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CSSMCW Rated Five Stars for Overall Quality

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) has received a five-star Overall Hospital Quality Star rating – the highest possible – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This year, more than 4,500 Medicare-certified hospitals were ranked on their quality of care with five stars being the best.

As a five-star hospital, CSSMCW is …

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Hospitals in Indiana and Windber Announce Affiliation Agreement

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) and Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) and have announced a clinical affiliation agreement that will enable the two healthcare providers to coordinate patient care between the two organizations. The overall goal is to preserve and enhance CSSMCW and IRMC as strong providers of high quality, cost-effective healthcare …

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Screen One Screen All Receives Grant Funding from Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

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 …

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Ann Harris Smith Foundation and CSSMCW Collaborate to Encourage Women to Screen One Screen All

Two area non-profit organizations, The Ann Harris Smith Foundation and Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW), are excited to announce their partnership to promote Screen One Screen All, an awareness campaign created to encourage women to schedule their health exams.

In January, after noticing that many women had delayed their regular screenings due to …

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National Nurses Month 2021

Last year, as part of the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” celebration, the American Nurses Association expanded National Nurses Week, traditionally celebrated from May 6 to May 12 each year, to a month-long celebration in May, giving us more opportunities to celebrate nursing.

The ANA has extended the Year of the Nurse and Midwife into …

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1st Summit Bank Donates $1,000 to JMBCC

The employee foundation at 1st Summit Bank held a t-shirt sale and dress down days during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness and the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Their $1,000 donation helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for …

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Girls Night Out Altoona 2020

Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. Delivers $14K Donation to JMBCC

Members of the Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee delivered a donation of $14,000 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Typically, each year the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 …

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which then evolved into Autism Awareness Month (AAM).

This March, the Autism …

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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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Pulmonary Rehab Week: March 14-20

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), aims to educate the community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. This year’s theme, “A Breath Away From Better Health,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath …

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