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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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Kitron

Kitron Raises $763 to Benefit JMBCC

Employees at Kitron held a t-shirt sale and other activities during the month of October to raise $763.55 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 services – including mammograms, follow-up diagnostic services, …

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November is Hospice, Palliative Care & Home Health Month

During November the hospice, palliative care, and home health community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, social workers, chaplains, support staff, and volunteers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the …

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