Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information


September, Ovarian Cancer Month: The Whispering Disease

According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States this year, it is estimated about 21,750 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 13,940 women will die from the disease. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer related deaths in women. Approximately 1 in 78 women will be diagnosed with …

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Antibody Testing for JMBCC Cancer Patients Begins, Is Funded by TOGNO Foundation

Funded by the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Foundation, COVID-19 IgG antibody testing for Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) cancer patients began on Thursday, August 6. The patients have the option to have one antibody test for their personal knowledge or to volunteer to participate in Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular …

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Dr. Christopher Tresnicky Headshot

Anesthesiologist Joins Medical Staff at CSSMCW

Anesthesiologist Christopher Tresnicky, DO joined the medical staff at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber on August 1.

Dr. Tresnicky graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He completed his internship and residency in anesthesia at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI, where …

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Back to School Backpack Selection

By Lisa Valko, OTR/L, ITOT, BCTS
Occupational Therapist

In this time of uncertainty, we are trying to prepare for the potential return to our brick and mortar schools. There are so many questions about returning to school that we face in normal years, but this year is certainly a bit different.

As I prepare to send my …

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Home Health Patient Satisfaction Badge

Windber Home Health Earns 2019 SHPBestTM “Premier Performer” Patient Satisfaction Award

Windber Home Health has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year.

The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service …

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Extended Payment Plans Available through New Partnership with Medfinancial

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is proud to announce a new partnership with Medfinancial. By partnering with Medfinancial, CSSMCW is able to offer a convenient, stress-free way to finance out-of-pocket medical expenses, providing financial security to the patient and community.

Medfinancial’s payment plans offer interest-free and low interest-bearing opportunities, with multiple term options to …

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JMBCC Alerts Community of Scam Calls

The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) specializes in proactive breast care, risk-reduction techniques, and early detection and treatment providing the finest breast care around to the women of our community. We have been informed by several individuals who have been contacted by solicitors over the phone asking for donations in support of the …

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JMBCC Donation from Corojo's Cigar Shop

Corojo’s Cigar Shop Donates $600 to JMBCC

Dave Vitovich, owner of Corojo’s Cigar Shop, presented a $600 check to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Dave raised the funds in memory of his aunt, Lisa Henry, who recently passed away of breast cancer. To collect donations, Dave set out a collection box on Saturday, June 13 at the grand opening of his …

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Windber institute launches COVID-19 antibody research project

Article by: Randy Griffith, The Tribune-Democrat
Photo by: Thomas Slusser, The Tribune-Democrat
Reprinted with permission. Click here for the original article.

Scientists at Windber’s renowned research institute are gaining inspiration from the organization’s earliest days to address today’s COVID-19 pandemic while looking to the future.

Researchers at Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine are working with …

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CSSMCW Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Beginning this week, all Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) and Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber employees will have the option to have the COVID-19 IgG antibody test. The antibody test is a simple blood draw that indicates if a person had the virus that causes COVID-19 and has developed antibodies …

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