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PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AT FRANKLIN REGIONAL NAMED NATIONAL ALL-STAR

MURRYSVILLE, PA ... Excela Health’s collaboration with Project Fit America (PFA) jump-started a fitness in education program that has resulted in a national award for physical education teacher Anthony Berardinelli of Heritage Elementary School in the Franklin Regional School District. Berardinelli is the lone recipient of the 2016 National AllStar Teacher of the Year Award from PFA who partnered with Excela Health on a pilot project to enhance physical activity and health education in participating schools.

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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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