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Free Speech and Language Screenings for Children at WGH

By George Lilja
March 10, 2017 Category: General

Free Speech and Language screenings for children offered at Warren General Hospitals RehabWorks Department at the parent/guardians convenience. They are available to any age and the child will be assessed in areas of listening, understanding, and speaking. They are short 15 minute screenings. Children with undiagnosed speech and language deficits have a higher chance of having difficulties in the educational setting later in life. Children are growing and learning very rapidly from birth to 5, which makes early intervention crucial to age-appropriate development. Theresa Cook -- Speech/Language Pathologist at WGH RehabWorks To register for these free screenings contact Theresa Cook, our new Speech/Language Pathologist, at 814-726-4070.

Save-the-Date, WGH Summer Sizzler Golf Outing August 21, 2017

By George Lilja
February 21, 2017 Category: General

SAVE THIS DATE: AUGUST 21, 2017 WARREN GENERAL HOSPITAL SUMMER SIZZLER GOLF TOURNAMENT CONEWANGO VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB 10 AM REGISTRATION 11AM SHOTGUN START Lunch and Dinner will be Served More Details and Information, to follow shortly! All proceeds benefit your independent community Hospital EXCEPTIONAL CARE. EXCEPTIONALLY CLOSE.

"Clash for Cancer" H.S. wrestling match raises money for WGH Cancer Center

By George Lilja
February 16, 2017 Category: General

Fridays wrestling match between county rivals Warren and Eisenhower H.S. certainly lived up to its billing, helping the WGH CCC. When the dust settled, the Dragons walked away with a 42-27 win in front of a packed house of over 1,000 fans at the Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium. The action on the mat would have been plenty on its own, but the teams also participated inClash for Cancernight, in which they combined to raise money for the Warren General Hospital Cancer Care Center of Warren through t-shirt sales, concessions and a 50-50. Terry Cook, Director of the WGH Cancer Center, accepting the check of $2,760.05 from Warren Area High School Head Wrestling Coach, Dean Johson, Warrens Jock Shop Store, Matt Congy and WAHS Wrestling Booster President, Dick Balas. Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt Warrens Alex Weston lifts Eisenhowers Sam Holt off the mat during their 132-pound match Friday at Warren Area High School. Weston ended up winning via pinfall in overtime to help the Dragons

Behavioral Health Department passes DOH quality and safety measures

By George Lilja
February 14, 2017 Category: General

On February 8th 2017 the Behavioral Health Department underwent its annual Department of Health (DOH) licensing survey. For the third year in a row, the Psychiatric Department has achieved 100% compliance with all of the measures DOH uses to evaluate the quality and safety of the department. The Department of Health annually monitors compliance of all psychiatric inpatient hospitals across the state. Particularly notable about this recent survey, was the positive feedback the reviewers shared regarding the quality of care and management of exceptionally challenging cases. This speaks to the quality of care 3C staff provide, while working hard to reduce the stigma of Mental Health. When I is replaced by We, illness becomes Wellness. -Adler

WGH, WCSD and Highmark team up on H.S. Athletic Trainers Program

By George Lilja
February 08, 2017 Category: General

Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt Highmark provided the Warren County School District with a $50,000 grant to extend athletic trainer services for another year. Pictured at the check presentation prior to Fridays wrestling match at Warren Area High School are, from left, Physicians Assistant Luke Hoffmeister, Dr. Simon Amsdell, Nina Ferraro of Highmark, WCSD Athletic Director Rick Gignac, School Board President Donna Zariczny, Karl McFadden of Highmark, Dr. P.J. Lattanzio, Dr. Mason Tootell, Athletic Trainer Andrea Shene, and WCSD Superintendent Amy Stewart. For the second year, Warren County School District will have funding for an athletic trainer through a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield with assistance from Warren General Hospital. Trainer Andrea Shene was joined by Warren General Hospital staff members Dr. Simon Amsdell, Dr. P.J. Lattanzio, Dr. Mason Tootell, and Physicians Assistant Luke Hoffmeister, who have provided or will provide medical coverage at sporting events this

WGH not feeling pressure to affiliate

By George Lilja
February 08, 2017 Category: General

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry. The Warren General Hospital Cancer Care Center offers the kind of services that hospital leadership fear might be moved to another facility if the hospital were to merge with a hospital system. WGH wants to keep this service at home in Warren. CEO: Warren General Hospital not feeling pressure to affiliate Feb 4, 2017 Brian Ferry Staff Reporter bferry@timesobserver.com While other hospitals in the region affiliate with industry giants, Warren General Hospital is apparently not feeling that pressure. The hospitals budget is about to be in the black for the first time in years. Top-notch doctors are making their way to Warren from major hospital systems across the country. And the hospital continues to offer locally services that are becoming increasingly rare in community hospitals. The leadership of the hospital has reasons to want to retain local control. Our vision is an independent, community-focused hospital delivering world-class

Free Diabetes Education Classes at WGH

By George Lilja
January 31, 2017 Category: General

Diabetes Education Classes are free to the public and will be held the 1st Wednesday of every month from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, in Conference Room C at WGH. The first class is starting on Wednesday Februarys 1st, 2017. Presenters are: Agnes McKenna, Registered Dietitian, Stephanie Dipenti, WGH Staff Pharmacist and Deb Whitton, PTA For more information call Agnes McKenna at: 814-723-4973 extension 1803

WGH Donates EpiPens to Warren YMCA

By George Lilja
January 23, 2017 Category: General

The EpiPen is used in the event of a severe allergic reaction. In addition to the donation, WGH has provided EpiPen training to the Warren YMCA. The hospital is pleased to be able to donate these important life-saving EpiPens to the YMCA, WGH CEO Rick Allen said. Our partnership with the YMCA has been very successful and we look forward to finding more ways in which our relationship can bring value to our community. Damion Wise, the Director of WGH Pharmacy, states that the EpiPen is an injection that contains epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. EpiPens have become a necessity for families with children suffering from severe allergies to counter effects like wheezing, uneven breathing, decreased heart rate, swelling and other potentially fatal reactions. The allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) treated with the use of EpiPen include those from insect stings or bites, food, drugs, and other allergens. Timing of giving the injection is vital

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program Recognizes WGH

By George Lilja
January 06, 2017 Category: General

Warren General Hospital was recently recognized by theNational Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Programas a Silver Safe Sleep Leader, for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.They are one of the first hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive the title. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created byCribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being Cribs for Kids partners, Warren General Hospital was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents and staff. Sleep-Related Death (SRD) results in the loss of more than 3,500 infants every year in the U.S., said Michael H. Goodstein, M.D., neonatologist and medical director of research at Cribs for Kids.We know that consistent education can have a profound effect on infant mortality,

WGH Voted Favorite Hospital in 2016

By George Lilja
December 09, 2016 Category: General

WGH voted 2016 Favorite Hospital, Home Health Care Agency, Physical Therapy Center and Physicians Assistant/Nurse Practitioner for the year 2016. Thank you to all of the Warren Times Observer Newspaper Readers who voted WGH their Best Choice in health care!

RehabWorks adds speech-language pathologist to their team!

By George Lilja
September 26, 2016 Category: General

Theresa Cook joins the team of growing specialist at RehabWorks as a speech-language pathologist. Theresa has experience with the evaluation and treatment of children with various speech and language disorders.

Warren General Hospital Earns AABB Accreditation

By George Lilja
August 23, 2016 Category: General

Warren General Hospital Laboratory Services has been granted the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) accreditation according to John Graves, the Director of Laboratory Services at WGH. Accreditation follows and intensive onsite assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, WGH joined similar facilities located throughout the United States and around the world that also have earned a ABB Accreditation. Pictured: Michele Chiaravalloti, WGHs Blood Bank Team Leader, played a major role in obtaining the AABB accreditation.

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