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Bariatric Surgery May Outrank Standard Diabetes Treatment

Bariatric surgery performed considerably better than traditional medical therapy for obese patients with type 2 diabetes, independent of weight loss, according to findings from 2 randomized trials published online March 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Ron Corl honored by Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber paid tribute to veterans and a past board member, Ron Corl, who is also a veteran on Thursday night at the Windber American Legion. Rep. Mark Critz was the keynote speaker at the event, which also promoted the hospital’s VeteranCare Service. Critz said he felt honored that he was invited to be the speaker.

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Windber Home Health Agency Named to 2011 HomeCare Elite

Windber Home Health Agency announced that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and financial performance.

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It has a special place in my heart’: Physician assistant leaves military hospital and joins breast cancer fight

After working for 10 years at premier military hospitals in major metropolitan areas, Heather Johnston is embracing the different world she has found as a physician assistant at Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center in Windber. “It’s a nice feeling; kind of like a small-family feeling amongst everyone.” The family atmosphere extends to Windber’s regular patients, she added.

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Donation to Breast Care Center from a Christmas in July Basket Party

On Tuesday October 25th, a check in the amount of $6,000 was presented to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center from a Christmas in July Basket Party co-chaired by the late Wendy Spencer and Carol Burnworth.

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Panera Bread Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All during the month of October, an area restaurant chain is offering its customers in Johnstown and Altoona the chance to enjoy a special treat and help in the fight against breast cancer at the same time.

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Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber Announces New Environmental Services Manager

Rita J. Wilson was announced as the new Manager of Environmental Services at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.

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Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber Main Laboratory Receives Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation to Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber Main Laboratory, Windber, Pennsylvania

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Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber Recognizes Outgoing Chairman

On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 a recognition dinner was held at Rizzo’s Restaurant in Windber to celebrate the two- three year terms that J. Ted Hollern held as the Chairman of Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s Board of Directors. Hollern was honored with a plaque and thanked for his service and dedication. Hollern will remain on the board in order to continue his support of the hospital.

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Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber honors 111 volunteers

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber gave back to its 111 volunteers last week at the annual Volunteer Recognition dinner, held at Rizzo’s Restaurant in Windber.

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