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April 2, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Opens
to Additional Phases
The Pennsylvania State Department of Health announced an accelerated timeline for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in Pennsylvania. On March 31, vaccine eligibility opened to individuals in four targeted industries: Law enforcement; Firefighters; Grocery Store workers; and Food and Agriculture workers.

New eligibility dates were also announced for the additional phases which include:

  • Phase 1B - April 5
  • Phase 1C - April 12
  • All Pennsylvania Residents - April 19

Heritage Valley Health System is encouraging all those in the upcoming phases to register online at heritagevalley.org or call 724.770.7555. As vaccine becomes available and the appropriate phases are launched, Heritage Valley will contact those registered individuals via email to schedule appointments for their first and second doses.
Adult Behavioral Health Unit
Opens at Heritage Valley Kennedy
On Tuesday, April 6, Heritage Valley Health System will open a new Adult Behavioral Health Unit on the Kennedy campus. The newly constructed 24-bed adult Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) focuses on the treatment and care of individuals, ages 18 and older, with behavioral health disorders. The unit complements the existing geriatric behavioral health unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy. Additionally, three new intake rooms were added to the emergency department at the Kennedy Township hospital, for those arriving with specific behavioral health needs. With this new unit opening, the behavioral health unit at Heritage Valley's Sewickley campus will close and current staff will transition to the new unit.

"The new unit was developed with thoughtful input from our clinical staff working with architects and engineering professionals. The environment supports the emphasis we provide on therapeutic communication by offering expanded group areas, privacy, and safety features," said Linda Homyk, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Heritage Valley Health System.

Heritage Valley Health System has a long tradition of serving the behavioral health care needs in the community. The Heritage Valley Health System Board of Directors and leadership team is committed to providing high-quality behavioral health care. Beyond the inpatient behavioral health care at Heritage Valley Kennedy and Heritage Valley Beaver hospitals, the Health System continues a long-standing partnership with Staunton Clinic which enables care to continue, uninterrupted, when patients return home.

"Heritage Valley’s continuum of behavioral health care services is one of the many ways the Health System seeks to expand our reach and mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve," added Ms. Homyk.

To take a tour of the new unit, please go to heritagevalley.org or click here.
REMINDER: Heritage Valley Wellness Center Reopens Monday!
On April 5, the Heritage Valley Wellness Center will reopen with condensed hours; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with plans to progressively expand hours of operation.

The Heritage Valley Wellness Center features state-of-the-art equipment and guidance from professionals with experience in physical therapy and exercise physiology.
Routine cleaning and safety protocols are in place and masks are required. Membership is $35 per month with $10 per month for each additional family member. There is a $20 one-time initiation fee. For more information about the Wellness Center, click here, or call 724.770-0172 option 1.
Heritage Valley
Wellness Center
1030 Beaner Hollow Road
Beaver, PA 15009
Tel: 724-770-0172, option 1
COVID-19 and Flu Testing Available at ConvenientCare
COVID-19 and Flu Tests are available at Heritage Valley's seven ConvenientCare locations. Patients can call the nearest ConvenientCare clinic for a telehealth/telephone visit with a provider. Once a telehealth visit is completed and the test ordered, patients will be directed to a ConvenientCare location for testing. Patients will be able to drive up to any of our seven ConvenientCare locations (Aliquippa, Center Twp., Chippewa, Edgeworth, Ellwood City, Robinson Twp., Calcutta, Ohio) and remain in their car while clinical staff come to the car and assist in the collection of the COVID-19 sample. To learn more about COVID-19 testing, click here
National Doctors Day
This week we celebrated National Doctors Day. Heritage Valley Health System recognizes the dedicated doctors at our hospitals and community locations. Your commitment and service are essential to our mission to improve the health and well-being of all people in the communities we serve.