Blog - Month: March 2020

New WGH visitation policy due to the recent COVID-19 spike

By George Lilja
November 24, 2020 Category: General

Warren General Hospital will no longer allow visitors. This is out of an abundance of caution due to increased Covid-19 activity in the Warren County area and across the region. Several exceptions will remain in place, including: One support person for surgical patients One support person for ER patients One parent/guardian with a minor child One support person for laboring mothers End-of-life patients may have visitors as permitted by their attending physician WMG, RehabWorks, and Wound Care patients are permitted to have one healthy person accompany them to their appointments Any person entering WGH or WMG must be screened at the entrance and will be required to wear a mask at all times. All support persons must be 18 years of age or older, and the support person must remain the same person throughout the stay. Any patient who is positive or under investigation, for Covid-19, will not be permitted to have visitors at any time. Thank You, WGH.

2020 WGH Auxiliary Angel Giving Tree

By George Lilja
November 10, 2020 Category: General

During the coming holiday season our beautiful Angel Giving Trees will once holiday grace the Outpatient lobby of the hospital and the lobby of the Cancer Care Center. For a minimum donation of $5.00 per name, you can honor or memorialize a friend or family member, medical professional or a loved one. All of those remembered will be listed in a beautiful calligraphy honor/memorial book placed near the trees in each lobby. You can request an Angel Giving Tree form by calling (814) 723- 4973 ext. 1835; forms are also available at both locations near the honor/memorial books. Or you can click on this link below and down load the Angel Giving Tree form: 2020 Angle Giving Tree Form Donations will benefit the many WGH Auxiliary projects. Please indicate on the form which tree you would like your angels to be places on, WGH Main Lobby or Cancer Care Center. Please make checks payable to the WGH Auxiliary. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can also be mailed to: WGH Auxiliary

Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at WGH

By George Lilja
November 03, 2020 Category: General

On October 27th, 2020 a Maternity/Pediatric Nurse at Warren General Hospital was Honored The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurse. The award is part of the DAISY Foundations program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The fourth DAISY Award recipient at Warren General Hospital is Holly Payne, RN. Holly was nominated by a patient she cared for on the Maternity Unit back in September, 2020. This patient claims she had a procedure done and was having increased pain as well as personal issues in her life. The patient states she knew Holly was very busy but was always pleasant, kind and empathetic. Holly communicated her plan of care and how to get her pain under control. The time Holly took to educate her about the process was vital to her healing progress. The Patient continued to say, As I was crying, Holly took time to sit down, hug me, reassured me and kept me in a positive focus on my recovery. When Holly said she would be back to check on her patient, she

WGH voted #1 hospital

By George Lilja
October 01, 2020 Category: General

Recognition is especially meaningful during the COVID–19 pandemic

By George Lilja
April 02, 2020 Category: General

Dear WGH and WMG Nurses- We cant thank you enough for all you and your colleagues are doing to keep the public safe and COVID-19 contained. During this trying time, WGH will continue to accept DAISY award nominees. Electronic submissions are available through our website https://www.wgh.org/daisy-award-nomination The DAISY Awardfor Extraordinary Nurses honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. Nurses are honored for their extraordinary acts of compassion at a ceremony that is held each quarter. Patients and their families nominate nurses for the award and are invited to attend the ceremony if the nurse they nominate wins. Please take the time to share your story of what your nurse has meant to you, and your nurse may be selected to receive this meaningful recognition

Hospital Billing?

By George Lilja
March 19, 2020 Category: General

HOSPITAL BILLING? During the current community health emergency, we ask that any patient making a payment on their Warren General Hospital or Warren Medical Group bill to either mail the payment or make the payment online. Our mailing address is 2 Crescent Park West, Warren PA 16365. An online payment can be made atwww.wgh.org, click on Make A Payment under Quick Links at the bottom of the web page. If you have a question regarding your bill for Warren General Hospital or Warren Medical Group, please call 814-726-1424 or 1-866-814-5421. We are taking these measures to protect the health of our community residents. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.

For more information on the Coronavirus

By George Lilja
March 18, 2020 Category: General

For more information on the Coronavirus view landing page: If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call the Warren General Hospital COVID-19 information line: 814-723-3319. Calls will be answered by a medical professional from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. For updates and more information on COVID-19, please refer to the following websites: CDC website: www.cdc.gov Pennsylvania: www.health.pa.gov

New Health Insurance plans at WGH

By George Lilja
March 06, 2020 Category: General

GREETINGS from WGH! Over the past few months there has been significant work completed on two very important healthcare insurance plans serving residents in our community. WGH is pleased to announce that we have signed agreements with the following healthcare plans; Pennsylvania Health and Wellness (PA Health and Wellness) - a community Medicaid Managed Care (MCO) Plan. Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN) - a provider choice plan serving veterans in our community. Residents living in Warren and the surrounding region covered by these healthcare plans now have unfettered access to the outstanding inpatient and outpatient care and service delivered to you by the dedicated and compassionate staff of Warren General Hospital.

Federal Price Transparency Requirements

By George Lilja
January 14, 2019 Category: General

Click on links below: 2018 Average Charge by DRG 2018 Charge Master Pricing Consumer Friendly 2018 Average Charge by DRG Consumer Friendly 2018 Charge Master Pricing Our Hospitals view of Federal Price Transparency Requirements December 2018 In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a requirement that, as of January 1, 2019, hospitals must make available a list of our current standard charges via the Internet in a machine-readable format at least annually. A machine-readable format is a format that can be easily integrated into a computer system or statistical program (e.g., XML, CSV). This could be in the form of the chargemaster (a standard itemized pricing format used by all hospitals) itself or another form of the hospitals choice, as long as the information is in machine-readable format. The agency had not previously required standard hospital charges to be available in a machine-readable format, nor had it required that the list is posted

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