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Sandy Johns Raises $600 for JMBCC

Becky Bodenshatz (left), owner of Sandy Johns in Ebensburg, presented a $600 donation to Director of the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Erin Goins (right). She raised the funds at her shop in just four days by selling pink flower bouquets. Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance …

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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, and support staff 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 nation.

This …

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TOGNO Check Presentation 2020

Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out Donates $25K to JMBCC

On October 29, members of the Taunia Oechslin Girls Night Out (TOGNO) Foundation delivered a donation of $25,000 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Typically, each year the Foundation holds an annual fundraising event that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. Unfortunately, …

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Weight Loss Bariatrics 100,000 pounds lost

Bariatric Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Weight Loss Program Reaches Milestone – 100,000 Pounds Lost

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is proud to announce that its bariatric surgery and non-surgical medical weight loss program reached a major milestone this month – a total of more than 100,000 pounds lost since the program began in 2006.

Taesun Moon, DO, FACOS, FASMBS, Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and …

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Windber Pee Wee Cheerleaders Donation

Windber Pee Wee Cheerleaders Raise $300 for JMBCC

Windber Pee Wee Cheerleaders presented a $300 donation to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. To raise funds they held a t-shirt sale.

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, and genetic counseling.

Pictured, …

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Low Dose 3D Mammogram

Breast Cancer Screening: Self-Exams and Mammograms

By Trudi Brown, MD, FACS – Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Medical Director

Breast self-exams are one of the most important things that women can do to protect their health. There can be very subtle changes to breasts that only a patient who is regularly performing self-exams will be able to detect.

The most important thing is …

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CSSMCW Reaches 1,000th Cardiac Catheterization Milestone

On September 22, 2020, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) reached an exciting milestone, completing its 1,000th cardiac catheterization, including more than 250 cardiac interventions.

A cardiac catheterization is a procedure that allows the physician to directly visualize the arteries of the heart in order to diagnose life threatening blockages …

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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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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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