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EXCELA HEALTH OFFERS INNOVATIVE TREATMENT FOR BUNIONS

Friday, June 19, 2020

GREENSBURG, June 19, 2020 … Bunions may be an age-old problem, but the solution doesn’t have to be. Excela Health offers an innovative bunion correction surgery called the Lapiplasty Procedure. This approach utilizes advanced fixation technology to precisely correct the deformity and can dramatically shorten the time in which patients can walk after surgery cast free. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH INTRODUCES SMARTCURVE™ BREAST STABILIZATION SYSTEM

Monday, June 15, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, June 15, 2020 … Officials at the Excela Health System today announced the introduction of Hologic’s SmartCurve Breast Stabilization System into the spectrum of technology available through its Breast Health Center.

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EXCELA HEALTH GOES GREEN TO MARK COUNTY’S COVID-19 STATUS CHANGE

Thursday, June 4, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, June 4, 2020 … Excela Health will mark Westmoreland County’s movement into the Green Phase of the COVID-19 response Friday, June 5 by bathing its hospital facades in green light beginning at midnight. The hospitals will retain the tinted illumination through midnight June 11 as a symbol of the return to more normal business operations in the 16-county region of Western Pennsylvania. read more ...




EXCELA MEDICAL STAFF & EMPLOYEES GIVE BIG TO HELP THOSE IN NEED OF FOOD & NUTRITION DURING COVID-19

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

For the past seven weeks, the community has displayed its support for Excela Health employees who are on the front lines caring for those affected by COVID-19 through gifts of food, water, meals, supplies and words of encouragement.  read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH RECEIVES GRANT FROM MCKENNA FOUNDATION FOR PANDEMIC RESPONSE EFFORTS

Monday, April 27, 2020

LATROBE, PA, April 27, 2020 – In support of Excela Health’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has provided an emergency grant to the health system. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH, WESTMORELAND/FRICK FOUNDATION’S BLACK TIE FOR HOPE EVENT POSTPONED

Thursday, March 19, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, March 17, 2020 – Black Tie For Hope, the Excela Health, Westmoreland/Frick Foundation fund-raising event, has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY MARCH 19 HONORING STAFF COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN PA

Monday, March 16, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, March 16, 2020 – Excela Health is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses. The System, which achieved Magnet Recognition® as a reflection of its nursing excellence and professionalism, will recognize more than 200 nurses for their proficiency, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care. read more ...




Leap Day Twice as Nice for Twins Delivered at Excela Health

Monday, March 2, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, March 1, 2020 – Leap Day will always be twice as special for the Newcomer family of Unity Township, Westmoreland County. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH CEO JOHN SPHON AMONG PA BUSINESS CENTRAL’S TOP 100 PEOPLE FOR 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, February 19 – Excela Health Chief Executive Officer John Sphon is among Pennsylvania Business Central's Top 100 People for 2020 and is featured in the publication's January edition. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH AGAIN EARNS BLUE DISTINCTION® SPECIALTY CARE PROGRAM DESIGNATION

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, February 18 – Excela Health has again been selected by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH USES VENTILATION TECHNIQUE FOR FIRST TIME IN ASSISTING WITH PREMATURE BABY’S BREATHING

Monday, February 10, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, February 7, 2020 – A bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP) respiratory aid was used for the first time by Excela Health’s clinical team within the health system’s Special Care Nursery after the birth of a premature baby on February 3, 2020. read more ...




PREEMIE RECEIVES AUGMENTED MILK SOURCE AS BREASTFEEDING BRIDGE

Friday, February 7, 2020

GREENSBURG, PA, February 7, 2020 – Donated breast milk from the Pittsburgh-based Mid-Atlantic Mothers’ Milk Bank was used for “bridge” breastfeeding of a premature baby born at Excela Health Westmoreland on February 3, 2020. read more ...




EXCELA ENHANCES ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY CAPABILITIES

Friday, January 17, 2020

LATROBE, PA, January 17, 2020For more than a decade, surgeons at Excela Health have been performing robot-assisted surgery at Excela Latrobe Hospital.  A recent upgrade to the hospital’s da Vinci® Surgical System ensures the latest tools and techniques are available to Excela Health patients across the health system.

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EXCELA HEALTH RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS DESIGNATION FOR NURSING EXCELLENCE

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

GREENSBURG, Pa., January 15, 2020 … Excela Health announced today that it has achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, strong collaboration and teamwork, and superiority in patient care. The honor was bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH FAMILY ADDITIONS MATERNITY CENTER RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVING HIGHEST STANDARDS

Monday, December 30, 2019

            GREENSBURG, Pa., December 30, 2019 … The Family Additions Maternity Center at Excela Health is one of 20 birthing centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and one of only two in the Southwest Region to have met the evidence-based quality measures to be recognized by the Department of Health with Keystone 10 honors. read more ...




EXCELA HEALTH APPOINTS PERMANENT CEO

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GREENSBURG, Pa., December 10, 2019 … Officials at Excela Health today announced that John Sphon has been appointed permanent Chief Executive Officer of Excela Health after serving as the System’s acting CEO since April.  According to Teresa Petrick, Chair of Excela’s Board of Trustees, the appointment of Mr. Sphon secures the talent of a seasoned and accomplished healthcare executive for the organization.

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EXCELA HEALTH HEART & VASCULAR CENTER ADDS QUARTET OF SPECIALISTS

Monday, October 28, 2019

GREENSBURG, Pa., October 28, 2019 … Excela Health has recruited two distinguished cardiothoracic surgeons and two interventional cardiologists to its Heart & Vascular Center based at Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. All four offer extensive experience in their areas of expertise to the residents of Westmoreland County and surrounding counties, and enhance the level of heart care already available at Excela Health, They bring the complement of cardiovascular specialists to 17 serving patients across Excela’s service area.

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EXCELA HEALTH RECOGNIZED BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT AMONG NATION’S TOP PERFORMING HOSPITALS

Monday, October 21, 2019

GREENSBURG, PA, October 21, 2019 …Excela Health has once again received national recognition for clinical expertise and high quality patient care, ranked among the top performing hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-20.

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EXCELA HEALTH APPOINTS PERMANENT CEO

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GREENSBURG, Pa., December 10, 2019 … Officials at Excela Health today announced that John Sphon has been appointed permanent Chief Executive Officer of Excela Health after serving as the System’s acting CEO since April.  According to Teresa Petrick, Chair of Excela’s Board of Trustees, the appointment of Mr. Sphon secures the talent of a seasoned and accomplished healthcare executive for the organization. read more ...