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February is American Heart Month

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others.

Heart disease is …

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Portage Volleyball donates $500 to JMBCC

The Portage Area School District volleyball team held a Pink out game, sold t-shirts, and collected donations at the door. They raised a total of $500 to support breast cancer awareness and the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Their charitable support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for …

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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Welcomes Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Tracey Eckenrod, CRNP to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC). She joins breast specialists Trudi Brown, MD and Deborah Sims, MD and began seeing patients this month.

As a nurse practitioner, Eckenrod provides follow-up care for patients with breast problems, …

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Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

As part of Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s (CSSMCW) commitment to creating a healthier community, we are undertaking a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The purpose of the CHNA process is to identify and prioritize the most important community needs and priorities and to develop and implement action plans to improve the health of …

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Post COVID-19 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Covered by Medicare Beginning in 2022

There is good news this year for individuals still suffering from shortness of breath related to previous COVID-19 infection. Beginning January 1, 2022, Medicare began to cover pulmonary rehabilitation for individuals who have had confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and then continue to experience persistent shortness of breath for at least four weeks.

Registered Respiratory Therapist April …

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JMBCC Receives $1,155 from Hiram G. Andrews Center

The Hiram G. Andrews Center Student Activities Committee presented a check to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center in the amount of $1,155. They raised funds from selling breast cancer awareness items and holding a basket raffle, Pink Out Day, and Dollar Denim Fridays. Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, …

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Physical Therapy Department Adds Home to Christmas Village in Downtown Johnstown

The Christmas Village surrounding a 40-foot Christmas tree in Downtown Johnstown has added some new real estate! Starting this year, visitors will be able to find a castle inspired by the movie “Frozen” that …

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Windber Woods Raises $500 for JMBCC

Employees at Windber Woods raised $500 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center during the month of October. They held various fundraisers including sub and pizza sales. Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services – including …

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Slippery Rock Students Raise $135 for JMBCC

Trinity Romesberg, a junior at Slippery Rock University, gathered fellow students to lead exercise classes to raise $135 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. The class themes were based on girl power and included lots of pink. For their participation and donation, attendees were provided with face paint and pink breast cancer …

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Portage Area HS Raises $2,206 for JMBCC

Portage Area High School National honor Society held a t-shirt sale and collected donations from faculty and students throughout the month of October, raising $2,206 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health …

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