Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) recently received funding from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) to support student, patient, and community education geared toward women’s health.
The funding from CFA will help the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center and Windber GYN Associates to purchase educational models and materials that tie into their Screen One Screen All campaign, launched in January. These items will be used to help women become more aware of symptoms, remind them to be vigilant with screenings, and encourage them not to be afraid to discuss symptoms with their doctors.
“This year’s focus is on women’s health, which we are promoting through our Screen One Screen All campaign in partnership with the Ann Harris Smith Foundation. The campaign was created with the simple but important goal of educating and encouraging women to schedule their health exams,” said CSSMCW Director of Women’s Health Services Erin Goins. “We created a three-color ribbon to serve as the campaign’s visual focal point to remind women to screen for all cancers every year, including cervical, ovarian, and breast.”
Additionally, the funding will cover community education programs and provide presentations to local college students enrolled in healthcare programs, such as nursing, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner, who complete their clinical rotations at CSSMCW.
About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit www.windbercare.org.