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 November 23, 2022

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

Our next issue will be Friday, December 9, 2022.

Wishing you a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

During Thanksgiving, many of us gather with family and friends, share delicious food and watch parades, football and, for the dog lovers among us, the National Dog Show! Why not add the annual Heritage Valley Health System Foundation/Sewickley Valley YMCA Turkey Trot to your Thanksgiving tradition? The race begins tomorrow at 8:30 am (rain or shine!) at War Memorial Park, 811 Blackburn Road in Sewickley. If you have not pre-registered, please arrive by 7:00 am. For more race information, CLICK HERE.


We wish all of you a joyous Thanksgiving, and want you to know that we are extremely thankful to be your healthcare partner. Heritage Valley and you... Uniquely Connected. For Life.

Look at These Cute Lil' Pumpkins!

We offer CONGRATULATIONS to the families of these beautiful babies who were recently born at Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley. Their parents certainly have something to be thankful for this season!

For information on our family-centered maternal/child health services at Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley, please CLICK HERE.

Heritage Valley uses Robotic Bronchoscopy for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Part of the Heritage Valley LungCare Program

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer deaths. As Lung Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to share news about an innovation that holds promise in the fight against lung cancer and is available at Heritage Valley Beaver. 


Dr. Katherine Chin, Dr. Blake Choplin, Dr. Perry Tiberio and Dr. Matthew Woodske of HVMG Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine use Robotic Bronchoscopy to find and treat lung disease. The robot has the capacity to reach areas of the lung that were often previously inaccessible, allowing our physicians to potentially detect lung cancer much sooner. And, the earlier cancer is detected, the more treatment plans are available.


By utilizing the Auris Health MonarchTM Robotic Bronchoscopy Platform, Heritage Valley’s goal is to enable earlier and more accurate diagnosis of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung. A thin tube, called a bronchoscope, is threaded through a patient’s mouth and into the lung. The physician uses the robot to guide the bronchoscope to the lung nodule to collect a tissue sample for testing. The technology integrates the latest advancements in robotics, software, data science and endoscopy, and combines traditional camera views with computer-assisted navigation. Earlier diagnosis with this minimally invasive approach will hopefully increase chances of survival from lung cancer and reduce unnecessary invasive diagnostic procedures.


This robotic platform allows Heritage Valley to provide state-of-the-art medical procedures in a community facility,” said Dr. Matthew Woodske. “When paired with our other technologies, we can give patients an accurate and safe diagnosis and treatment plan, and hopefully a better chance at a cure.”  


To schedule an appointment with HVMG Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine, please call 724-773-6403 (Heritage Valley Beaver) or 412-749-7160 (Heritage Valley Sewickley). To learn more about Robotic Bronchoscopy and Heritage Valley’s LungCare program, CLICK HERE.

Flu Shots Available at ConvenientCare

Although our drive-through flu clinics have ended for this year, you may receive a flu shot at any of our seven ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinics... no appointment needed! 

Please CLICK HERE for ConvenientCare locations.

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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