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Physicians from MVH's Orthopedic Institute Discuss Common Injuries

What is a meniscus tear?
Shaka Walker, M.D.

What is an ACL injury and how do you treat it?
Ari Pressman, M.D.

If an injury requires total joint replacement, what activities can be resumed?
Thomas Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D.

Also listen to:
Stan Savran's interview with Richard Mitchell, M.D.

Stan Savran's interview with Shaka Walker, M.D.

Stan Savran's interview with William DeCarbo, D.P.M.

MVH Headlines

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.

MVH's 31st Annual Light-Up Night To Offer New Surprises - November 2, 2015
The giant light switch is being readied for the 31st Annual Light-Up Night at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH). The free, family event that kicks off the holiday season in the Valley will be held Monday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital's Central Plaza. ...Read more.

Local Surgeon Hosts "Talk With a Doc" on Foot and Ankle Ailments - October 28, 2015
William T. DeCarbo, D.P.M., a foot and ankle surgeon who is affiliated with The Orthopedic Group, will lead the "Talk With a Doc" discussion on Foot and Ankle Ailments - Do I Need Surgery? on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. ...Read more.

MVH Hosts Free Program on Innovative Approaches to Geriatric Medicine - October 27, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) continues its free Innovations in Medicine community programming with a talk that seniors will want to attend. ...Read more.

New Imaging Site Provides Advanced Capabilities and Convenience - October 26, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is expanding its imaging services with the opening of a second outpatient diagnostic imaging site in Belle Vernon. At Rostraver Imaging, residents of the region can have Open MRIs, CT Scans, Ultrasound Imaging and X-rays performed by the caring medical professionals from MVH. ...Read more.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Is One of Few Hospitals in Nation Providing Genetic Risk Assessment Prior to Mammograms - October 21, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is one of only a few hospitals in the United States that automatically assesses a genetic risk for breast cancer prior to a woman's screening mammogram. ...Read more.

Prepare To Stay Healthy During the Flu Season - October 21, 2015
"Influenza is preventable," said David Weber, M.D. director of Infectious Diseases at Monongahela Valley Hospital. "We encourage everyone six months of age and older to get the flu vaccine. It is important to get the vaccine every year because the viruses change from each flu season to the next." ...Read more.

National Study Rates Monongahela Valley Hospital a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Pulmonary and Gastrointestinal Care - October 20, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital received five stars for the quality of its treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Gallbladder Removal Surgery six years in a row (2011-2016) from Healthgrades. This achievement is part of new findings and data released today on and in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation. Healthgrades is a leading online resource that helps consumers make informed decisions in finding the right doctor, the right hospital and the right care. ...Read more.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Employees Become Elves for a Day to Help Local Children - October 19, 2015
"You should go home and feel really proud of the work you did here today," said Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital, as he addressed the 160 members of the hospital's leadership team. On Oct. 15, the group spent the afternoon putting together tricycles, little cars and scooters as well as assembling baskets filled with toys for special needs children in the Valley. The group assembled the toys and gifts for the area's Toys for Tots program during a team-building exercise at their leadership conference. ...Read more.

Local Resident Shares Her Positive Medical Experience - October 16, 2015
In 2008, Helen Guzensky never imagined that she would one day be standing before a group of more than 75 people acting as a cheerleader for her local hospital, but that's just what she did at a luncheon at Monongahela Valley Hospital on September 24. ...Read more.

Former Steeler Robin Cole Visits Monongahela Valley Hospital - October 16, 2015
The 160 members of Monongahela Valley (MVH) Hospital's leadership team were pleasantly surprised when former Pittsburgh Steeler Robin Cole was the guest speaker at their recent Leadership Development session. Mr. Cole, who was a first-round draft pick for the Steelers and a member of the famed Steel Curtain, is the founder and president of the Obediah Cole Foundation. The Foundation was established to save lives by educating people about prostate cancer. He is a prostate cancer survivor. ...Read more.

MVH Offers the Latest Diagnostic/Medical Imaging Technology - October 12, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) continues to be at the forefront of medical imaging with the recent installation of two new Radiology rooms. The new fluoroscopic room incorporates a system that uses advanced digital technology to provide improved contrast for greater resolution. The process is digital without film or cassettes. The direct digital capture enables the medical team to view more detailed images which leads to greater accuracy. ...Read more.

Regional Cancer Center Provides Expert, Compassionate Care - October 2, 2015
Each October, no matter where you look, there is a sea of pink. Bakeries make pink sugar cookies. Schools encourage students to wear pink attire for "pinkouts." Some buildings change their exterior lighting to have pink hues. It's all to call attention to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), the staff does not need a calendar to help raise cancer awareness - it's a fact of life 365 days a year. ...Read more.

Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Free Breast Cancer Education Program/Luncheon on Oct. 28 - October 2, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital and the Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion Regional Cancer Center will present a free Breast Cancer Education and Screening Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. in the hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. ...Read more.

Monongahela Valley Hospital's Innovations in Medicine Series Continues With Presentation on Knee Pain - October 1, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital's (MVH) free community Innovations in Medicine lecture series featuring its physicians presenting educational health care talks continues with Richard Mitchell, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with The Orthopedic Group. ...Read more.

MVH's Annual Medical Symposium Addresses Updates in Cancer Management - September 30, 2015
Physicians from noted medical centers throughout the United States will discuss "Updates in Cancer Management" during Monongahela Valley Hospital's 26th Annual Medical Staff Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education and Conference Center. ...Read more.

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