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May 13, 2022

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

Our next issue will be Friday, May 27, 2022.

National Hospital Week... We Are HealthCare

May 8 - 14, 2022

Each year, hospitals celebrate National Hospital Week, a time to recognize the important roles that hospitals play in our communities and, most importantly, to celebrate all of the wonderful staff members. We at Heritage Valley are extremely proud of our dedicated employees, and we appreciate the role that each one plays in delivering the very best care to our patients. 


National Hospital Week is a celebration of people; it’s not about the physical buildings, it’s about healthcare staff who are dedicated to their patients. Every Heritage Valley nurse, physician, practitioner and staff member is necessary to deliver the quality services needed by our communities. We have over 550 employees in various departments receiving service recognition awards this year, with years of service ranging from five – 45. In fact, 58 of these employees have been with Heritage Valley for over 35 years! To thank all of our employees, we will be sponsoring prize drawings and food trucks throughout the month.


If you’re wondering what you can do to celebrate National Hospital Week, the answer is simple: thank a healthcare worker.

Marcy – Finance Department at Kennedy with 40 years of service

Chris Rittelmann (left) - Lab at Beaver with 35 years of service and her sister, Janet Berger (right) - Cardiac Cath Lab with 40 years of service

Ray – Radiology Department at Sewickley with 40 years of service (previously worked in Environmental Services for many years)

Anika - employed as a Certified Medical Assistant with HVMG Tatum in Hopewell for 15 years

View Heritage Valley’s Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards

Healthgrades evaluates hospital quality for conditions and procedures based solely on clinical outcomes to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance. They measure hospital performance for the most common in-hospital procedures and conditions and adjust for each patient’s risk factors, such as age, gender and medical condition. The analysis is based on more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records and other select data for the most recent three-year time period available from nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.


Please click here to view Heritage Valley’s Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards!  


This is just another great reason to check out Heritage Valley Health System’s new and improved website! 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.)

Girl Scout “Healthcare Badge Blitz”

Hosted by Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing

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The Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing freshman students recently hosted the Western Pennsylvania Area Girl Scouts in their first ever collaborative “Healthcare Badge Blitz.” The nursing students fulfilled their community healthcare education requirement by developing and presenting demonstrations to the Girl Scouts on badge topics such as first aid, healthy meals, babysitting safety, exercise and other health and medical related fields. All presentations had to fulfill the requirements as recorded in the official Girl Scout Badge documents.

The Girl Scouts dressed wounds, listened to heart sounds on simulators, developed and cooked healthy recipes, learned about the different senses, practiced first aid (including how to perform abdominal thrusts on a choking infant), splinted a finger, wrapped a sprain and more. By the end of the evening, 87 badges were awarded to over 40 Girl Scouts! Also attending the event were troop leaders and family members.

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More School of Nursing News...

Continued Accreditation Granted by ACEN


The Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing was recently notified by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN) that the program has been granted the full eight years of continued accreditation!


According to acennursing.org, participating in the ACEN accreditation process gives a program the opportunity to validate its commitment to providing a quality nursing program by meeting expected standards of educational quality specific to nursing education. ACEN accreditation requires that a nursing program continually assess and make improvements in the educational quality of its nursing program, which is done by evaluating specific Standards and Criteria, including mission, faculty, students, curriculum, resources and outcomes.




We are pleased to report that 19 seniors graduated from the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing on May 5th during a ceremony at Montour Heights Country Club! We are very proud of this class, and know that each graduate will be an asset to the field of Nursing.

Nursing Careers Change Lives!

Perhaps a new career in nursing awaits you! The Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing offers a 20-month diploma program beginning each fall. We are currently accepting applications for the Class of 2024, which will begin in August 2022. 


To learn about our program, Zoom Virtual Information Forums will be held on May 20 @ noon and June 7 @ 8:00 am. Please register at sgyory@hvhs.org. For additional information about the School of Nursing program, please contact us at 412-777-6204 or SONAdmissions@hvhs.org or click here.


100% NCLEX Pass Rate in 2021, 2019, 2018!

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 ConvenientCare 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.

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