Community Outreach Events
To promote community health and wellness, Excela Health provides a variety of community-based health screenings and wellness events like Wellness Check blood screenings, blood pressure, stroke, vision and bone density screenings.
To promote wellness, prevent disease or teach positive management of disease, Excela Health's professionals also participate in health fairs at schools, businesses, senior citizen centers, community fairs and festivals.
The mission of Excela Health is to provide the highest quality health care throughout the communities we serve. We recognize that health care means more than just physical treatment of patients within the walls of our hospital. It means supporting the community with information and services.
Excela Health offers a number of outreach programs that provide information, encourage interaction with professionals, and create a network of resources for the entire community. Programs such as Speaker's Bureau and Wellness Checks, including multiphasic blood analysis, stroke screenings, bone density and vision screenings are all offered.
Excela Health Employer Symposium - The event held Friday, April 20 at Excela Square at Latrobe took a look at unconscious bias with a focus on recruiting a diverse workforce and creating a culture of acceptance.
About the Event
Excela Health CEO Bob Rogalski, along with members of the business community, discussed how unconscious bias can stymie diversity, recruiting and retention efforts, and unknowingly shape an organization's culture. A panel of diverse physicians discussed the strengths and opportunities Westmoreland County offers their families. A second panel, from the Westmoreland County Diversity Coalition, reviewed the communities advancements in acceptance and what is yet to be done. Unconscious Bias is defined as opinions, stereotypes and attitudes we form about individuals or certain groups of people outside our own conscious awareness. Unconscious biases occur when our conscience uses instinct instead of analysis.
Pam Connelly, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh, served as keynote speaker discussing strategies and tactics that create a stronger culture of inclusion.