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EXCELA HEALTH NURSES HONORED AS CAMEOS OF CARING®

GREENSBURG, PA ...Excela Health celebrates a pair of nurses who have been recognized as 2017 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 HOME CARE AND HOSPICE EXPANDS SERVICES

GREENSBURG, PA. … Excela Health Home Care and Hospice adds private duty to its growing complement of home health services through the acquisition of The Thorne Group Inc., a home health and private duty company based in Youngwood with patients throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.  The integration of the two organizations will be complete November 1, with the addition of nearly 170 employees to Excela Health’s home health team.

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LIGHTS OF LOVE TURNS 30: SHARE A SPECIAL SPIRIT OF GIVING
LATROBE, PA. … The Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society marks the 30th year of its Lights of Love holiday celebration 6:30 p.m., December 5.  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.  read more ...



OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS BENEFITS EXCELA HEALTH HOSPICE

GREENSBURG, PA. … Rizzo’s Malabar Inn, Crabtree, hosts an Old-Fashioned Italian Christmas event 6 p.m., November 30 in its banquet facilities to benefit Excela Health Hospice.

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Excela Health Latrobe Hospital to Implement Advanced Energy Efficiency Technology with a Grant

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital received a $50,000 grant from West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) to implement SkySpark Fault detection software. This program is essential to helping the hospital maintain the high levels of energy efficiency it has achieved in recent years.

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EXCELA HEALTH REMAINS AMONG NATION’S HEALTHIEST 100 WORKPLACES

GREENSBURG, PA. … Excela Health has been recognized for the fourth year in a row as a Healthiest 100 Workplace in America, an awards program presented by Healthiest Employer, LLC.  

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EXCELA HEALTH BRINGS PROJECT FIT AMERICA TO DERRY AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL

DERRY, PA … Excela Health officials join Derry Area School District administrators, teachers and students to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America (PFA) at Derry Area Middle School. 

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FINDING A PATH TO MENTAL WELLNESS TOPIC OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM AT EXCELA HEALTH

LATROBE, PA. … The World Health Organization defines mental wellness as a “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stressors, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to the community.” 

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WOMEN’S HEALTH IN SPOTLIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER

NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA … While October is typically Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Excela Health will spotlight many women’s health issues this fall during the health system’s Women’s Wednesday Speaker’s Series.

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EXCELA HEALTH WELCOMES NEW PHYSICIANS TO LATROBE HOSPITAL FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

LATROBE, PA … Excela Health is pleased to welcome eight new physicians to its Family Medicine Residency Program, five with ties to Western Pennsylvania. Established in 1974, the three-year-program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Associate and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and affiliated with Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT EXPLORES FAMILY MEDICINE AT EXCELA HEALTH

LATROBE, PA. … An aspiring medical student gained experience in family medicine at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital this year as recipient of the Andrew D. Bagby Family Medicine Scholarship. Josué Lily Vidal, a student at Memorial University of Newfoundland; participated in a month-long program, training alongside doctors completing Excela Health's Family Medicine Residency Program.

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EXCELA HEALTH SEEKING NIGHTINGALE VOLUNTEERS
GREENSBURG, PA. …  Excela Health is proud to recognize individuals who chose nursing as a career and now choose to serve their community as a volunteer within the health system.  Those with prior professional knowledge and clinical nursing skills who become part of Excela’s growing pool of volunteers are designated Nightingale Volunteers in honor of Florence Nightingale, the cornerstone of modern nursing read more ...



EXCELA HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Excela Health’s Occupational Medicine program, dubbed Excela Health WORKS, welcomes medical director Hardy Bang, MD, MPH. 

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EXCELA HEALTH NEUROLOGY GROUP GROWING

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Excela Health welcomes Arvind Vasudevan, MD, to the Excela Health Neurology group.

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SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION IN HEALTH CARE

LATROBE, Pa. … Applications for the Thomas P. Gessner, MD Healthcare Scholarship are being accepted by Excela Health.  The fund, administered by the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation where Dr. Gessner is foundation board president, was established in 2005 by the Latrobe Hospital medical staff to honor the physician for his 28 years of service.  

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PET THERAPY EASES ANXIETY FOR PATIENTS AT EXCELA HEALTH

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Bright lights, loud noises, unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells - and the general commotion associated with a holiday observance - can be a source of stress for people and animals alike.  Understanding that hospitalization is another source of emotional distress, Excela Health has an antidote for the anxiety that often accompanies an illness and unplanned hospital stay – pet therapy.

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LIGONIER VALLEY AMBULANCE SERVICE TRANSITIONS TO MUTUAL AID

LIGONIER, Pa. … Excela Health concludes a yearlong exploration of options for ongoing emergency medical services to the Ligonier Valley with the transition of Ligonier Valley Ambulance Service (LVAS) to Mutual Aid Ambulance Service (MAAS).

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EXCELA HEALTH, LAUREL HIGHLANDS HEALTH CENTER NOW AFFILIATED

LATROBE, PA. … Laurel Highlands Health Center, Ltd. (LHHC) has recently affiliated with Excela Health to integrate their rehabilitation services in the greater Latrobe area.  The relationship enhances Excela Health’s aquatic, industrial and physical therapy offerings through LHHC’s locations in Unity Plaza and Abbey View Medical Arts Building along Route 981.  

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