Friday, December 2, 2011
Peters Township High School art honors volunteers embellished the Outpatient Care Center’s windows with holiday scenes Thursday.
Twenty-three Peters Township High School art honors students toted their skills and paintbrushes to the Outpatient Care Center Thursday for a fun field trip. Holiday spirit filled the air, as did Christmas music playing simultaneously from iPod to iPod. Two weeks ago, Acacia Svonavec, community marketing manager at Canonsburg General Hospital, approached the classrooms about the idea. “Each year, where I grew up (in Confluence, Pa.) we had a fall festival and 10 to 15 local businesses would paint holiday themes on the windows,” Svonavec said. “It was such a nice idea for the season. It’s a situation where everybody wins.” High school art teachers Marguerite Kazalas and Kristin DeGiovanni surveyed the activity as students adorned the clear …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Congratulations to Terry Wiltrout, who was named to the position Friday.
West Penn Allegheny Health System on Friday announced the appointment of Terry Wiltrout as chief executive officer at Canonsburg General Hospital. The appointment is effective immediately. Wiltrout has served as interim CEO at the hospital since June. Wiltrout, 39, officially joined Canonsburg’s leadership team in 2002 and was named the hospital’s vice president of operations in 2007. He began his career with the West Penn Allegheny Health System in 1991 as a computer operator. Most recently, Wiltrout was the lead executive overseeing the development of West Penn Allegheny‘s new Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township. “Terry is a talented healthcare executive who has been instrumental in the success of Canonsburg General and the growth…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Debbie DeMarco was honored with Canonsburg General Hospital's 2011 Tradition of Caring Award.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Debbie DeMarco, of the Nutritional Services Department at Canonsburg General Hospital, was awarded the 2011 Tradition of Caring Award in October. This award recognizes an employee that exemplifies the tradition of caring expected by hospital patients, physicians, fellow staff members and the community. “Ms. DeMarco has earned the respect of her coworkers and continually demonstrates pride in herself, her career and the hospital,” said Interim President/CEO of Canonsburg General Hospital Terry Wiltrout. “Debbie’s coworkers have recognized that she tries each day to make someone else’s day brighter.” The Tradition of Caring Award is given to a person that demonstrates outstanding job knowledge, performance and communications skills, which …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Dr. Peter Moulder IV was recently added to the staff at Canonsburg General Hospital.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Board of Directors of Canonsburg General Hospital recently appointed Peter Moulder IV, M.D. to its medical staff. Moulder practices internal medicine, with a dedication to offer personalized care for 21 years of age through geriatrics. He has joined the Primary Care Professionals group that accepts new patients and offers same day scheduling with convenient hours. The physicians of Primary Care Professionals have staffing privileges at Canonsburg General Hospital and are dedicated to providing you and your family with primary care medical services, a release states. Moulder earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a member of the…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Low pool pH levels can lead to tooth enamel erosion.
Frequent swimmers are likely all too familiar with some of the adverse effects that come as a result from spending too much time in the pool. The dry skin, discolored hair and distinct chlorine smell are obvious giveaways that someone spent their day in the pool. Dentists from the New York University College of Dentistry have added one more feature to that list: eroded tooth enamel. In a recent study, the dentists analyzed the case of a 52-year-old man who had complained about sensitive teeth, dark tooth staining and enamel loss that set on quickly and lasted for only a few months. The only explanation the dentists could determine was the man’s newly adopted 90-minute daily swimming routine. “Tooth enamel erosion can occur in swimming …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The event has been scheduled for Sept. 12 at Valley Brook Country Club.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Canonsburg General Hospital’s 27th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament has been announced. The event has been scheduled for Sept. 12 at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Patient Gateway Project at the hospital. The event, cosponsored by the Canonsburg General Hospital Medical Staff and Angelo Falconi’s Moon Township Dealerships, includes brunch, dinner, raffle and skill prizes. For more information about corporate sponsorship or to register to play, call Becky Biddle, director of development at 724-745-3913.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Fourth of July a cause for concern for parents of underage kids.
Holiday weekends like the Fourth of July are often cause for cookouts and celebrations with family and friends. But that could spell trouble for underage kids, especially boys. According to a recent study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, underage males visit the emergency room twice as much during the Fourth of July weekend than at any time during the rest of the month. The study analyzed national government statistics from 2009, and found that emergency rooms in the United States saw a daily average of more than 940 visits related to underage drinking throughout the holiday weekend of July 3-5, 2009. Two-thirds of those visits were from boys. Jonathan Landis, MD, medical director of Canonsburg …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville and Canonsburg General Hospital will benefit from Highmark grants.
Highmark Inc. and the West Penn Allegheny Health System plan to affiliate to maintain the health system as an affordable choice for health care services and continue to provide community access for health care. “Today is an important first step to ensuring the continued viability of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and a choice of health care services in our region,” Kenneth R. Melani, M.D., Highmark’s president and chief executive officer, said during a news conference to announce the affiliation. “We are preserving a vital not-for-profit community asset.” Highmark is immediately providing a $50 million grant to West Penn Allegheny, enabling the health system to sustain and strengthen its West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield and Forbes …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Canonsburg General Hospital vice president of operations now serves as interim chief executive officer following Kim Malinky’s retirement.
Hospital officials appointed current vice president of operations, Terry Wiltrout, as Canonsburg General Hospital’s interim chief executive officer just one week after current CEO and President Kim Malinky announced her retirement. Wiltrout has served as vice president of operations since 2007 and officially joined the hospital’s leadership team in 2003. In 1991, he commenced his career as a computer operator with West Penn Allegheny Health System. As an active member of the McMurray Rotary and the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce, among many community organizations, he most recently led an outstanding project in Peters as the lead executive overseeing the development of West Penn Allegheny‘s new Outpatient Care Center off of Route 19…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Volunteers needed at hospital's snack shop, deadline for senior award information and overdue library books, and CGH to sponsor annual golf tournament—register now.
Volunteers Needed at the Outpatient Care Center—The hospital is in need of adult volunteers to work in the hospital's snack shop at the new Outpatient Care Center. Those interested would help by serving refreshments and selling merchandise. Volunteers are welcome to attend the initial meeting and orientation Tuesday, May 31 at 9 a.m. For more information click on the link above. Information Needed for Upcoming Senior Awards & Commencement Program—The deadline to submit information is Tuesday, May 31. On June 7, 2011 the Senior Awards Ceremony will take place to recognize all seniors who have earned scholarships or other special academic awards. The school is asking this form to be completed and returned to the counseling office. In the …