2013.
A Sewickley resident has been named the newest member of the Heritage Valley Health System's board of directors, according to the health system. Elisa DiTommaso is a certified public accountant, has an extensive background in corporate finance and capital markets and is a civic and community leader in the Sewickley and Pittsburgh area. In addition to serving on the Heritage Valley board, she is president of the Child Health Association of Sewickley, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization engaged in charitable giving and volunteer service to improve the quality of life of children in western Pennsylvania. Most recently, she was the senior vice president of finance and treasurer for iStar Financial and chief financial officer for TriNet …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This flu season is considered one of the worst in recent years. Heritage Valley Health System is continuing to monitor its situation daily to stay ahead of the virus.
Heritage Valley Health System is dealing with a higher-than-usual volume of flu cases this winter, considered to be the worst flu season in recent years. Starting just before Christmas, Tom Pangburn, director of emergency services at Heritage Valley Health System, said both the Sewickley and Beaver hospitals in the health system began seeing an uptick in influenza-type flu cases. “It’s continued to be consistently high with peaks and valleys since that time,” Pangburn said. While numbers fluctuate with more visits on Sundays and Mondays, Pangburn said the emergency room department is seeing about 10 to 15 percent more visits per day than a year ago, when there wasn't a huge influenza outbreak. Heritage Valley’s multi-disciplinary …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Area households are being called upon at home to participate in the survey through early January.
If you are a resident of western Allegheny or Beaver counties, your household may be called on to help improve the health of the community. Heritage Valley Health System is conducting a telephone survey to determine the health status and needs of residents. The calls began on Nov. 26 and will end in early January. The survey is being conducted as part of a Community Health Needs Assessment and is completely anonymous and confidential, according to Heritage Valley. Some 400 randomly selected households will be called at their home telephone number to participate in a health assessment survey. Questions are designed to determine areas where western Allegheny and Beaver counties are healthier than other communities across the state and…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The collaboration with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is expected to attract a number of medical students to Sewickley.
From the bridges above to the rivers below, Western Pennsylvania has plenty of qualities to attract people to live here. We can add more opportunities for medical doctors to that list. Heritage Valley Health System has teamed up with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to create housing and classroom space in Sewickley for PCOM medical students who choose to complete their third- and fourth-year core rotations here. Norm Mitry, president and CEO at Heritage Valley, said the partnership provides an opportunity for Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital to host medical students and to potentially attract more medical doctors to the area. “We believe this will encourage young physicians to remain in the region through their…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of area breast cancer support groups.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of local resources and support groups. “Support groups are really beneficial,” says Debra Somerrs Copit, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and a member of the medical advisory board for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. “When patients are told they’re sick, it can be an out of body experience and they aren’t taking in everything the doctor is saying. It can be helpful to…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Construction on Esmark's global headquarters moves forward in Edgeworth.
Esmark founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Jim Bouchard, was joined by company executives and his construction crew last Friday as they gathered to sign the last key girder at the construction site for their new global headquarters. The building is located in Edgeworth and will be home to not only Esmark, but to Heritage Valley Health System’s new medical mall. The future $9 million global headquarters is located off Route 65 in Edgeworth. The building includes a three-story, 39,000 square-foot structure with a rooftop patio and 27 underground parking places. According to David Kosick, Sr. spokesperson for Esmark, the construction is on-schedule with an estimated completion date of late 2012 or early 2013.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Moon clinic will provide treatment to patients who may have difficulty with travel due to the closing of the Aliquippa-Ambridge Bridge.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
In light of the closing of the Aliquippa-Ambridge Bridge and its impending effect on traffic patterns, Heritage Valley is expanding clinical services in Moon Township and the airport area. A sixth ConvenientCare location at 935 Thorn Run Road in Moon is set to open Thursday to provide treatment to patients with minor illness and injuries. ConvenientCare is a walk-in clinic, open seven days a week, with extended hours and a staff of certified registered nurse practitioners. The satellite location will complement other services offered in the Thorn Run building, including diagnostic imaging and lab draw services, Signature Rehab outpatient rehabilitation services, an office location for the Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center, the …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
New directors took office as of Jan. 1.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Heritage Valley Sewickley Foundation has added two new local members to its five-member board of directors. New members Dr. Qurashia (Corrie) Manjoo, and attorney John J. Edson have joined the board for 2012, effective Jan. 1. Current officers include Scott Elste, chairman; Greg Smith, vice chairman; and Lynn Vescio, secretary and treasurer. Dr. Corrie Manjoo, MPH, is a phlebologist dedicated to the treatment of venous insufficiency with Heritage Valley VeinCareat the Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center office in Leetsdale. Manjoo graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; completed her rotating internship at Northdale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; and a residency in internal medicine at the Medical …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Features include finding services closest to you, learning the number of patients currently receiving services, push-button dialing and location maps and directions.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Heritage Valley Health System has released “iHVHS,” an Apple iPhone app that delivers real-time patient activity information and assists users in finding Heritage Valley services closest to their location, Heritage Valley announced today. The iHVHS app is free and available through the Health & Fitness category of the Apple iTunes App Store, according to a statement from Heritage Valley. The 1.10 version of the iHVHS app features a mobile edition of the popular “Patient Activity Indicator,” which has been available at heritagevalley.org since June 2009. The activity indicators show, in real-time, how many patients are currently receiving services at various Heritage Valley locations, including the emergency departments at the hospitals in…