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April 29, 2022
Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly.
Our next issue will be Friday, May 13, 2022.
Introducing Park Manor Medical Associates
Same Location... Same Great Physicians... New Name!
We are pleased to announce that HVMG Family Practice Robinson & Primary Care West are joining to form Heritage Valley Multispecialty Group Park Manor Medical Associates! While we have a new name, our dedicated and compassionate physicians remain the same and we are still located in the Heritage Valley Robinson Township Medical Neighborhood, located at 2201 Park Manor Boulevard. 
By merging the two practices into one, we are able to introduce some exciting changes, including the addition of two Physician Assistants, to better serve our patients. With the addition of Tara Degnan, PA-C and Collin Wurst, PA-C, we will have greater capacity for same-day sick visits and new patient appointments.
During the month of May, we will be launching a new online scheduling tool for HVMG Park Manor Medical Associates. By downloading the iHVHS app onto your smartphone, you will be able to access the scheduling tool to quickly and easily schedule a new patient or sick visit appointment. Additional appointment types will be added later this summer, providing you with the ability to schedule online Annual Wellness Visits, Office Visits, Yearly Physicals and Well Child Visits.
We do accept all major insurances. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 412-749-6920. We look forward to continuing to serve you with the same level of quality care to which you are accustomed.  
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Each year, millions of people face the reality of living with a mental disease. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to focus attention on those living with mental or behavioral health issues, and to help eliminate the stigma often associated with these illnesses.
Heritage Valley Health System has a long tradition of serving the behavioral health care needs in the community, and offers an Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy and a Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy. The Adult Behavioral Health Units focus on the treatment and care of individuals, ages 18 and older, with behavioral health disorders. The inpatient Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit offers care to patients 60 years of age and older, in both short-stay acute and extended stay care, to help improve the quality of life for older adults with chronic and severe mental illnesses. Our staff works closely with the Heritage Valley Medical Staff to ensure that both the patients’ medical and psychiatric needs are met.
Beyond these inpatient programs, we have a long-standing partnership with Staunton Clinic, an outpatient mental health and resource coordination center, which enables patients’ care to continue once they return home. With sites in Bellevue, Edgeworth, Imperial and Wexford, Staunton Clinic provides services to assist people from all walks of life who are seeking to recover from a temporary or more long-term mental health condition. They offer child, adolescent and adult programs.
Mental health is an important part of overall health. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to us:
  • Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Heritage Valley Beaver (724-773-4525)
  • Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy (412-777-6420)
  • Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy (412-777-6420)
  • Staunton Clinic (412-749-7330)
Celebrating Earth Day!
In honor of Earth Day, employees of Heritage Valley Health System were out in full force in Beaver County! Cleanup took place along Beaner Hollow and Dutch Ridge Roads, and over 60 large bags of trash were collected and removed. 

Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22nd of each year, is a time set aside to learn about the environment and promote conservation. We were happy to do our part.
National Nurses Day
National Nurses Day is celebrated each year on May 6th to raise awareness of the important role that nurses play within the healthcare system. Nurses are on the front lines every day, and are often the first and last person that you see during a hospital visit. Nurses make up the largest percentage of the U.S. healthcare workforce, and work hard to keep their patients healthy and happy!

While Nursing is sometimes thought of as a “behind the scenes” profession, we want to bring recognition of Heritage Valley’s nursing staff to the forefront! We appreciate all that they do, and we couldn’t be prouder of them. So... to all of our nurses, thank you for providing such wonderful care to our patients!
CCBC Celebrates 55 Years of Nursing Education
Heritage Valley Health System is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Community College of Beaver County’s upcoming celebration: The Gold Standard of Caring: Celebrating 55 Years of Nursing Education. Community members are invited to purchase tickets and attend the event, which will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 6:30 pm at the CCBC Dome, 1 Campus Drive in Monaca. Perhaps you attended the CCBC Nursing School... this could be a great opportunity to reconnect with faculty and classmates! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://web.charityengine.net/goldstandard or contact the CCBC Foundation at 724-480-3561. You may also share your memories by sending photos to foundationinfo@ccbc.edu.
Kindness is in Your Blood
We are pleased to host a community blood drive at Heritage Valley Beaver on Tuesday, May 17th, from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm in the Education Center, located at 1000 Dutch Ridge Road in Beaver. The American Red Cross has reported that, despite a wonderful response from the public, the current blood supply is low. In case you are wondering, you may donate blood after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The Red Cross will simply need to know the name of the manufacturer of your vaccine.

You can help even more patients if you are an eligible type O, B- or A- donor and make a Power Red donation. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component. This is a great way to maximize your blood donation!

As a special incentive for participating, you will be eligible for a chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight! Plus, you’ll also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice, all courtesy of Suburban Propane. For information and terms, please visit rcblood.org/camper.

To schedule your appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: HVBeaver to schedule an appointment. You may streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. Please note that masks and social distancing are required at the blood drive.

Please join us on May 17th. Every blood donation is critically important!
New Website!
Make a note to check out Heritage Valley Health System’s new and improved website! You will still find us at www.heritagevalley.org, but so much has changed! While Chrome is the best browser to view the website, it will work with all modern browsers, including Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge. (Please note that Internet Explorer is not fully compatible with the new site.)
COVID Corner
The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals, as well as people ages 50 and over, who had an initial booster dose at least four months ago the opportunity to receive a second mRNA booster to increase protection against severe diseases caused by COVID-19. 

Heritage Valley will be offering second boosters at its ConvenientCare walk-in clinics in Center Township on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; in Edgeworth on Wednesdays; and in Robinson Township on Thursdays. Boosters are available by appointment only.

Center Township Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic (Behind the Beaver Valley Mall)
Suite 200
79 Wagner Road
Monaca, PA 15061

Edgeworth ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinic (In the Esmark Building)
100 Hazel Lane
Sewickley, PA 15143

Robinson Township ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinic (Next to PNC Bank & DSW Shoes)
Suite 200
2201 Park Manor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after a first booster dose. (Moderna boosters may only be given to individuals ages 18 and older.)

  • Adults ages 50 and older who are not immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.

For information about scheduling a COVID test, please click here.
For information about scheduling a COVID vaccine or booster, please click here.