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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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, …Read More
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 …Read More
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, …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More