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Sherri Spinos Promoted to Vice President of Nursing

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is pleased to announce the promotion of Sherri Spinos, RN, BSN to Vice President of Nursing. This further expands her prior leadership role of Director and Nursing and Quality where she was responsible for management of the overall function of all nursing departments while ensuring quality patient care. In …

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Girls Night Out Altoona 2020

Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $14K Donation to JMBCC

Members of the Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee delivered a donation of $14,000 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Typically, each year the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 …

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which then evolved into Autism Awareness Month (AAM).

This March, the Autism …

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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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Pulmonary Rehab Week: March 14-20

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, “A Breath Away From Better Health,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is February 14-20. 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 …

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Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

In the United States a heart attack is occurring every 49 seconds. According to the CDC, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women totaling over 655,000 lives lost each year.

Men, more so than women may have no symptoms with a “silent” heart attack. Many will …

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Screen ONE Screen ALL Campaign Launched at Windber Hospital

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month–the perfect opportunity for women to start 2021 thinking about screening, prevention, and getting their overall health exams back on track.

“2020 has been a rough year all around and we fear many women may have put off important health screenings due to COVID-19,” says Erin Goins, Director of Women’s …

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Thomas Team Honda Donates $5,500 to JMBCC

During the month of October, Thomas Team Honda donated $100 for every vehicle sold to support breast cancer awareness. They raised a total of $5,500 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC). Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to …

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Thomas Buick GMC Donates $2,800 to JMBCC

During the month of October, Thomas Buick GMC donated $100 for every vehicle sold to support breast cancer awareness. They raised a total of $2,800 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC). Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to …

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