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June 24, 2022

Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly.

Our next issue will be Friday, July 8, 2022.

July 4th Holiday Hours

Heritage Valley ConvenientCare Walk-in Clinics will be available to take care of your minor illnesses and injuries on the holiday! On Monday, July 4th, our ConvenientCare Walk-in Clinic locations in Center Township, Chippewa and Robinson Township will be open from 8 am – 4 pm.  Lab and Radiology services will also be available at these three locations. The remaining four locations (Aliquippa; Calcutta, OH; Edgeworth; Ellwood City) will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th.


While our hospital-based Radiology and Lab Departments will be closed for outpatient services on July 4th, emergency and inpatient Radiology and Lab services will be available as always. 


ConvenientCare Walk-in Clinics Open on July 4th:

Center Township

79 Wagner Road

Suite 200

Monaca, PA 15061



2580 Constitution Boulevard

Chippewa, PA 15010


Robinson Township

2201 Park Manor Boulevard Suite 200

Pittsburgh, PA 15205


Acute Rehab Unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy Celebrates Anniversary!

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley at Heritage Valley Kennedy, the 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit owned by Encompass Health and Heritage Valley Health System, recently celebrated its one year anniversary of serving patients within our community! 


The inpatient rehabilitation unit is located on the fifth floor of Heritage Valley Kennedy and operates as a satellite location of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley.


“We continue to be excited for the opportunity to make a greater impact in our community as we celebrate the one year anniversary of this inpatient rehabilitation unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy,” said Leah Laffey, CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley. “Our care allows people to return to their lives at their highest levels of function after a life-altering illness or injury. There is no greater reward than helping our patients regain function, strength and the confidence they need to move forward in their lives.”


The Encompass inpatient rehabilitation unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy cares for patients recovering from strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and complex orthopedic conditions. Patients receive three hours of intensive, individualized therapy five days a week in a hospital setting, along with 24-hour nursing care, access to advanced technologies and frequent visits by an attending physician.

Meet Dr. Nicholas Love...

While you are a patient in the Encompass inpatient rehab unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy, Dr. Nicholas Love will oversee your care. His goal is to make your rehabilitation successful, and he will work closely with the rest of your team to help you reach your goals! He sees patients at least three times a week, and your Primary Care Physician will receive a summary of your stay after discharge. While at Heritage Valley Kennedy, you will be treated with dignity and respect by Dr. Love and the entire staff.

Christmas in July (& August!) at Heritage Valley's Senior Living Community

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... to move into Heritage Valley’s Senior Living Community! Move into one of our three facilities by August 31st and receive $1,000 off your first three months for a total discount of $3,000! We offer Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care.


Independent Living: Are you a recent retiree in good health, looking for a beautiful, maintenance-free setting? A place where you can make new friends, engage in a wide range of social and educational activities and entertain visiting family and friends? If so, you will love our community for today’s independent seniors!


Personal Care: Do you need occasional help with getting around? Perhaps you require simple assistance with caring for yourself and managing your daily routine. We have the perfect place for you, and we will create an assistance plan to meet your individual needs.


Memory Care: Our Memory Care facility provides a space that offers comfort not only for our patients, but also for their families.


The Heritage Valley Senior Living Community is conveniently located right across the street from the Heritage Valley Kennedy hospital campus. Please call us today at 412-331-6139 to schedule a visit and personal tour!

Heritage Valley Receives American Heart Association Quality Achievement Awards

Heritage Valley Health System has received four American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show that patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.

Get With The Guidelines put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines programs, Heritage Valley Health System qualified for the awards by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

This year, Heritage Valley Health System received the following achievement awards:

Heritage Valley Beaver

  • Stroke Gold Plus with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite
  • Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (For proper management of Type 2 Diabetes in stroke and heart attack patients)

Heritage Valley Sewickley

  • Stroke Silver Plus with Target Stroke Honor Roll
  • Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll (For proper management of Type 2 Diabetes in stroke and heart attack patients)

“Heritage Valley is committed to improving quality patient care by adhering to the evidence-based treatment guidelines and streamlining patient processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes,” said Linda Homyk, Chief Nursing Officer. “The Get With The Guidelines program provides a road map for our teams to apply proven knowledge and guidelines to patient care on a daily basis. This helps the people in our communities experience longer, healthier lives with improved patient outcomes.” 

COVID Corner

Children ages 6 months through 5 years are now able to receive COVID-19 vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed the recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, so now all Americans ages 6 months and older are eligible to be vaccinated.


First, second and third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are available for children ages 6 months through 5 years by appointment Monday - Friday at Heritage Valley Pediatrics in Chippewa/Beaver Falls. Walk-in times are not available for vaccines and boosters. A consent form, signed by a parent or guardian, is required and will be provided at the time of the appointment. Please note that a separate appointment is needed for each child in a family.

Heritage Valley Pediatrics – Chippewa/Beaver Falls

2580 Constitution Boulevard, Chippewa, PA 15010

Certain immunocompromised individuals, as well as people ages 50 and over, who had an initial booster dose at least four months ago are able to receive a second mRNA booster to increase protection against severe diseases caused by COVID-19. Heritage Valley is offering second boosters at its ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinics in Center Township on Tuesdays and in Robinson Township on Thursdays. Boosters are available by appointment only.


Center Township ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinic (Behind the Beaver Valley Mall)

79 Wagner Road, Suite 200, Monaca, PA 15061


Robinson Township ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinic (Next to PNC Bank & DSW Shoes)

2201 Park Manor BoulevardSuite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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

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

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