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WGH Team "the Healers" takes first place in YMCA Tango

By George Lilja
August 15, 2018 Category: General

WGH team the Healers takes first place in the Business division of the YMCAs 13th Annual Kinzua Country Tango Competition on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Pictured from left to right is: Steve Smith (Rehabworks Director), Ryan Mangini (Physical Therapist), Olivia Stamm (Speech Therapist), Laura Kopta (RN, ICU Unit) and Dr. Mason Tootell (WMG Family Practice Physician) Congratulations Warren General Hospital team!

Auxiliary Pittsburgh Sports Sale

By George Lilja
August 15, 2018 Category: General

Auxiliary Pittsburgh Sports Sale Attention Pittsburgh Sports FansThese Ones For You! The WGH Auxiliary will once again be sponsoring a Pittsburgh Sports Sale. Join us in the outpatient lobby on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 22 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be various items to purchase for children and adults including bamboo pillows and sheets, jewelry, mugs, shirts, and much more! Show your team spirit this fall! Purchase the perfect gifts for all of the Pittsburgh fans on your holiday shopping list. Cash, check, credit card and WGH payroll deduction accepted. See you there!

WGH and WPA Collaborate to enhance Pediatric Care in Warren County

By George Lilja
August 13, 2018 Category: General

Warren General Hospital and Warren Pediatric Associates announce collaboration to enhance pediatric care in Warren County Warren General Hospital and Warren Pediatric Associates are working together to recruit additional pediatricians to the Warren community. The primary focus of the new pediatricians will be attending newborns and pediatric inpatients in Warren General Hospital. The established physicians and staff at Warren Pediatric Associates will continue to provide excellent pediatric and adolescent care at both their Warren and Sheffield office locations. Together, Warren Pediatric Associates and Warren General Hospital pediatricians will deliver the comprehensive pediatric and adolescent care the Warren community has come to expect. Questions and Answers Is Warren Pediatric Associates stopping or limiting their office based pediatric care? No! Warren Pediatric Associates will continue to serve the pediatric and adolescent needs of the community in their Warren and Sheffield

WGH visits Youngsville Elementary Middle School

By George Lilja
July 30, 2018 Category: General

Youngsville Elementary Middle School (YEMS) and Warren General Hospital (WGH) has had a great partnership this year. It was great having Damion Wise and the rest of his staff come into our school this year and present on Diabetes to many of our classes. It was particularly important because we have students who live with diabetes and would like for others to understand their daily challenges. Their presentation was not only informative for the students but also very interactive and fun as well. Some comments from some of the teachers were as follows: I know that the student in my class with diabetes said she liked it because she could tell everyone everything that she knew about diabetes. She beamed the whole time. (Ms. Bingman) I think it brought light to the seriousness of the disease. They did a great job bringing it down to the kids level by using everyday items and bags of sugar. I thought it was nice how they explained how much it affects the heart. Some students said it made them

Steelers vs Browns Raffle tickets on Sale at WGH

By George Lilja
July 27, 2018 Category: General

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 is the ClevelandBrowns Alumni reunion football game in Cleveland. Would you like to win two ticketsto thisrivalrygame? Would you like to be accompanied by Ex-ClevelandBrowns alumniGeorge Lilja to watch the game in the Cleveland Browns private suite box withall the food and desserts that come with it? How about accompanying all the Ex-Cleveland Browns players onto the field at halftime for the induction ceremonies (game-day decisionfor access to the field). Well now is your chance! These raffletickets will be availableand forsale to all WGH employees and the General Public. Just come on down to the hospital and buy some tickets with a chance to win. The drawing will be held at the August 20th WGH Summer Sizzler golf outing. You do not need to be present to win these two game tickets to the Reunion Weekend. The tickets will be sold Monday - Friday beginning July 30th,2018 and ending August 17th, 2018 in the Outpatient lobbies at WGH starting at 8:00 AM. Additionally,

June 2018 WGH Auxiliary Election of Officers

By George Lilja
July 10, 2018 Category: General

At the final meeting of this fiscal year held during a recent luncheon at Jackson Valley Golf Club, the Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Board welcomed new members and elected new officers for the upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year. The following have graciously agreed to serve on the Board for the next three years: (left to right) Mark Boyle, Judy Schreckengost, Ginny Barrett, and Debbie Brewster. The newly elected officers for the upcoming fiscal year are Stephanie Freitag, Vice President, Linda Keverline, President and Mary Beyer, Secretary. Unavailable for the photo is Richard Fisher, Treasurer.

WGH Auxiliary Collective Goods Sale July 18th and 19th

By George Lilja
July 03, 2018 Category: General

The picture highlights Auxiliary board members Gwenn Scutella and Susan Nosel eager to assist our customers. The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a two-day Collective Goods Sale sale on Wednesday, July 18th from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and on Thursday, July 19th, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM at WGH in Classroom C. Come to check out the latest in hardcover and paperback books, cookbooks, childrens books, puzzles, games, toys, stationery, and so much more! Cash, credit cards and WGH payroll deduction are all acceptable forms of payment. Proceeds benefit the many WGH Auxiliary projects such as the scholarship program, valet parking and many more. Start that Holiday shopping early while supporting our local community hospital.

WGH Summer Sizzler Golf Registration forms Aug 20th

By George Lilja
June 12, 2018 Category: General

Summer Sizzler Golf Outing Registration Form Summer Sizzler Golf Outing Sponsorship Form Summer Sizzler Golf Outing Brochure Send forms to George Lilja(Business DevelopmentDirector) Warren General Hospital Two Cresent Park West Warren, PA 16365 Email: lgeorge@wgh.org Fax: 814-723-2248

Ward Schell proudly displays WGH Logo

By George Lilja
May 15, 2018 Category: General

Ward Schell proudly displaying the WGH logo on his 61s Race Car! Ward Schell, an employee at WGH in the Hospital Information Services Department, has been racing for over 30 years. Presently, he races his 61s race car at Stateline Speedway Busti, NY; Mckean County Family Raceway Smethport, PA; Bradford Speedway Rew, PA; Erie Speedway Hammett, PA and Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio. You can follow Ward and his racing team (K S Racing) on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/KARTINGCRATELMRACING

WMG Now Accepting New Patients

By George Lilja
May 09, 2018 Category: General

Same Day Appointments Available! Dr. Ronald Merino , M.D. 814-726-0273 Liz Anderson, C.R.N.P. 814-723-0407 Lonnie Heeter, C.R.N.P. 814-723-1212 Colette LaVoy, P.A.C. 814-723-0407

Thank You Beth Stratton RT (R) (M)

By George Lilja
May 02, 2018 Category: General

Beth Stratton, RT (R) (M) Because of a bad experience at another hospital, I skipped my annual screening. I came to Warren after not getting my regular mammogram for 3 years after my bad experience. I had Beth for my x-rays tech. I felt comfortable- safe- and did not experience any unusual discomfort from my visit. Thank you. I will continue all of my exams at Warren. Teresa G. from Corry, PA Beth provided our patient with such a good experience that she now drives 45 minutes to have all of her exams done at Warren General. She even brought a close family member to have her annual screening done here too!

Two consecutive years WGH Awarded Top 100 Hospital

By George Lilja
April 02, 2018 Category: General

Do you hear that popping sound? It is the sound of buttons popping off of uniforms at Warren General Hospital. Hospital employees are so proud of their huge accomplishment. Again in 2018 theyve been awarded a top 100 hospital! The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the nations number one rural and community hospital ranking organization, has again awarded Warren General Hospital National Top 100 status based upon their Hospital Strength Index. Eight pillars of strength are included in the comprehensive assessment of the nations hospitals. Measurements include inpatient and outpatient quality, costs, and financial stability compared to thousands of US hospitals. This award is a notable experts opinion, that confirms the Warren General Hospital promise of Exceptional Care, Exceptionally Close.

WGH forges new partnership for Inpatient Behavioral Health Care

By George Lilja
March 09, 2018 Category: General

Jamestown Psychiatric PC will now provide inpatient Behavioral Health Care services 24/7 at WGH The promise of world-class care continues at Warren General. We are pleased to welcome to Warren General Hospital Dr. Israr Abbasi and his team of dedicated professionals from Jamestown Psychiatric P.C. Their vison of delivering high quality and compassionate mental health care mirrors our vision of world class care through collaboration. We believe the care provided by the WGH Behavioral Health team to inpatients will continue to stand out through our new relationship, stated Rick Allen CEO of Warren General Hospital. Dr. Abassis team brings strength and extensive experience in the provision of regional inpatient mental health services. The partnership with Jamestown Psychiatric, P.C., is another example of WGHs effort to forge regional partnerships to strengthen care locally. We are excited to join hands with Warren General Hospital to improve the mental health of current and new patients

Parker Watson's Orthopedic Surgery Testimonial

By George Lilja
February 09, 2018 Category: General

WGH PATIENT PARKER WATSONS TESTIMONIAL DR. SIMON AMSDELL, ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON FROM WARREN MEDICAL GROUP, REPAIRED MY BROKEN WRIST AND REHABWORKS AT WARREN GENERAL HOSPITAL PROVIDED THE THERAPY TO GET ME BACK ON THE RACE TRACK. WITHOUT THEM, I WOULDNT BE ABLE TO RIDE MY BIKE AGAIN. -Parker Watson, Russell, PA

Walk In Care Service now in Youngsville

By George Lilja
February 02, 2018 Category: General

Warren General Hospital has expanded its Walk-In Care Service to included Youngsville, PA now. Hours are Noon - 4:00 pm (No appointments needed) Mon/Tues/Wed Location: Youngsville Medical Building 400 East main Street Youngsville, PA Kelly Sullivan, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, attended Gannon University for her BSN in Nursing...went on for her Masters in 2012 at Clarion and Edinboro Universities and graduated in 2015 with her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner. Kelly is a lifelong resident of Youngsville, PA. After her College career at Gannon University she continued to work at Warren General Hospital in the Emergency Department before spending the rest of her Registered Nurse Career on the labor and delivery Unit at WGH. After Graduating with her masters Degree she started with Warren Medical Group in 2015 where she has been happy to help assist in the care of Warren County Residents. Kelly married her high school sweetheart, Dan Sullivan, in 2009. They now have three children, Johnathan,

Partnership Agreement with Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network and LECOM Health

By George Lilja
November 17, 2017 Category: Press Release

Warren General Hospital announced today that an agreement in principle has been reached with Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and LECOM Health to establish an affiliation that will further enhance access to high-quality, high value health services in the communities of the Warren and surrounding regions. In this tentative agreement, Warren General Hospital will provide a membership interest to AHN and LECOM Health. The organizations expect to execute definitive agreements and secure regulatory approvals for their affiliation by the first quarter of 2018. Upon closing of the deal, Warren General will partner with AHN, Highmark Health and LECOM Health to further strengthen and expand the quality and scope of medical care it offers to the region. Today is an exciting new day for Warren General and our hundreds of dedicated and talented caregivers, said Rick Allen, President and CEO of Warren General Hospital. With our determination to remain independent, our Board of Directors

WARREN GENERAL HOSPITAL BABY SAFE HAVEN

By George Lilja
October 18, 2017 Category: General

WARREN GENERAL HOSPITAL SAFE HAVEN All hospitals in Pennsylvania are Safe Havens including Warren General Hospital. We are here to protect your baby if you are not able to care for the baby properly. All you have to do is bring your newborn, (up to 28 days old), into the Hospital lobby and drop the baby off with any staff member. Thats all there is to it. As long as the baby is unharmed and the baby is not a victim of any crime, you will not be in any trouble. No one will ask you any questions; no one will judge you and no one will say a word about your baby. In fact, you dont even have to give your name or address. You can provide medical information about the baby. But you dont have to answer any questions. To speak to someone about the Safe Haven Program, call confidentially at 814-723-3300 extension 1681.

You Don't Need to Travel to Get the Best Medical Care

By Warren General Hospital
October 18, 2017 Category: General

A torn ACL during a basketball game. A concussion as a result of an accident. Speech therapy after a stroke. Injury and issues arise from everyday activities. Driving long distances to see specialists or find good care adds to the stress and can even worsen symptoms. But its not like you dictate where the hospitalsare located, so what do you do? exceptional care, exceptionally close Fortunately, Warren General Hospital and local hospitals like it remove this added concern. There is no need to travel to a major medical center when you can get exceptional care, exceptionally close at a local facility. Our capabilities and specialties rival big-name hospitals and our doctor to patient ratio is much lower. In fact, according to U.S. News World Report, a local hospital may prove to be a better option. How so? Patient-Centered Care To the local hospital, you are more than a patient number. You are a person, a member of the community. Smaller facilities create an atmosphere of home with

Pennsylvania State Employees Information: WGH and Quest Diagnostics

By George Lilja
October 16, 2017 Category: General

Pennsylvania State Employees Information Warren General Hospital, through a cooperative effort with ACL/Quest Diagnostics, is now able to provide laboratory services to Pennsylvania State Employees and Retirees enrolled in the Aetna PEBTF PPO and the Blue Sheild PEBTF PPO program. Pa State Employees, families and retirees participating in the Aetna Custom HMO insurance program are out of network at Warren General. However, you can now have your lab work drawn at Warren General through the Quest draw site. Your tests will be done by a Quest laboratory and billed at in-network rates. Employees needing lab work can go to the Warren General Hospital registration area as always. A few notes: You will need to have your insurance card with you. Your insurance information must be sent to Quest Diagnostics with your specimen to avoid out of network costs. You will be asked to complete an insurance information form to send with your samples. Notify the registration clerk that