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Hospice Care

Embracing Compassion: Celebrating Hospice, Palliative Care, and Home Health Month with CSSMCW’s Homecare Services

In November, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center (CSSMCW) at Windber celebrates Hospice, Palliative Care & Home Health Month, a time to shine a light on the essential homecare services provided to patients and their families in their time of need. CSSMCW offers a range of homecare services designed to cater to patients’ specific needs, ensuring that …

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Windber Home Health & Windber Hospice Earn 2022 SHPBEST Patient Satisfaction Awards

Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) has announced their award recipients for the 2022 calendar year.

Windber Home Health has been recognized as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients.

Windber Hospice has been recognized as a “Superior Performer” for achieving …

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Pulmonologist Syed Zain Ayaz, MD Joins CSSMCW Medical Staff

Syed Zain Ayaz, MD has joined the medical staff at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW). He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for internal medicine, pulmonology, and critical care medicine. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Ayaz specializes in critical illness and resuscitation, COPD, asthma, ILD, lung nodules …

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Surgical Center

CSSMCW Bariatric Surgical Center Achieves Accreditation from MBSAQIP

Patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions continue to have a high-quality choice for receiving care at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality For Bariatric Surgery near Johnstown, Windber, and surrounding areas.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber …

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Windber Care

CSSMCW Welcomes General & Bariatric Surgeon Hugo Villanueva, MD

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Hugo Villanueva, MD, a fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeon specializing in bariatric and foregut surgery, who will begin seeing patients in September. He provides comprehensive general surgical care with an emphasis on minimally invasive approaches. Joining Taesun Moon, DO, FACOS, FASMBS; Tameka Scott, DO; …

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Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Donates $145,000 to JMBCC

On May 10, members of the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out (TOGNO) Foundation presented a donation of $145,000 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year, the Foundation holds a fundraising event that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The 15th event was held …

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Spring is Here! Are You Ready?

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 …

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JMBCC Receives Ford Warrior Quilt Donations

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 …

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Arbutus Park Retirement Community Donates $965 to JMBCC

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 …

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Girls Night Out Altoona Delivers $50,000 Donation to JMBCC

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 …

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