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Feeling Lucky? Blackjack Fundraiser to Benefit Monongahela Valley Hospital - January 28, 2015
Will Thursday, Feb. 19 be your lucky day? The Meadows Casino in Washington, Pa., will host its second Blackjack Tournament Fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 19 to benefit Monongahela Valley Hospital. Blackjack players have a chance to win up to $5,000. ...Read more.
Better Breathing Events at MVH Connected to National Heart Month - January 23, 2015
Two events related to the heart and breathing - the Better Breathers Club and smoking cessation classes - will take place during National Heart Month at Monongahela Valley Hospital in February. ...Read more.
Three Hospitals Promote Heart Health Awareness with "Go Red, Washington County" - January 16, 2015
While heart disease is both preventable and controllable, it remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. How healthy is your heart and your lifestyle? 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 VHA Performance Excellence Award - January 14, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital has been recognized for achieving excellence in patient safety and clinical performance with the 2014 VHA Mid-Atlantic Achieving Patient Care Excellence Award (APEX). ...Read more.
MVH Recognized for Excellence in Treating Stroke Patients - January 13, 2015
Monongahela Valley Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Award, which is the highest achievement level for treating stroke patients offered by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations' national program. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Suicide Bereavement Support Group - January 12, 2015
Approximately 40,000 Americans die by suicide each year, and the aftermath of grief and bereavement extends much farther, with a conservative estimate of six survivors left behind for every suicide death. ...Read more.
Flu Clinics Jan. 12 and 20 Open to the Public - January 9, 2015
As the flu continues its grip on the region, Diane Emes, M.D., of Mon-Vale Primary Care Practices, reminds area residents that the flu season won't end for several months and it's not too late to receive a flu shot to help protect against it. ...Read more.
Flu Shot Still Good Defense for Seasonal Influenza - January 7, 2015
The flu season, which typically peaks in March in Western Pennsylvania, is hitting this region particularly hard right now. Influenza A (H3N2) viruses are the most common so far. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, H3N2-predominant seasons have been associated with more severe illness and mortality, especially in older people and young children, relative to seasons during which H1N1 or B viruses predominated. There are early indications that this season may be severe, especially for people aged 65 years and older and young children. ...Read more.
Caution: Frigid Temps Can Be Harmful - January 7, 2015
Do you know the symptoms of frostbite? Temperatures are supposed to drop to extreme lows this week. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Patients Leading-Edge Angiography Capabilities - December 18, 2014
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is maintaining its high standard of interventional cardiology, radiology and vascular therapies with the installation of the new Artis zee® (ceiling/floor)-mounted angiography system that provides physicians with highly detailed images of patient's blood vessels during diagnostic and treatment procedures. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Earns "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" Recognition from The Joint Commission - December 17, 2014
Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. MVH was recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. MVH is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. ...Read more.
MVH's HealthPLEX Imaging Offers the Most Advanced Tool for Detecting Breast Cancer - December 17, 2014
No one wants to see breast cancer show up on a routine mammogram, but experts agree that it is better see abnormalities in their early stages when the chance for survival is much better. Monongahela Valley Hospital's HealthPLEX Imaging now offers 3-D mammograms that are more effective in detecting invasive cancer at its early stages than traditional two-dimensional mammograms. ...Read more.
Gift of Warmth Given to Monongahela Valley Hospital's Cancer Patients - December 26, 2014
The Victory Hill Civic and Social Center's Ladies Auxiliary graciously donated 45 handmade fleece scarves and gloves for cancer patients at Monongahela Valley Hospital's Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. ...Read more.
Black Diamonds Fundraisers Benefit Hospital Diabetes Program - December 24, 2014
Community programming for Monongahela Valley Hospital's Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology received a boost when a local group, the Black Diamonds, donated $300 from its 2014 fundraisers. ...Read more.
Girls' Group Donates Care Packages to Monongahela Valley Hospital Cancer Patients - December 22, 2014
Members of the "Girls with Vision" group from New Vision Christian Tabernacle Ministries in Belle Vernon demonstrated generosity and kindness this holiday season. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives Donation From Consol - December 15, 2014
CONSOL Energy donated $10,000 to Monongahela Valley Hospital's Focus on the Future Capital Campaign. ...Read more.
Event Raises $19K for Monongahela Valley Hospital's Regional Cancer Center - December 4, 2014
Creators and organizers of the 15th Annual Bar Crawl for Breast Cancer donated $19,489 to Monongahela Valley Hospital's Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center recently. ...Read more.
Work on Cancer Wing Inspires Fundraiser for Monongahela Valley Hospital - December 2, 2014
Ringgold graduate Moriah Mathies spent the summer working as a student nurse intern at Monongahela Valley Hospital's 7-E wing, which primarily cares for cancer patients. Miss Mathies returned to Muskingum University in Ohio to finish her senior year and encouraged her soccer team to raise funds for MVH's Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center this past fall. ...Read more.
YMCA Instructors "Sweat for a Cure," Support MVH/Ducoeur Walk - November 28, 2014
"Do what you love and the money will follow," goes the popular saying. The instructors at the Mon Valley YMCA did just that. They held a "Sweat for a Cure" on Oct. 10, 2014, during several of their classes and donated the $450 raised to the 11th Annual Monongahela Valley Hospital/Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 11. ...Read more.
Elizabeth Forward Students Donate to Monongahela Valley Hospital - November 27, 2014
The Elizabeth Forward High School girls soccer team held a Pink Out for Breast Cancer on Sept. 29, 2014, and donated the $681 raised to support the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer in the community at Monongahela Valley Hospital. ...Read more.
Lady Rams' "Pink Out" Benefits Monongahela Valley Hospital - November 26, 2014
The Ringgold High School girls soccer team recently donated $800 to Monongahela Valley Hospital's Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. ...Read more.
Charleroi Elementary School "Goes Crazy" to Help MVH - November 25, 2014
On Oct. 24, Charleroi Elementary School students held a Crazy Hat Day as a fundraiser for Monongahela Valley Hospital's Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk. ...Read more.
Weather Breaks for Monongahela Valley Hospital's Light-Up Night - November 25, 2014
Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas carols, Elsa from "Frozen," decorations and a 7-foot-tall Frosty the Snowman entertained patients watching from their windows as well as families from the community who gathered at Monongahela Valley Hospital's 30th Annual Light-Up Night on Nov. 24. ...Read more.
MVH Employees Brighten Christmas for Mon Valley Children - November 25, 2014
This Christmas will be much brighter for many children in the Mon Valley, thanks to the generosity of Monongahela Valley Hospital's staff. MVH employees in every department have collected new, unwrapped gifts for the mid-Mon Valley Toys for Tots program since it began in 1986, and the collection boxes throughout the hospital campus are filling up. ...Read more.
"Pink Out" held at Madonna Catholic Regional School - November 24, 2014
Students preschool through grade 8 at Madonna Catholic Regional School, in Monongahela, recently held a "Pink Out." ...Read more.
Survivor Donates Quilts to Help Cancer Patients Afford Supplements - November 20, 2014
Carol Demosky, 68, of Latrobe, wanted to remember her late nephew who received care at Monongahela Valley Hospital's Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. ...Read more.
Women Knit Caps for MVH Cancer Patients - November 18, 2014
Christmas will come a little early for some cancer patients at Monongahela Valley Hospital's Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. The knitting group from the First Baptist Church in Monongahela recently donated 14 handmade knitted caps for cancer patients. ...Read more.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Introduces Osteoporotic Fracture Program - November 13, 2014
Did you know that if you are female, age 50 and older, suffered a previous fracture, have a parent who had a hip fracture, smoke, have a Vitamin D deficiency, or have three or more drinks per day, you are at a higher risk of experiencing an osteoporotic fracture? ...Read more.
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