Wednesday, February 27, 2013
WTAE star Sally Wiggin will be featured Thursday.
Did you know that every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack? Or how about this statistic: Almost 600,000 people die from heart disease every year—that’s one out of every four deaths. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. That's why Canonsburg General Hospital and the Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township welcome you a heart-health event Friday. Go Red! will feature free blood pressure readings, free foot screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations by Giant Eagle and The Market District, performances and tips by exercise professionals, nutrition counseling and more. Sally Wiggin, of WTAE-TV, will be on hand at Canonsburg General Hospital to share with guests her personal experiences …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wear red Friday in recognition of the fight against heart disease—and check out who the special guest will be for a heart-health event late next month.
When you're getting dressed tomorrow, remember the folks at Canonsburg General Hospital and the Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township want you to 'go red' in recognition of the fight against heart disease. But that's only the beginning. A 'Go Red!' event is slated from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at both Canonsburg General Hospital and the Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township. The heart-health awareness event will include information, screenings, demonstrations and door prizes. Did we mention that special guest Sally Wiggin of WTAE-TV will also make a visit to the CGH to share her story. Interested? Visit www.facebook.com/wpahs.cgh or www.facebook.com/GoRedWashingtonCounty for more information.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Dr. Victor Prisk is also an NCAA All-American gymnast, and a frequent guest on both local and national television and radio programs discussing the benefits of sports nutrition.
Canonsburg General Hospital welcomes Dr. Victor Prisk to the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Institute at its Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township. Prisk, an NCAA All-American gymnast from Iowa State University and Michigan State University, graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. During his fellowship training, Prisk specialized in dance medicine and sports foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Prisk has worked closely with the NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theater, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the University of Pittsburgh …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
A leading esophageal disease specialist is serving and accepting new patients at Peters Township's Outpatient Care Center.
Canonsburg General Hospital (CGH) has welcomed one of the country’s leading specialists in esophageal disease, surgeon Blair Anderson Jobe, MD, to its medical and surgical staff. He will be seeing patients at the West Penn Allegheny Health System's Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township. Considered to be one of the nation’s preeminent esophageal disease specialists, Jobe is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal mobility disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Jobe received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health & Sciences University and a …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Emergency medicine professionals at West Penn Allegheny Health System and Canonsburg General Hospital tell you how to stay cool and safe this summer.
The first day of summer hit the region with a vengeance: with highs reported in the 90s. High heat is not just uncomfortable, but can be dangerous—particularly for the very young, the very old and those suffering from chronic diseases including mental illness. Emergency medicine professionals at West Penn Allegheny Health System and Canonsburg General Hospital offer the following tips to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe as summer continues. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
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1. Safe Sitter Class Where/When: Canonsburg General Hospital, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday Why Go?: This one-day class will be offered in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg General Hospital. This is a medically-oriented instruction series that teaches boys and girls, ages 11-13, how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Participants will learn basic lifesaving techniques, safety tips to prevent accidents, how and when to summon help, basic child care tips and age appropriate activities. Call 1-877-284-2000 to register. Price: $45 includes all class material and a Safe Sitter T-shirt 2. Gross, Disgusting and Edible Science Where?/When?: Peters Township Public Library, 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. on Saturday Why Go?: It's …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Canonsburg General Hospital patients can receive specialized care from the McMurray surgeons.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Canonsburg General Hospital is expanding its surgical capabilities to include more urology services to the medical specialties. McMurray surgeons Jeffrey Cohen, M.D.; Marc Gignac, M.D. and Ralph Miller, M.D. from the Triangle Urological Group treat patients at Canonsburg Hospital with laser lithotripsy for kidney stones, and brachytherapy and cryosurgery for prostate cancer. Triangle Urology is located in Peters Township's Waterdam Centre on Route 19. The urology programs at West Penn Allegheny Health System have a national reputation for the development of new clinical modalities for a multitude of urological conditions and diseases. Urologists diagnose and treat conditions that involve the female and male urinary tracts as well as the …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sign up today for Tai Chi for Arthritis, which begins March 14.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Spring sessions for Tai Chi for Arthritis at the Outpatient Care Center in McMurray—160 Gallery Drive—are scheduled to start March 14. This six-week program is designed to help individuals suffering from arthritis relieve pain and swelling with exercise and meditation, a release states. Tai Chi is an activity that improves balance, strength and coordination while teaching relaxation helping patients who experience stiffness and discomfort associated with arthritis. The course is sponsored by West Penn Allegheny Health System's (WPAHS’) Integrated Medicine Program and Lupus Center of Excellence in cooperation with the Arthritis Foundation. The workshops will be led by J. Gurney Bolster, a certified fitness instructor with a master’s degree …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The four classes are free of charge to diabetics and their families.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Diabetic Education classes will be held at the Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township from 1-2:30 p.m. during the month of February. The classes are as follows: Canonsburg General Hospital officials said they hope to unite people who are coping with diabetes and to share information. The classes are free of charge and open to diabetics and their families. The center is located at 160 Gallery Drive in McMurray. Registration is limited, so please call 877.284.2000 to reserve your seat.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Here's what's happening Friday and Saturday in Peters Township.
1. RML Jazz Concert Where/When: David's Music House, 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday Why Go?: RML Jazz will perform at David’s Music House this Saturday. Click here to read more about the band. Pricing: $10 to $20 at-door donations 2. Healthcare Provider with AED Class Where/When: Canonsburg General Hospital, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Why Go?: Canonsburg Hospital will offer a HealthCare Provider with AED Class on Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m in the McNary Conference Center. The class includes Basic Life Support and is an intensive, one-day program specifically designed for physicians, nurses, day-care workers, lifeguards and others whose jobs may require rescue breathing during a medical emergency. The class also includes CPR for all ages, AED (…