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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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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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WindberCare Physicians Welcomes Jackie Springer, CRNP

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is pleased to welcome Jackie Springer, CRNP to WindberCare Physicians. She joins David Bencie, MD; Lakshmi Madduru, MD; Ralph Aiken, CRNP; and Michelle Corle, CRNP and began seeing patients this month.

Together they specialize in family and internal medicine and are dedicated to …

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Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $47,500 Donation to JMBCC

The Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee presented a check for $47,500, their largest donation to date, to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Each year the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. After being …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2022

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is February 13-19. Join us to celebrate the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehab plays an important role in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families. Cardiac rehab combines exercise training, proper nutrition, and education to help those with heart …

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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Turns 20

There is a famous Margaret Mead quote that says, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Nothing could be truer about the small group of local folks who believed that a breast care center in the small town of Windber, …

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February is American Heart Month

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others.

Heart disease is …

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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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