written by Lisa Valko, OTR/L, ITOT, CKTP
Getting Ready for Spring Clean Up
It doesn’t matter if Phil sees his shadow, spring inevitably arrives before we know it. This means that we will be going from sitting and watching TV and doing light household tasks to being outside bending, lifting, raking, digging, and planting. Are you …
In preparation for celebrating National Quilting Day, set for March 18, the region’s Ford dealers presented a Ford Warrior Quilt and a new “Support Quilt” to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC). The facility received its third full-size Ford Warrior Quilt and first Support Quilt, a smaller quilt created to hang in a …Read More
Representatives of Arbutus Park Retirement Community presented a $965 donation to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center in Windber. The community raised money by selling gobs and pumpkin rolls this past fall. This is the eighth year the community has held fundraisers to support the center, and this year’s donation brings their total …Read More
The Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee presented a check for $50,000, 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. They hosted …Read More
Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome J. Eric Wieczorek, MD to WindberCare Physicians. Dr. Wieczorek will continue seeing patients at 456 Locust Street in Sidman, the newest WindberCare Physicians location.
He joins David Bencie, MD; Ralph Aiken, CRNP; Michelle Corle, CRNP; and Jackie Springer, CRNP. …Read More
Several local organizations generously donated funds to support breast cancer awareness and the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center by holding various fundraisers during the month of October. Their charitable support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services- including mammograms, …Read More
Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Nicole Enedy, CRNP to Windber GYN Associates. The new practitioner, who began seeing patients in November, joins Greg Whorral, MD, FACOG, Karen Menser, CRNP, and Kate Parkins, CRNP.
Enedy said, “I feel the most rewarding aspect of my job is …Read More
On November 21, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber and Indiana Regional Medical Center’s joint venture, Orthopedics at Richland, which includes an Orthopedic Surgeon Office, an Orthopedic Walk-in Clinic, and a Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Clinic.
Since 2017, IRMC and …Read More
On November 3, the Windber Health Care Foundation Auxiliary held its 6th Showcase Chefs event at the Windber Community Building, following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Local chefs handed out samples of their dishes to more than 200 attendees, who then were asked to “tip” their favorites. In addition to tips, there was a …Read More
Windber Hospice held a Butterfly Release on September 7 at the pavilion at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church in Windber to honor and remember the lives of hospice patients this past year. The bereaved families, along with our staff, released 240 butterflies into the tranquil park. Dr. Kelly Warshel gave a …Read More