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MEDCARE EQUIPMENT COMPANY EXPANDS INTO CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH UPMC PINNACLE

GREENSBURG, PA … MedCare Equipment Co, LLC, which offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy services to patients in western Pennsylvania, is expanding its business into central Pennsylvania through a new partnership with UPMC Pinnacle based in Harrisburg. The new company will be known as MedCare Susquehanna Valley LLC. Effective May 1, 2018, the company will serve patients in need of oxygen, CPAP, ventilators, beds, wheelchairs and other home medical equipment from a new warehouse and retail location in Mechanicsburg. 

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EXCELA HEALTH PROMOTING SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS

LATROBE, Pa. When medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly. Excela Health at its Latrobe Hospital campus is assisting the community with this effort as a registered collector for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.  The health system has installed a MedSafe receptacle in a publically accessible corridor of the hospital’s ground floor, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the safe disposal of unused and expired medication. Acceptable items for disposal include pills, tablets, capsules, ointments, creams, lotions, powers, and liquid medicines of no more than 4 ounces.

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TREASURER TORSELLA KICKS-OFF KEYSTONE SCHOLARS LAUNCH TOUR WITH HOSPITAL VISIT

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today was joined by key county partners including Senators Kim Ward and Pat Stefano, and a representative from Senator Jim Brewster’s office along with Representatives Eric Nelson, Mike Reese and Justin Walsh, to highlight treasury’s new scholarship grant program, Keystone Scholars. Designed to help encourage higher education aspirations and to help families start saving early, Torsella launched the Keystone Scholars program to provide a $100 scholarship grant to every child born or adopted in Pennsylvania to be used towards college and career expenses. A six-county demonstration project—financed through private funds—is available now; proposed legislation would make the scholarship grant program available to every child statewide.

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HEATHCARE SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN THE WORKPLACE

GREENSBURG, PA … Excela Health hosts its annual employer focused health care symposium, Friday, April 20, 2018, at Excela Square at Latrobe, 100 Excela Health Drive. This year’s topic: “Unconscious Bias: A focus on Recruiting a Diverse Workforce and Creating a Culture of Acceptance.” 

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BUILDING AN ETHICAL BRIDGE FOR CARE TOPIC OF EXCELA HEALTH HOME CARE CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENT

GREENSBURG, PA … Excela Health Home Care and Hospice will host a continuing education course May 17 at Excela Square at Latrobe, 100 Excela Health Drive. The theme for this class is “The Ethical Bridge in Patient-Centered Care: Navigating Across Cultural and Religious Diversity.”

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MODERNIZATION OF EXCELA LATROBE HOSPITAL CONTINUES

LATROBE, PA, … Excela Health continues its commitment to the Latrobe community through the ongoing modernization of the Excela Latrobe Hospital campus. More than $2 million is earmarked for improvements to patient care and visitor and employee parking on the campus.  These improvements are all expected to be completed by late summer or early fall and follow on the heels of the $40 million investment to create Excela Square at Latrobe which opened in January.      Key to that project was support from Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, which is also supporting the remodeling of hospital inpatient care units.  The hospital’s 5th Floor was updated last fall   A facelift to the 4th Floor will begin in the next few weeks.  Fresh paint and floor treatments along with a renovated nurses station and treatment areas are among the cosmetic improvements planned.

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NEW EXCELA BEREAVEMENT CLASS PAIRS YOGA WITH CANCER LOSS

GREENSBURG, PA … A new six-week bereavement group facilitated by Excela Health bereavement counselors and staff from Our Clubhouse will use yoga and art therapy to help comfort those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

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NATIONAL QUALITY CERTIFICATION AWARDED TO EXCELA HEALTH WORKS OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PROGRAM

GREENSBURG, PA … Excela Health WORKS, the health system’s occupational medicine program, has received certification from the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOHP). This three-year certification is considered the industry gold standard, recognizing outstanding occupational health practices for the delivery of quality health care services to the workforce in the community.  

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EXCELA HEALTH AMONG NATION’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN WELLNESS®

GREENSBURG, PA … Excela Health continues to be recognized for its employee wellness initiatives, named among the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness®.by the National Association for Business Resources, for the second straight year, and singled out as Best of the Best for Employer Wellness in a new Elite designation.

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EXCELA HEALTH HOSTS HERNIA SCREENING AND SEMINAR

GREENSBURG, PA …  All hernias are not created equal.  Some go undetected with symptoms of abdominal discomfort, acid reflux or chest pain attributed to another condition. Sports injury, strenuous lifting as well as normal aging are among the common causes, but hernias can occur anywhere in the body that an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue. The pressure paired with this weak spot or opening is what ultimately causes all hernias. The most common locations are the abdomen or pelvis.

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