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MVH to Present Program on Diverticular Disease on Feb. 15 - February 5, 2016
Monongahela Valley Hospital continues its free "Innovations in Medicine" community programs with a talk on diverticular disease. Arshad Bachelani, M.D., gastrointestinal and general surgeon, will present "Innovations in Diverticular Disease" on Monday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. The program will be held in the hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. ...Read more.
Washington County Hospitals Team Up to Promote Heart Health Awareness - February 4, 2016
While heart disease is both preventable and controllable, it remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The three hospitals in Washington County will again team up during National Heart Month (February) for a county-wide education and awareness effort for women and men called "Go Red, Washington County." ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives Reaccreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence - February 1, 2016
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) was one of only five hospitals recently awarded reaccreditation as an elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), facility by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE). The reaccreditation is a testament to MVH's commitment to the demanding standards of quality and safety set by the ACE. ...Read more.
MVH Hosts Fourth Annual "Go Red" Events Feb. 16 - January 27, 2016
Did you know that one out of every four people dies of heart disease in the United States every year, and heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women? Have you heard that on average, one American dies from stroke every four minutes? If you have been neglecting your heart health, it's time to heed the warnings from experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart/American Stroke Association. Since February is National Heart Awareness Month, this is the perfect time to start getting your heart healthier or to enhance your existing wellness programs. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Welcomes New Surgeon - January 26, 2016
Arshad Bachelani, M.D., gastrointestinal and general surgeon, joined the practice of Chito M. Crudo, M.D. and Hiram A. Gonzalez, M.D. ...Read more.
Technological Breakthrough for Early Detection of Lung Cancer Now Available at Monongahela Valley Hospital - January 25, 2016
It is common knowledge that early cancer detection saves lives. Monongahela Valley Hospital now has a new tool that aids physicians in the early detection of lung cancer. ...Read more.
Center for Fitness and Health Offers a 12-Minute Brain Checkup - January 18, 2016
Parents, coaches, athletes and the general public have been talking about the new movie, Concussion, which stars Will Smith as forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu who fought against the National Football League's efforts to suppress his research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. While the film is increasing awareness of sports-related concussions, there are many other situations that also affect brain performance such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), attention deficit disorder (ADD) and Parkinson's disease. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Cancer Patients Ring in Wellness - January 6, 2016
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) cancer patients can truly "ring" in the New Year thanks to Mrs. Chester, a two-time breast cancer survivor, former MVH cancer patient and current MVH employee. ...Read more.
MVH to Present Wide-Awake Surgery Program - December 10, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital continues its free "Innovations in Medicine" community programs with a talk on wide-awake surgery. Gerson Florez, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, will present "Innovations in Wide-Awake Surgery" on March 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. The program will be held in the hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Honors Immediate Past Board Chairman - December 9, 2015
John D. Fry, who served as the former chairman of the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. (MVHR) and the Board of Trustees of Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), was recently honored when a classroom was named and dedicated in his honor on the Hospital's Carroll Township campus. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Nurse Conducts Narcan Training for Charleroi High School Staff - December 1, 2015
"There is no reasoning with a high heroin addict," stated Bobbi Rodino, Monongahela Valley Hospital Emergency Department nurse as she began a vital Narcan (also known as Naloxone) training session for nurses and security personnel in the Charleroi Area School District. ...Read more.
The Residence at Hilltop Donates Furniture to City Mission - December 1, 2015
The residents of the Washington City Mission benefited from the generosity of the Residence at Hilltop after new furnishings were delivered to the Carroll Township assisted living facility. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Welcomes the 2015 Holiday Season - November 24, 2015
A lighted balloon release, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas carols, Jasmine from Aladdin, colorful decorations and a 7-foot-tall Frosty the Snowman entertained patients watching from their windows as well as nearly 1,000 community members who gathered for Monongahela Valley Hospital's (MVH) 31st Annual Light-Up Night on Nov. 23. ...Read more.
Senator Camera Bartolotta Visits the Residence at Hilltop - November 23, 2015
It was almost as if she was attending a family reunion when Senator Camera Bartolotta recently toured the Residence at Hilltop. Making her way from the foyer to the dining room, she cheerfully greeted a number of residents including Dolores Mascara, widow of former U.S. Representative Frank Mascara and longtime friend of the Bartolotta family; Michael "Chummy" Lignelli, Donora's former mayor; and Marge Farr, a retired Monessen English teacher and former president of the Monessen Teacher's Union. ...Read more.
MVH Offers First Lung Cancer Screening and Educational Program - November 2, 2015
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, in 1987 it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Lung cancer causes more deaths than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined. An estimated 158,040 are expected to die from lung cancer in 2015, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths. ...Read more.
MVH's Annual Breast Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Funds - November 2, 2015
The 2015 Monongahela Valley Hospital/Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk marks 12 years of growth and success. The committee of 20 dedicated community members worked together to create an event that attracted more than 450 participants and raised $25,000. The proceeds from the Walk will be used to support the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer in the community at Monongahela Valley Hospital. ...Read more.
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