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March 17, 2023

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

Our next issue will be Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Dementia Support Group

The Heritage Valley Senior Living Community is sponsoring a Dementia Support Group for those who are caring for someone living with dementia. Come meet others who may be in a similar situation, share your experiences, and learn coping strategies and ways to further support your loved ones.

The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the Independent Living Residence’s community kitchen. The Heritage Valley Senior Living Community is located at 30 Heckel Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

Please RSVP to Gina Iuliucci, Memory Care Director, at giuliucci@hvhs.org or 412-862-0181. For more information on the Heritage Valley Senior Living Community, or to schedule a tour, please click here to visit our website or call 412-331-6139.

Hop Over to the Senior Living Community

for an Easter Egg Hunt!

The Easter Bunny is making an early stop at the Heritage Valley Senior Living Community! Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 25, from 1:30 - 3:00 pm on the front porch of the Personal Care residence. Children will be separated into groups based on age for the egg hunt, and refreshments will be served. Don’t let the possibility of rain keep you away! In the event of inclement weather, the festivities will take place indoors.

Please RSVP by March 22 to 412-331-6139 with the number and ages of children who will be participating. We hope to see you there!

Attention Future RNs!

A new nursing career awaits you! The Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing offers a 20-month Diploma program beginning each fall, and we are now accepting applications for the Class of 2025, which begins this August. All pre-admission testing is currently being waived.


Please click here to visit our website and learn about our State Board approved, ACEN accredited program. By clicking on the Virtual Forum tab, you will hear from staff about our 100% job placement rate, affordable tuition (1/4 the cost of other colleges and universities!), extensive clinical practice time, small class size and individualized instruction.


You may also contact us at 412-777-6204 or SONadmissions@hvhs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Girl Scout Healthcare Badge Blitz

The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania are collaborating with the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing to present a Healthcare Badge Blitz. On Monday, April 24, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, the Scouts will be able to earn the following badges:

  • Brownie: Brownie First Aid; My Best Self; Snacks
  • Cadette: Babysitter; Cadette First Aid; Eating for You
  • Junior: Junior First Aid; Simple Meals; Staying Fit

The event takes place in the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing building, which is located directly behind Heritage Valley Kennedy hospital. Participants should proceed to the Roseta Auditorium, which is located on the ground floor. (Masks at the event are optional, and will be available upon request.)

To register, please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040849A8AD2EA7FD0-healthcare and sign up with the Scout’s name. The registration deadline is April 17.  

Way to go, Ivette... and Heritage Valley Rehab!

Ivette’s daughter reached out to let us know how thankful she is for Amy and the Physical Therapy team at Heritage Valley Rehab-Beaver! Ivette recently completed the last of her physical therapy sessions following knee replacement surgery. While it was tough at first, she is now a champ on the leg press and stationary bike!


Ivette showed up for every PT appointment ready to work, and was diligent about doing the home exercises that her Heritage Valley PT team provided. Her hard work paid off... Ivette’s knee is healing great and her range of motion is even better than expected!


For information about Heritage Valley’s Physical Therapy program, please click here to visit our website.

Try This Tasty (and Healthy) Dish!

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, we want to share this recipe from our Nutrition Services Department. This quiche eliminates the crust (and extra calories!) while maintaining the flavor, and it sounds delicious!



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup low-fat milk, rice milk or soy milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups chopped cauliflower
  • ½ cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil an 8-by-8-inch casserole dish or 9-inch pie pan with olive oil or butter. Spread onions evenly in the dish and place in the oven while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, beat eggs, salt and milk with a whisk.
  3. Remove dish from oven with mitts and spread cauliflower and cheese evenly. Pour egg mixture over cauliflower, onions and cheese. Sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, until cauliflower is cooked and casserole is golden brown.

Cooking Notes

  • Quiche can be refrigerated in a sealed container for 2 to 3 days.
  • Broccoli can be used as a substitute for cauliflower.
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