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 November 11, 2022

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

Our next issue will be Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Heritage Valley's LungCare Program

Heritage Valley Multispecialty Group

Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

November is lung cancer awareness month, which makes this a great time to talk about the Heritage Valley LungCare program. There are many reasons why your physician may refer you to Heritage Valley Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine and our LungCare program. Perhaps you recently had an x-ray or CT of your lungs that showed an abnormality, or you have a history of multiple lung infections. If you are a previous or current smoker, you may want to schedule a Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening. (More information below.) 

At Heritage Valley Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine, we see patients on a daily basis who have abnormal chest/lung imaging results. Fortunately, our comprehensive LungCare program staff is available to diagnose and treat these issues. Our providers have trained at university medical centers all over the country, and are able to provide the latest techniques, such as Robotic Bronchoscopy. Our goal is to ensure that every patient has the best possible outcome and experience, from screening through treatment. Patients are guided through the process by our compassionate LungCare Navigator, and have access to our experienced multidisciplinary physicians and clinical team. 

We strive to see new patients with abnormal test results within 48 business hours, and our wait times for procedures are much shorter than those at larger healthcare systems. This means that our patients receive answers and treatment more quickly.

Heritage Valley Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine has offices in both Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley hospitals. Please call 724-773-6403 to schedule an appointment in Beaver and 412-749-7160 to schedule an appointment in the Sewickley office.

If you have questions regarding Heritage Valley’s LungCare program, please contact our LungCare Navigator at 724-773-2071 or CLICK HERE to complete an online form. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screenings

According to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, fewer than one in seven lung cancer patients will be diagnosed in the earliest stage, when the disease is most treatable. Screening for lung cancer for high-risk individuals using low-dose CT scans can lead to the earlier detection of lung cancer and ultimately save lives.

Heritage Valley offers Lung Cancer Screening as part of its LungCare program. A Low Dose CT Scan is a painless and noninvasive procedure that can detect very small nodules in the lung, and is especially effective for diagnosing lung cancer when it is in its earliest, most treatable stage. If any of the following apply, you should consider having a Low Dose Computed Tomography (CT) Lung Cancer Screening:

  • You are 50 years of age, currently smoke or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • You have a family history of lung cancer
  • You have risk factors, such as prolonged exposure to asbestos or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • You have a tobacco smoking history of at least 20 pack-years*

*To calculate pack-years, multiply the number of packs of cigarettes smoked a day by the number of years that you smoked.

To receive the full benefit of screening, you should be screened on an annual basis until you no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

Please see your physician for an order for a Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening, and call 1-866-901-IMAG (4624) to schedule your appointment. If you have questions regarding Heritage Valley’s LungCare program, please contact our LungCare Navigator at 724-773-2071 or CLICK HERE to complete an online form. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Save Your Lungs... Stop Smoking Today!

If you smoke, the most important thing you can do to improve your health is to stop smoking. For information on smoking cessation, please contact:

National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quit Lines

1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669)

American Cancer Society


American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking

1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872)

Drive-Through Flu Shots Still Available

Heritage Valley is offering drive-through flu vaccines, by appointment only, through November 16, 2022 for those patients 12 years and older at the location and times listed below. High-dose flu vaccines are available for those ages 65 and older. If this is the first time that you are getting a flu vaccine, we recommend that you receive your vaccine in your Heritage Valley physician’s office.


Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2 Peartree Way, Beaver, PA 15009           

Appointments may be scheduled through My Care Link (available by downloading the HVHS app) or by calling 724-770-7555. 

You may also receive a flu shot at any of our seven ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinics... no appointment needed! To view a list of ConvenientCare locations, CLICK HERE.

COVID Corner... 

Pfizer Bivalent Vaccine Available

We are offering the Pfizer Bivalent boosters by appointment at our ConvenientCare Clinics in Center Township on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and in Robinson Township on Thursdays for those ages 12 and older.


For information about scheduling a COVID booster, please CLICK HERE.

For information about scheduling a COVID test, please CLICK HERE.

For information about scheduling pediatric vaccines for children ages 6 months through 11 years at Heritage Valley Pediatrics in Chippewa/Beaver Falls, please CLICK HERE.

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