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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

Celebrate Spring with Daffodils

By George Lilja
January 31, 2017 Category: General

Need a pick-me-up, a thank you, or a gift for someone special? Announcing a new fundraiser, Celebrate Spring with Daffodils, are Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board President Linda Keverline and Vice President Kathy Keller. A definite sign of spring, these early blooming miniature daffodils last for an extended time in your garden and make great fresh cut blooms as well. A four inch pot of daffodils is $10.00 and can be pre-ordered with Debra Gray in the WGH Volunteer Office at 723-4973 ext. 1835. You can pay by cash or check at the time of pick-up in the WGH Outpatient Lobby on Tuesday April 11th from 11:00am to 4:00pm or on Wednesday April 12th from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Proceeds will benefit the WGH Cancer Care Center.

Maternity Child Education Classes Feb 2017

By George Lilja
January 26, 2017 Category: General

Be prepared for your babyregister for our informative 3- class session! Classes are taught by registered nurses that are certified childbirth educators that cover a full range of topics every mother father should know including: Hospital admission What to expect in labor Stages of labor and delivery Relaxation Pain Relief Postpartum Care Infant Care Cost: $60.00 per couple. Some insurances including Medicaid will reimburse for these classes. Contact your insurance company for information and reimbursement information after you register. Please bring pillow to your first class Please bring pillows to the first class. To register, please call Warren General Hospital Maternity at (814)723-3300 Ext.1681

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

WGH Auxiliary Board Health Care Scholarships 2017

By George Lilja
January 11, 2017 Category: General

The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary is again awarding scholarships to Warren County residents currently enrolled full-time in courses leading to certification and/or licensure in a professional health care field. Two health care courses must be part of the curriculum each semester. The moneycan be used for tuition, room, board and/or books. Applicants denied scholarships in a previous year are encouraged to reapply if their status now meets the required criteria. To begin the scholarship application process, applicants must submit atypewrittenintroductoryletterthat includesthe following information:(1) interest in the health care field; (2) financial need; (3)experience, if any, in the health care field; (4) volunteer and employment experience; and (5)when and where training will take place. If all criteria are met, an official application will then be sent to the applicant. This information must be mailed to the Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board President, postmarked on or

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!

WGH is expanding it's Occupational Medicine Program

By George Lilja
November 21, 2016 Category: General

WGH is expanding its Occupational Medicine program through Corporate Health Fairs. The latest local company to utilize WGH in their company health fair in November was Targeted Pet Treats (TPT) in Warren, PA. WGH provided flu shots for their employees, along with other hospital services that were present. The WGHs David E. Martin Dental Clinic and Tidioute Dental Clinic also had representatives for employees to meet with as well.

WGH welcomed hundreds at 2016 Senior Expo

By George Lilja
November 21, 2016 Category: General

WGH welcomed hundreds of visitors at their booths for the 2016 Warren County Senior Expo.The Warren/Forest Eldercare Council held the Expo on Friday, Oct. 28th at the Transit Authority of Warren County (TAWC) building.The Expo provided information and referral assistance to residents from a wide array of vendors, as well as flu shots, pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure testing, and Medicare D comparisons. The Expo was provided as a service for the older and/or disabled residents of the area. It attracted over seven hundred plus attendees and was a productive resource for the elderly and disabled members of our community. This event gives them the opportunity to come out and interact with the people and agencies that are here to meet their needs.

Korean War Veteran visits RehabWorks on Veterans Day

By George Lilja
November 11, 2016 Category: General

James V. Mazzu, a Korean War Veteran, visited Warren General Hospitals Rehabworks Department on Veterans Day (November 11th, 2016) dressed in his full military uniform. He is greeted by WGH RehabWorks employee Ryan Mangini. Veterans Day traces its origins back to the end of World War I. On Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice between the U.S. led Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Though the war wasnt officially over until the Treaty of Versailles was signed seven months later, the Nov. 11 is recognized as the end of the war to end all wars, according to the Veterans Administration.

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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