Inpatient Pediatric Unit to Remain Open at Warren General Hospital

By George Lilja
June 27, 2017 Category: General

Warren General Hospital has suspended plans to close the Inpatient Pediatric Care Unit. As always, outpatient care for pediatric patients remains available including: Emergency Care visits Surgical visits Walk in Care visits All Diagnostic services All Rehabilitation services 24 hour Observation and Treatment to address pediatric issues such as dehydration and croup. Like most small community hospitals, economic conditions exist that require difficult decisions to be made. Warren General Hospital strives to remain an independent and community focused hospital so that decision making can continue to be local and we can continue to work collaboratively to address future challenges. It is critical that the citizens of our community use the services at Warren General Hospital. Rick Allen, WGH CEO said; Many Warren residents have passionately expressed their need for and desire to keep available inpatient pediatric care. We hear your concerns and are responding. We ask this same

Barbara Myers from Northwest Savings Bank is the winner of iPad Air 2

By George Lilja
June 16, 2017 Category: General

Warren General Hospital presented its services at the NWSB Health Fair to hundreds of Northwest Savings Bank employees who left their offices for a health break during work Wednesday June 7th. Northwest Professional Development and Wellness Officer Cameron Frantz said the annual event draws about 450 employees on average year per year. George Lilja, Executive Director of Marketing and Development, from Warren General Hospital promoted a variety of information on new WGH doctors Dr. David Lesseski, family medicine; Dr. Simon Amsdell, orthopedic surgeon; and Dr. Justin Brower, general surgeon and new services aquatic pool at RehabWorks and seven-day-a-week availability at the Walk-In Care center. The hospital also provided skin checks, amongst other things. Dan Grolemundof RehabWorks had a hand dynamometer for testing grip strength and the charts to tell people how their grips compared to Barbara Myers,who works in Online Banking as an Operations Specialist for NWSB, was the raffle

WGH present at Jamestown NY Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

By George Lilja
June 12, 2017 Category: General

Warren General Hospital offered medical coverage for the Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournament in Jamestown NY this June. The Warren Medical Group nurses and staff provided medical care for the area basketball players competing in the event. Dr. P.J. Lattanzio, a WGH Orthopedic Surgeon, was also on hand promoting our Sports Medicine services offered at Warren General Hospital. After a six-year time out, theGus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournamentmade a return to downtown Jamestown. The Post-Journal is one of three area newspapers that inked a three-year deal with Gus Macker to bring the event back on June 3rd and 4th. People get together have fun, play basketball. Families come downtown, watch their kids play basketball, watch their relatives play basketball. It really is about bringing the community together, said Michael Bird, The Post-Journal publisher and tournament co-director. The real value is getting people that otherwise have not been downtown, visitors from outside the

WGH Auxiliary Board Fundraiser at Bob Evans June 12th

By George Lilja
June 07, 2017 Category: General

The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board is holding a Bob Evans Fundraiser Monday, June 12th from 8am - 8pm. Bob Evans will donate to the Auxiliary 15% on Mondays sales generated from the flyers presented at the time of check out. Flyers will be valid on Dine In or Carry Out meals, flyers are available at the WGH Window Box Gift Shop and the Inpatient and Outpatient Desks. Proceeds benefit all Auxiliary programs projects at our community hospital.

What About Bob? WTO Article

By George Lilja
May 23, 2017 Category: General

What About Bob? That question may remind movie goers of the 1991 American black comedy starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Murray plays a psychiatric patient (Bob), who follows his egotistical psychiatrist on vacation. Painfully neurotic, Bob purses Dr. Marvins recovery approach called Baby steps and take a vacation from your problems. Using the approach, Bob stabilizes. However, in the process; he pushes the doctor over the edge. Despite driving his doctor crazy, Bobs silliness and humor win over Marvins family, injecting mirth and fun into the once too serious household. Bob might remind you of some you know. Mental illness is exhausting, to the person experiencing it, to those who support the person and sometimes to those who treat it. A stable home and/or a supportive family are essential for mental health and mental health recovery. In this case, the hopelessly neurotic Bob gets better and happily finds a family- one that accepts and loves him for who he is and what he

WGH Set to Transition Ownership of Dental Services to Community Health Center

By George Lilja
May 16, 2017 Category: General

Warren General Hospital has announced that a large Community Health Center will assume ownership of the Hospitals two dental practices. Crescent Park Dental, located within the hospital at 2 West Crescent Park, Entrance C and Tidioute Dental of 115 Main Street will be operated by Primary Health Network (PHN). The transition is set to occur June 1, 2017. Warren General Hospital was extremely supportive when Primary Health Network expanded into the Warren Community in March of 2015 and is confident this change will benefit patients in many ways. Warren General Hospital is excited to endorse the transition of dental care to the Warren Community through Primary Health Network. PHN will operate the dental care of both the hospital based Dental Clinic and the Tidioute Dental Clinic. The transition will be seamless and continue to provide outstanding dental care to all ages moving forward with the existing staff and dentists. Please join me in welcoming the Primary Health Network Dental

Megan Miller April WGH Employee of the Month

By George Lilja
May 13, 2017 Category: General

Michelle Meyer would like to nominate Megan Miller from Group Medical Services for April Employee of the Month. Megan should be recognized for her dedication to Warren Medical Group and Warren General Hospital. Congratulations to Megan on being the April WGH Employee of the month!

iVantage Health Analytics ranks WGH in 2017 Top 100 Rural Hospitals

By George Lilja
May 03, 2017 Category: General

Warren General Hospital Named National 2017 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital iVantage Health Analytics index measured the 8 pillars of hospital strength to give Warren General Hospital a high ranking among 4,000 national rural hospitals.

WGH Voted Favorite Hospital in 2016

By George Lilja
May 02, 2017 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!

Senior Pharmacy Technician, Jeanette Still, preparing chemotherapy IV

By George Lilja
May 01, 2017 Category: General

Senior Pharmacy Technician, Jeanette Still, preparing chemotherapy IV under the supervision of pharmacist, Greta Kramer, Pharm.D. Jeanette is mixing IV medications in preparation for patient usage where she has to garb up, and mix it under a special hood. Most people have the idea that the hospital pharmacy would be similar to the same thing they see at commercial grocery store pharmacies. Those in hospital pharmacist careers provide, prepare and dispense medicines, special feeding solutions and diagnostic agents. They may also consult with doctors about the correct dosage and appropriate form and time of administration, and make physicians aware of any possible adverse reactions. Some professionals in hospital pharmacist positions now make patient rounds. Warren General Hospital pharmacists work with different types of medications than you would see in retail pharmacists. They use IV drugs that need a lot of preparation with a fair amount of calculation, mixing and checking that

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.

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

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,

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.

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