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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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ENCORE GOLF EVENT BENEFITS EXCELA HEALTH ICU CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Golfers will travel the globe while playing the course at Greensburg Country Club in an encore outing June 2 to benefit the extensive renovations of the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital intensive care unit. For the second consecutive year, “Around the World in 18 Holes” also serves as a focal point for the family of the late Joseph M. Kettering, MD, a longtime radiologist at Excela Health who received care in the Westmoreland ICU prior to his death in January 2016.  Having earmarked memorial gifts toward the ICU Capital Campaign at the time of his passing, the Kettering family plans to adopt this golf event in future years as a means to continue their philanthropy on behalf of Excela Health. 

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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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