Heritage Valley Health System E-Connections aims to increase community awareness of our services and locations. You can also stay connected by visiting our Website or downloading the HVHS App.

 October 14, 2022

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

Our next issue will be Friday, October 28, 2022.

Mammograms Save Lives!


The third Friday in October each year is National Mammography Day. On this day, and throughout the month, women are encouraged to schedule a mammography appointment. Mammograms are performed to screen healthy women for signs of breast cancer and to evaluate women who may have symptoms. Combining a yearly mammogram, monthly breast self-examination and a yearly clinical breast exam provides women age 40 and over with the best means of early detection of breast abnormalities. When problems are detected early, women have the most hope of controlling or curing a problem.


Self-Requesting Mammograms: All of our mammography locations listed below offer Self-Requesting Mammograms, which means that a patient may schedule herself for a screening mammogram without a written order from a physician.


Walk-in Mammograms: On Mondays in the Robinson Township Medical Neighborhood and Wednesdays in the Ellwood City Medical Neighborhood women may walk in and request a screening mammogram. No appointment needed! Simply bring your prescription from your physician.


In addition to the Women’s Health Centers in Center Township and Robinson Township (newly opened!), both screening and diagnostic mammography services are offered at the following convenient locations:

  • Heritage Valley Edgeworth Medical Neighborhood
  • Heritage Valley Kennedy Hospital


Additional screening sites, located in our Medical Neighborhoods, include:

  • Heritage Valley Calcutta
  • Heritage Valley Center
  • Heritage Valley Chippewa
  • Heritage Valley Ellwood City


Women’s Health Center – Center Township

200 Pleasant Drive, Center Township, PA 15001


Women’s Health Center – Robinson Township

2201 Park Manor Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Schedule Your Screening Mammogram On-Line!

 

You can now schedule your screening mammogram on-line using Heritage Valley’s My Care Link! 

 

Simply download the Heritage Valley Health System app (iHVHS/aHVHS); create a “My Care Link” account; click on the Mammography Exam icon and follow the prompts to schedule an appointment at one of our eight screening locations. To schedule through heritagevalley.org, click on Patient & Visitor Resources to find “My Care Link.” Click here if you need help creating a “My Care Link” account. 

 

When scheduling, you will be asked a few health-related questions. If you answer “yes” to any, you will be directed to call 1-866-901 MAMO (6266) to schedule your appointment. Diagnostic mammograms may also be scheduled by calling this number.


For more information on Heritage Valley’s BreastCare program, click here.


Remember - a mammogram may save your life!

Welcome Dr. Que!

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon


We are pleased to welcome Xingyi Que, MD, MS, FACS to the Heritage Valley Multispecialty Group Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery practice. He is now practicing in the Heritage Valley Beaver office, located at 1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009. 

 

Dr. Que received his M.D. and his M.S. in Cardiac Surgery and Hemodynamic Research from the West China University of Medical Sciences. He has completed multiple residencies, including one in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Que is double Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and has over 22 years of experience as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Que is bilingual, and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.


Some of Dr. Que’s areas of skill and expertise include off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery; valvular repair/replacement surgery; aortic aneurysm surgery; minimally invasive cardiac surgery, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR); surgical treatment of heart failure and pulmonary failure, such as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD); lung surgery of benign or malignant disease; and minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery, such as Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS).


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Que, please call 724-773-8289.

Calling all Future Nurses!

Are you looking for a new career path? Or perhaps you’re a Senior in high school and wondering what career choice is right for you? Join us for a Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing Open House on Thursday, November 3, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, with sessions starting every 15 minutes. Meet instructors, staff and current students, tour the facility and learn what makes our program one of the best! (100% PA State Board of Nursing NCLEX pass rates in 2018, 2019 and 2021!) 

 

The Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing is committed to providing the best education and learning environment to our students. The School has partnered with PennWest California (formerly California University of PA) and, in addition to an RN diploma, students can earn up to 30 general education credits to transfer toward a BSN or MSN degree.

 

Join us on November 3rd to see why the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing is right for you! Please click here to RSVP, or call 412-777-6204. If this date does not work with your schedule, another Open House will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

 

The School is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2025, with classes beginning in August 2023. Full tuition scholarships are available!

Unique Boutique

is Back!

The Unique Boutique is back! In its 22nd year, this popular event continues to draw incredible artists, emerging small business vendors and our returning vendors. The event will be held from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive in Sewickley. “We are delighted to bring the Unique Boutique back in person,” commented Mrs. Terri Tunick, Event Chair and member of the Board of Directors for the Heritage Valley Health System Foundation. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to renovate the 5th floor Orthopedic Unit at Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital.


Shoppers will be delighted with the exceptional selection of boutique clothing, stylish jewelry, textiles and home decor. Personal service, one-of-a-kind items and custom orders are a hallmark of this annual event, which features 50 vendors from the tristate area. Treat yourself or stock up for everyone on your gift list! 


Admission for Unique Boutique is $20 per person or $40 per person for admission and lunch. A buffet lunch, prepared by the Edgewood Club’s Chef Rudek, will be served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Reservations are preferred. A courtesy shuttle will be available to shoppers from the Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital garage located at Fitch Circle (720 Blackburn Road) to the Edgeworth Club. The shuttle will make rounds every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 am and running through 4:00 pm.


Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, please call (412) 749-7121 or email foundation@hvhs.org.  

Drive-Through Flu Vaccines Now Available

Heritage Valley is offering drive-through flu vaccines, by appointment only, through mid-November for those patients 12 years and older at the locations 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 (Beaver Location)

2 Peartree Way, Beaver, PA 15009           


Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Moon Township Location)

935 Thorn Run Road, Moon Township, PA 15108


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


For those ages 12 and older, we are offering the Pfizer Bivalent boosters at our ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinics in Center Township on Tuesdays and in Robinson Township on Thursdays. Beginning on October 19th, boosters will also be available on Wednesdays at the ConvenientCare Walk-In Clinic in Center Township.

 

Boosters are available by appointment only. You are up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines once you have completed a COVID-19 primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by the CDC.


  • 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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