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Windber institute launches COVID-19 antibody research project

Article by: Randy Griffith, The Tribune-Democrat
Photo by: Thomas Slusser, The Tribune-Democrat
Reprinted with permission. Click here for the original article.

Scientists at Windber’s renowned research institute are gaining inspiration from the organization’s earliest days to address today’s COVID-19 pandemic while looking to the future.

Researchers at Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine are working with …

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CSSMCW Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Beginning this week, all Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) and Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber employees will have the option to have the COVID-19 IgG antibody test. The antibody test is a simple blood draw that indicates if a person had the virus that causes COVID-19 and has developed antibodies …

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National Nurses Month 2020

As part of the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” celebration, the American Nurses Association expanded National Nurses Week, traditionally celebrated from May 6 to May 12 each year, to a month-long celebration in May, giving us more opportunities to celebrate nursing.

National Nurses Month is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care …

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Windber GYN Associates Welcomes Several New Practitioners

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Greg Whorral, MD, FACOG; Jennifer Anto, CRNP; and Rebecca Kebberly, CRNP. The new practitioners, who began seeing patients this month, join Reid Gentile, DO, FACOG and Howard Horne, DO, FACOG, DABOG.

Dr. Whorral has been practicing in women’s health for …

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Op-Ed: Regional Healthcare Providers are Working Together to Preserve Your Health

It’s fair to say the past two weeks have been among the most challenging we’ve faced as leaders in healthcare. Despite all of our respective preparation, scenario-planning and effort to get ahead of disaster, we still find ourselves in a very strange new world – the world with COVID-19. Our plans and preparation are paying …

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CSSMCW Announces Director of Nursing and Director of Surgical Services

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to announce that Sherri Spinos, RN, BSN (pictured, left) has been promoted to the Director of Nursing and Quality and that George Napora RN, BSN (pictured, right) has been hired to fill the position of Director of Surgical Services.

As Director of Nursing and Quality, Spinos is …

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Squat Clinic

CSSMCW Physical Therapists Host Squat Clinic & DARI Motion Assessment

On February 1, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s Physical Therapists Tom Anders, Sean Gdula, Sara DelSignore, Kelsey Wallen, Teo Heckman, and Breanne James hosted a Squat Clinic/DARI Motion assessment event for local members of Legends Warehouse Cross-fit Gym.

Attendees of the squat clinic learned about the key points of a back squat; common errors when …

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1st Summit Bank Supports JMBCC

1st Summit Bank Supports the JMBCC

Robin Good of 1st Summit Bank presented a $350 donation to Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Director Erin Goins. Their charitable support, raised from a variety of activities held in October, helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services- including mammograms, follow-up …

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McIlwain Bus Line Donates to Windber Hospice

McIlwain Donates $1,000 to Windber Hospice

Laurie Polacek of McIlwain Bus Lines presented a $1,000 donation to Windber Hospice Director Kristie Berkebile, which will be used for patient care services. To raise the funds, the organization held an employee basket party at their Christmas party.

About Windber Hospice at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Windber Hospice has been providing compassionate care …

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Arbutus Park Retirement Community Donation to JMBCC

Arbutus Park Retirement Community Donates $1,050 to JMBCC

Representatives of Arbutus Park Retirement Community presented a $1,050 donation to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center in Windber. The community raised money by selling t-shirts, pink gobs, and pumpkin rolls. This is the sixth year the community has held fundraisers to support the center, and this year’s donation brings their total contribution to date …

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