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A message from WGH CEO Rick Allen

By George Lilja
October 04, 2018 Category: General

Great day for Warren General and our Community! On Monday, September 24th Warren General Hospital entered into Partnership with Allegheny Health Network, LECOM Health, and Highmark Health. The agreement provides funding to improve services and advance medical care in our community. It was agreed by our new Partners and our Hospital Board of Directors that we remain an independent organization. The WGH Board of Directors remains in control of services offered and care provided to the residents of the greater Warren area. I applaud the WGH Board of Directors for their hard work and very careful study over the past eighteen months arriving at this important decision leading to a very bright future for Warren General. Nearly sixty years ago I was born in Warren General Hospital. I returned four years ago to help the Hospital improve operations, care quality and service and achieve a Vision to be one of the best community hospitals in the nation. We were awarded our second Top 100 Rural

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By George Lilja
September 27, 2018 Category: General

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the staff at Warren Generals Screening Center is hard at work to make this years celebrating the best yet. For the past several years, the staff has transformed the Screening Center every October into Operation Pink. This year is no exception. Pink is everywhere and the Staff is proud to participate in this annual tradition. Breast cancer awareness, however, should not be limited to only one month. About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lives. Breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer type, besides lung cancer. That being said, the staff at the Screening Center reminds women that early detection is the best protection against breast cancer and to make your annual mammogram on a regular basis. Mammography remains the single most effective method of early breast cancer detection. Mammographers include Lead Mammographer, Christa Moore, RT (R)(M), Laura Garris, RT(R)(M), Candice Walden,

Partnership

By George Lilja
September 25, 2018 Category: General

Warren General Hospital, AHN and LECOM Health Sign Affiliation Agreement Organizations Aim to Enhance the Quality, Value and Breadth of Health Services in Northwestern PA Warren, PA (September 24, 2018) Officials from Warren General Hospital (WGH), Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and LECOM Health joined community leaders and hospital employees today to celebrate the signing of an affiliation agreement that will strengthen and expand the services that WGH provides. Last November, WGH, AHN and LECOM Health announced plans to establish an affiliation that would help advance their respective missions and strategies for delivering high-quality, high-value health care in the Northwestern Pennsylvania region. After much due diligence, we chose partners that share the longstanding values of Warren General and our commitment to both high-quality medical care and the promotion of overall community health, said WGH Board President, Carmen Ferranto, MPS. The Board is confident

Open House for Walk-In Service at North Warren Location

By George Lilja
September 13, 2018 Category: General

You Are Invited to Our New North Warren Walk-In Clinic Open House Sept. 17th, 11:00 am 5:00 pm Our Care for Your Minor Ailments Injuries Begins Grand Opening September 18th at 9:00 am Open 7 Days, No Appointment Necessary! Mon Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Sat Sun 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 814-723-3794 North Warren 2817 Market Street in Warren Commons next to Walmart EXCEPTIONAL CARE. EXCEPTIONALLY CLOSE.

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

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

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

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

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

iVantage Health Analytics ranks WGH in 2017 Top 100 Rural Hospitals

By George Lilja
May 03, 2017 Category: General

Warren General Hospital Named National 2017 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital iVantage Health Analytics index measured the 8 pillars of hospital strength to give Warren General Hospital a high ranking among 4,000 national rural hospitals.

Free Speech and Language Screenings for Children at WGH

By George Lilja
March 10, 2017 Category: General

Free Speech and Language screenings for children offered at Warren General Hospitals RehabWorks Department at the parent/guardians convenience. They are available to any age and the child will be assessed in areas of listening, understanding, and speaking. They are short 15 minute screenings. Children with undiagnosed speech and language deficits have a higher chance of having difficulties in the educational setting later in life. Children are growing and learning very rapidly from birth to 5, which makes early intervention crucial to age-appropriate development. Theresa Cook -- Speech/Language Pathologist at WGH RehabWorks To register for these free screenings contact Theresa Cook, our new Speech/Language Pathologist, at 814-726-4070.

RehabWorks adds speech-language pathologist to their team!

By George Lilja
September 26, 2016 Category: General

Theresa Cook joins the team of growing specialist at RehabWorks as a speech-language pathologist. Theresa has experience with the evaluation and treatment of children with various speech and language disorders.