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Ron Corl honored by Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber

Posted: 11/14/2011

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber paid tribute to veterans and a past board member, Ron Corl, who is also a veteran on Thursday night at the Windber American Legion. Rep. Mark Critz was the keynote speaker at the event, which also promoted the hospital's VeteranCare Service. Critz said he felt honored that he was invited to be the speaker.

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Local Marine Participates In Son's Birth Via Webcam

Posted: 4/21/2011

A local Marine stationed in Japan was able to be part of his son's birth thanks to a webcam and Skype. Greg Barron, of Rockwood, Somerset County, and Shyla Collins welcomed baby Gavin into the world Tuesday afternoon at Windber Hospital. While Barron said he wished he could be there, the webcam was next best thing.

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Health care employees help send soldiers care packages

Posted: 12/4/2010

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber's Planetree, VeteranCare and the Helping Hands Committees have put together holiday care packages to send to military personnel who are stationed in Afghanistan. Kim Oleksa, the foundation's director, said the three large boxes included everything from personal care supplies to snacks that were donated by employees and people using the hospital. "We sent out a request to the employees via e-mail asking for donations," she said. "We also set up boxes throughout the hospital where people could donate items."

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Windber hospital to focus on care for veterans

Posted: 11/1/2010

"We will officially begin to introduce VeteranCare, a new niche of WindberCare at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber," Windber Medical Center president and CEO Barbara Cliff said. "VeteranCare is being developed as a type of Planetree patient-centered care that responds to the unique needs of veterans within an acute care hospital." As the only Planetree patient-centered care hospital in Pennsylvania and one of only 12 Planetree designated hospitals in the world, Windber Medical Center is uniquely positioned to enhance the inpatient and outpatient care of veterans from a mind, body and spiritual perspective, Cliff said. As for those veterans who are currently cared for within the VA system, she said the hospital will continue to support that setting for their primary care. "Windber Medical Center is proud to be instituting VeteranCare within our Planetree patient-centered care environment. It is an honor to care for veterans and to extend thanks and appreciation to those who have been willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our country," she said.

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Windber hospital salutes its veterans

Posted: 11/1/2010

It was just a lapel pin and round of applause, but Army veteran Sylvester Baran said Monday's VeteranCare reception was the most meaningful honor he has received for his service. "I thought that was one of the nicest programs anybody could have done," Baran, 77, said after the Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber event Monday in WindberPlace conference center. Baran has been employed for 16 years as a courier for the medical center. He was among 36 hospital employees, physicians, volunteers and board members recognized Monday for their military service. The program introduced VeteranCare, the medical center's new focus on responding to the unique health care needs of military veterans, hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Barbara Cliff said during the program.

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