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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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EXCELA HEALTH HONORED FOR ITS SUPPORTIVENESS OF BREASTFEEDING EMPLOYEES
GREENSBURG, PA … The Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital encourages all new mothers to give their babies a healthy start through breastfeeding.  That supportiveness extends to health system employees following their maternity leave who have private accommodations in which to pump breast milk or feed a newborn while at their worksite.    read more ...



NEW EXCELA HEALTH CLINIC TEACHES HEARTS NOT TO FAIL

GREENSBURG, PA … People living with heart failure work closely with their primary care doctor and cardiologist to stay healthy. But when heart failure escalates, Excela’s new clinic can offer rapid, expert care that keeps them out of the hospital and gets them back to health. 

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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 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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EXCELA HEALTH RECOGNIZED FOR CUTTING ENERGY COSTS

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Excela Health ranks among the nation’s leaders in energy efficiency, and is one of only two health systems in Pennsylvania to receive the Energy to Care Award. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association will recognize Excela Health’s efforts at its 53rd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 10-13 in Denver, and has invited Excela to share its methods for achieving energy savings with other health care providers throughout the coming year.

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS EXPLORE FAMILY MEDICINE AT EXCELA HEALTH

LATROBE, Pa.  …Two aspiring medical students gained experience in family medicine at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital this year as recipients of the Andrew D. Bagby Family Medicine Scholarship. Anthony D’Onofrio and Ziqian “Zee” Wang, both students at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill

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EXCELA HEALTH DEDICATES HEALING GARDEN AT WESTMORELAND CAMPUS

GREENSBURG, Pa.   Excela Health is turning to nature to help improve the health and well-being of patients, visitors and staff, designating areas around its three hospital campuses as healing gardens.  Westmoreland Hospital’s green space, made possible by the Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary, is the first to be formally introduced June 21.

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EXCELA HEALTH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS LEADING THE WAY IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND

LATROBE, PA …Excela Health Emergency Departments are among the first in the nation and the front runners in Pennsylvania achieving accreditation for Point-of-Care (POC) ultrasound from The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).  

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EXCELA HEALTH CANCER PROGRAM ACCREDITATION REAFFIRMED

GREENSBURG, Pa. … The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) once again has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the Cancer Program at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. 

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GROUNDBREAKING PLANNED FOR EXCELA SQUARE AT LATROBE

LATROBE, Pa. … Excela Health will break ground on its newest patient-centered medical home, Excela Square at Latrobe, May 17.  The $40 million 115,000-square-foot complex just off Route 30 in Unity Township will be a three-story state-of-the-art ambulatory care center. Modeled after the highly successful Excela Square at Norwin, the facility will offer patients access to primary and specialty care, diagnostic testing and rehabilitation services, among others, all under one roof.  The facility also will house Excela Health Latrobe Hospital’s nationally recognized Family Medicine Residency Program. Construction is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2017.

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EXCELA HEALTH HOSPITALS DESIGNATED PRIMARY STROKE CENTERS

GREENSBURG, Pa. … Excela Health’s three acute care hospitals – Frick, Latrobe and Westmoreland – each have been designated Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission, and recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for exceeding national standards for quality patient care.

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EXCELA HEALTH NAMED LUNG CANCER SCREENING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

GREENSBURG, PA, May 10, 2016 ...Excela Health has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of thousands of lives a year.  Excela Advanced Lung Center at Mountain View Medical Park, 200 Village Drive in Greensburg, and Excela Advanced Lung Center at Excela Square at Norwin, 8775 Norwin Ave., Suite B, in North Huntingdon are both listed on the LCA Screening Centers of Excellence Web site.    

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