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WESTMORELAND/FRICK FOUNDATION PROMISES BUNDLE OF JOY, LAUGHTER AT BLACK TIE, BABY! CASINO NIGHT

GREENSBURG, Pa.  … Save the date for a bundle of joy and laughter when Westmoreland/Frick Hospital Foundation presents Black Tie, Baby!, a Casino

Night, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 18, Greensburg Country Club to benefit the Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

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National Association for Business Resources Names The Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness®

December 22 – Warren, MI — The National Association for Business Resources has named the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness®. (See following list of winners.) This program honors companies and organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in employee and worksite health.

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EXCELA HEALTH RECOGNIZED BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT AMONG NATION’S TOP PERFORMING HOSPITALS

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Excela Health and its member hospitals have once again received national recognition for clinical expertise and high quality patient care, named top performing hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17.

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HEALTH SYSTEM OPENS THERAPY SERVICES AT EXCELA SQUARE AT LIGONIER

LIGONIER, Pa.   Excela Health will begin seeing patients for physical and aquatic therapy in Ligonier January 3, 2017.  These rehabilitation services will be provided at Excela Square at Ligonier inside the Ligonier Valley YMCA as part of the Y’s partnership with Excela Health on the building addition which opened in July.

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Excela Health Adds Groundbreaking RightEye Eye-Tracking System to Concussion Detection Protocol

GREENSBURG, Pa., Excela Health, a nonprofit hospital system offering wellness, emergency, intensive and outpatient care to patients across Pennsylvania, announced today that it has acquired an innovative new system that uses eye-tracking technology to help detect concussions and monitor patients’ recovery. The system is from RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care. With this new technology acquisition, Excela Health becomes the first health system in Pennsylvania to utilize eye-tracking technology as part of its concussion protocol and joins the ranks of dozens of professional sports teams, leading sports health physicians and vision care centers across the nation also using RightEye.

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GRAFFITI GRATITUDE DISPLAYED AT EXCELA HEALTH

GREENSBURG, Pa. … During November, Excela Health employees, patients and visitors have the opportunity to express their thanks on Gratitude Graffiti Walls in each hospital. The project, sponsored by the Nurse Retention and Recognition Committee, benefits from the designs of Seton Hill University art therapy graduate students Meghan Fischer and Kristy Walter who also assist Excela Health's Hospice families. Washable paint markers are available close to the interactive art displays: Frick Hospital Second Floor corridor near cafeteria; Latrobe Hospital, First Floor near Little Shop, and at Westmoreland Hospital at the Side Street Café.

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EXCELA HEALTH NURSES HONORED AS CAMEOS OF CARING®; CENTENARIAN RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

GREENSBURG, Pa.  ... Excela Health celebrates a quartet of nurses who have been recognized as 2016 Cameos of Caring® recipients.  Created by the University of Pittsburgh in 1999, this honor celebrates exceptional caregivers across several disciplines.   Excela Health through its member hospitals has been a program participant for more than a dozen years.

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EXCELA HEALTH RECIPIENT OF 2016 TEDDY AWARD FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION EXCELLENCE

GREENSBURG, Pa. ... Excela Health has been awarded a 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management (Teddy) Award.

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OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS BENEFITS EXCELA HEALTH HOSPICE

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Rizzo’s Malabar Inn, Crabtree, hosts an Old-Fashioned Italian Christmas event 6 p.m., December 1 in its banquet facilities to benefit Excela Health Hospice.

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EXCELA’S PINK PUSH DURING OCTOBER HELPS DEBUT TEXT FOR MAMMO SCHEDULING OPTION

GREENSBURG, Pa. ... Excela Health employees are doing their happy dance this month as part of the health system’s pink push promoting both Breast Cancer Awareness and the introduction of Text for Mammo, a new Excela scheduling feature that takes away another excuse for avoiding this important annual screening.  Text-friendly pink gloves replaced the sterile ones that are part of the care team’s regular attire to allow employees from every discipline to “Push It” to the beat of Salt-N-Pepa. Their fancy footwork is accompanied by some cellphone smarts to encourage the text MAMMO to 24587.  Members of Excela’s Centralized Scheduling team are responding to these messages.  

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LIGHTS OF LOVE: SHARE A SPECIAL SPIRIT OF GIVING

LATROBE, Pa. … The Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society will hold its 29th Lights of Love celebration 6:30 p.m., December 6.  As in the past the auxiliary will adorn a tree with sparkling lights near the main entrance of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  Each light represents a gift in honor or in memory of someone special.

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EXCELA HEALTH NAMED AMONG NATION’S HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

GREENSBURG, PA. … For the third consecutive year, Excela Health has been recognized as Healthiest 100 Workplace in America, an awards program presented by Springbuk®.  Excela Health continues to move up in the ranking, this year finishing in the top 25.

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HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM TACKLES SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN WORKPLACE

GREENSBURG, PA. …Excela Health hosts its annual employer focused health care symposium, Friday, October 28, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, Greensburg.  This year’s topic: “Keeping Drug Testing Standards High and Healthcare Costs Low.”

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ACCEPTING AND MANAGING THE COMPLEX TOPIC OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM AT EXCELA HEALTH

LATROBE, PA. … Being a kid is complex. That’s BEFORE you add gender identity issues, early childhood trauma, a disorganizational relationship with food, intensive emotional struggles, or any situation that creates stress or uncertainty. These children and adolescents are the hardest to serve.

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WESTMORELAND HOSPITAL AUXILIARY HOSTS PUMPKIN PATCH PURSE BASH

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Pumpkins are a sure sign of fall, as are new accessories to match the changing seasons.  The patch is ripe for picking at Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary’s third annual purse bash 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Ramada Inn Ballroom, Greensburg.

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EXCELA HEALTH COMPLETES SALE OF FORMER JEANNETTE HOSPITAL PROPERTY

JEANNETTE, PA ... After nearly five years of aggressively marketing the Jefferson Avenue property on which the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital (JDMH) was built, Excela Health has completed the sale to a firm that shares the health system’s commitment to the health and well-being of the community.  Craig Anlauf, president and CEO of the Palms Communities, has purchased the property for $820,000.  The sale was finalized August 31, 2016.

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