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 …Read More
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 …Read More
Ervin and Linda Myers represented the Somerset Lions Club, 14-M, who generously donated a Brady Buggy to CSSMCW’s pediatric therapy program. The buggy, affectionately dubbed Leo the Lion, brings smiles to children undergoing therapy who visit the office. Physical Therapist Tonya McCool said “The Brady Buggy will allow our kiddos to move throughout our facility …Read More
Students from Windber Area High School’s National Honor Society, their adviser, and Pino Gallina of Mimo’s Pizza Co. presented a $1,800 check on June 3 to the pediatric therapy program at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.
Mimo’s and the students worked together to plan the May 25 fundraiser. Mimo’s donated a percentage of the day’s …Read More
Residents Encouraged to Learn the Signs, Seek Help This Better Hearing & Speech Month
With speech, language, and swallowing disorders common following stroke, head and neck cancer, and a variety of other illnesses and injuries in adults, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) Speech-Language Pathologist Shannon Butler encourages residents to learn the signs—and seek an …Read More
Children in the area can now visit Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) for Pediatric Modified Barium Swallows (MBS), evaluations that are integral in assessing and ruling out aspiration in the pediatric through adult populations. Specifically, these studies aim to assess the safest consistencies that a patient is able to take without dysphagia or swallowing dysfunction resulting in the risk of aspiration (food and liquids entering the airway).Read More