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Windber-Based Expert Urges Action on Communication and Swallowing Difficulties During Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is national Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), and Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber speech-language pathologist Shannon Butler is using this year’s observance to encourage residents to seek an evaluation for a communication or swallowing disorder if they have concerns about themselves, a child, or another loved one. These disorders are common in …

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TOGNO Check Presentation to JMBCC 2022

Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Donates $143,330 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center

On April 27, members of the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out (TOGNO) Foundation presented a donation of $143,330 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year, the Foundation holds an annual fundraising event that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The 14th annual event …

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Windber GYN Associates Welcomes Two CRNPs

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Karen Menser, CRNP and Kathryn Parkins, CRNP to Windber GYN Associates. The new practitioners, who began seeing patients this month, join Greg Whorral, MD, FACOG and Rebecca Kebberly, CRNP.

Karen Menser, CRNP said, “I want to be the one that …

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April is Occupational Therapy Month

During April, Occupational Therapy Month recognizes all the benefits this specialized healthcare provides.

When injury strikes or long term wear of joints and muscles require rehabilitation, an occupational therapist provides the necessary exercises to get us back into our daily routines. Simply getting out of bed may be a challenge or moving from one position to …

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WindberCare Physicians Welcomes Jackie Springer, CRNP

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Jackie Springer, CRNP to WindberCare Physicians. She joins David Bencie, MD; Lakshmi Madduru, MD; Ralph Aiken, CRNP; and Michelle Corle, CRNP and began seeing patients this month.

Together they specialize in family and internal medicine and are dedicated to …

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pulmonary rehab week

Pulmonary Rehab Week – March 13-19

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), aims to educate the community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. This year’s theme, “Moving More, Breathing Better,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath and …

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colorectal cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, …

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Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $47,500 Donation to JMBCC

The Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee presented a check for $47,500, their largest donation to date, to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. After being …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2022

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is February 13-19. Join us to celebrate the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehab plays an important role in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families. Cardiac rehab combines exercise training, proper nutrition, and education to help those with heart …

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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Turns 20

There is a famous Margaret Mead quote that says, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Nothing could be truer about the small group of local folks who believed that a breast care center in the small town of Windber, …

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