PA Elite 10u Fastpitch Softball Team Donates $680 to JMBCC

On August 21, the PA Elite 10u Fastpitch Softball Team presented a $680 donation to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. To raise funds, team coaches donated $10 per win (41 wins in the 2021-2022 season) and families of players also chipped in. During the season, players received a breast cancer awareness bow for …

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Windber Home Health & Windber Hospice Earn 2021 SHPBest Patient Satisfaction Awards

Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) has announced their award recipients for the 2021 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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Ophthalmologist Joins Medical Staff at CSSMCW

Tim Arlow, MD, PhD has joined the medical staff at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW). He is an experienced board-certified ophthalmologist and surgeon who specializes in cataract surgery, astigmatism and refractive lens options, glaucoma lasers and surgeries, and eyelid surgeries including cosmetic procedures.

Although Dr. Arlow was born in Maryland, his grandfather was born …

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CSSMCW Now Offering Early Intervention Physical Therapy Services to Children from Birth to Age Three

In July, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber began offering Early Intervention services to provide support to families with children from birth to age three who have developmental delays and disabilities. A qualified provider delivers physical therapy services to patients for free in their home or a community location, such as a park, library, …

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CSSMCW Named a Top 100 Hospital by Fortune/Merative

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is proud to have been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals on an annual ranking of top health care systems in the US published by Fortune/Merative.

The 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list represents facilities that achieved better results than peer institutions on performance indicators intended …

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WindberCare Physicians Adds New Downtown Johnstown Location

On June 15, Dr. Jyothi Gella’s practice transitioned to Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center of Windber, as a second location to our WindberCare Physicians practice. Dr. Gella is relocating and leaving the area.

Through the summer, WindberCare Physicians providers will see patients at the Richland location at 1511 Scalp Avenue. Patients who had previously scheduled appointments …

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Windber-Based Expert Urges Action on Communication and Swallowing Difficulties During Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is national Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), and Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber speech-language pathologist Shannon Butler is using this year’s observance to encourage residents to seek an evaluation for a communication or swallowing disorder if they have concerns about themselves, a child, or another loved one. These disorders are common in …

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TOGNO Check Presentation to JMBCC 2022

Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Donates $143,330 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center

On April 27, members of the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out (TOGNO) Foundation presented a donation of $143,330 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year, the Foundation holds an annual fundraising event that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The 14th annual event …

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Windber GYN Associates Welcomes Two CRNPs

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Karen Menser, CRNP and Kathryn Parkins, CRNP to Windber GYN Associates. The new practitioners, who began seeing patients this month, join Greg Whorral, MD, FACOG and Rebecca Kebberly, CRNP.

Karen Menser, CRNP said, “I want to be the one that …

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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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