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January 21, 2022
Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly. Our next issue will be Friday, February 4, 2022.
Introducing OB/GYN Physician Dr. Kanellitsas
We offer a warm welcome to Ioanna Kanellitsas, MD, FACOG, who is joining the practice of OB/GYN Associates of Sewickley. Dr. Kanellitsas joins Dr. Rebecca Welch and Dr. Wenjun Zong in the practice located in the first floor of Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital, 720 Blackburn Road, Sewickley. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Kanellitsas earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She received her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Kanellitsas completed Obstetrics and Gynecology Post Graduate work at the University of California – UCLA Oliveview in Los Angeles, and did her residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago and Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Dr. Kanellitsas brings with her over 21 years of experience, and is accepting new patients. For an appointment, please call 412-749-8317.
Primary Stroke Centers Awarded Joint Commission Reaccreditation
We are pleased to report that Reaccreditation of the Stroke Centers at Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley has been awarded by the Joint Commission. Successful surveys were recently held, and there were no quality of care issues found in our patient processes. This certification identifies Heritage Valley’s programs as being capable of providing prompt evaluation and treatment to any stroke patient who arrives at Heritage Valley Beaver or Heritage Valley Sewickley.
A key aspect of the Heritage Valley Stroke Response Teams is the “telestroke” system that Heritage Valley has developed with Pittsburgh hospitals. Heritage Valley Beaver physicians are connected by video to neurologists at UPMC facilities, and Heritage Valley Sewickley physicians are connected to neurologists at Allegheny General Hospital.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)-CT Services Available at Ellwood City Medical Neighborhood
As part of our continuing efforts to provide high-quality care to our community, we are pleased to report that PET-CT services are now available at the Heritage Valley Ellwood City Medical Neighborhood, located in the Franklin Plaza Shopping Center on State Route 288.

This latest addition to Ellwood City joins the PET-CT services available in Moon Township and Chippewa, providing patients with even more convenient access to advanced diagnostic services. The Ellwood City Medical Neighborhood also offers a ConvenientCare walk-in clinic, primary care through HVMG Primary Care-Ellwood City, and other diagnostic imaging, including mammography, CT, MRI and lab draw services.
Lab Services in Your Community
Did you know that Heritage Valley has 14 lab locations, some with newly-expanded hours? Please click here for a complete listing of all locations and hours of operation. You are sure to find a convenient location close to home!  
Get Your Flu Vaccine
Flu vaccines are available at all seven of our ConvenientCare locations. We are open seven days a week (Monday – Saturday from 8 am – 8 pm and Sunday from 8 am – 4 pm). No appointments needed!  
COVID Corner...
Covid 19 Vaccines & Boosters
By appointment only... walk-in times are not available.

Click here or visit our website at heritagevalley.org and click on the box titled “COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Information” for relevant information and fact sheets. 

Vaccines and boosters for those ages 12 and older are available as follows: 

Center Township ConvenientCare (Tuesdays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
79 Wagner Road; Suite 200
Monaca, PA 15061
Beginning on February 3, 2022, we will also offer vaccines and boosters, including vaccines for children ages 5 – 11, every Thursday at the Robinson Township ConvenientCare. Scheduling is now available.

Robinson Township ConvenientCare (Next to PNC Bank & DSW Shoes)
2201 Park Manor Blvd; Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5 – 11 are available as follows:

Center Township ConvenientCare (Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
79 Wagner Road; Suite 200
Monaca, PA 15061

Heritage Valley Pediatrics – Chippewa/Beaver Falls (Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
2580 Constitution Boulevard
Chippewa, PA 15010

To view the Pfizer Vaccine Information Fact Sheet for children ages 5 - 11, click here.

To schedule Pfizer vaccines, or a Pfizer or Moderna booster, click on the CareLink button below or call 724-770-7555 (option 1) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
Covid-19 Drive-Through Tests
You are now able to schedule a COVID-19 test and see your results on your smart phone using the Heritage Valley Health System app! In a few easy steps, you can download the iHVHS or aHVHS app and create a “My Care Link,” where you can schedule a COVID-19 test and view your results. You can also view your SMART Health Card here, if you received your COVID vaccines through HVHS.
You are also able to schedule a COVID Test by clicking on the CareLink button below or by calling 724-770-7555 (option 2) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beaver Location
2 Peartree Way
Beaver, PA 15009

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Moon Township Location
935 Thorn Run Road
Moon Township, PA 15108

  • You must have an order for a test. Contact either your Heritage Valley physician or one of our seven ConvenientCare locations to have an order called in.

  • Be sure that your cell phone number is listed in your CareLink profile. We will send a text confirmation of your appointment. We will also send the results of your COVID-19 test via text, typically within 24 – 48 hours.

  • Bring your insurance card and identification to your appointment. Without insurance, the cost of the test is $140, and a bill will be sent to you.

If you need a test on a Saturday or Sunday, please call one of our seven ConvenientCare locations, which can be found on heritagevalley.org, for an appointment. Please note that only ill or symptomatic patients will be seen on the weekends.