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 28, 2022

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

Our next issue will be Friday, November 11, 2022.

Ways To Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

While Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, we want to encourage all women to remain vigilant throughout the year. In addition to monthly self-examinations, yearly clinical breast examinations and annual screening mammograms for women ages 40 and older, there are ways to potentially lower your risk of getting breast cancer. According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, below are some things that you can do that may lower your chances of getting breast cancer, and may also reduce the risk of other serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

1. Try to maintain a healthy weight and avoid weight gain.

2. Maintain a healthy diet. Eat less red meat and more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

3. Limit alcohol.

4. Quit smoking.

5. Get moving! Start by doing anything that gets you moving... walk, garden or do an in-home workout. If you’re getting your heart rate up, you’re reaping benefits.

As a reminder, 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. 

Diagnostic mammograms may be scheduled by calling 1-866-901 MAMO (6266).

Mobile MRI...

Quicker Exams and Improved Imaging

We know that patients are often anxious when it comes to having an MRI performed, and want the test to be completed as quickly as possible. We’re pleased to announce that Heritage Valley has updated the software in its mobile MRI units, which means faster exam times with even better image quality! In fact, this new software could reduce test times by as much as 20 minutes. Because the exam is finished more quickly, there is less chance of a patient moving... and less chance of the test needing to be repeated. Less time in the MRI machine = less anxiety for our patients!

Heritage Valley is one of the first healthcare systems in the area to have the new GE software, which provides enhanced quality and vivid images. According to Radiologist Dr. John Jackson, “The new software has not only given us superb image quality, but done so while reducing scan times and the incidence of motion related artifact. These factors facilitate interpretation and accurate diagnosis.”

Heritage Valley Health System offers mobile Wide Bore MRI at five locations: The Medical Neighborhoods in Calcutta, OH; Chippewa; Ellwood City and Robinson Township and the Women’s Health Center in Center Township. The open bore design provides patients with greater access and comfort, and allows patients weighing up to 550 pounds to have the test done in a non-confining environment.

To schedule an exam, please call: 1.866.901.IMAG (4624). 

Know Your Numbers!

To help support and educate our community in blood pressure management, Heritage Valley has partnered with the American Heart Association to provide self-service Healthbot stations in three of our Medical Neighborhoods... Center Township, Chippewa and Robinson Township. The Healthbot stations measure blood pressure, heart rate, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI), giving you the chance to “know your numbers” and monitor your vital signs. By consistently tracking these numbers over time, you may be able to decrease high rates of hypertension and obesity.

Please stop by one of these three Medical Neighborhoods Monday through Friday from 8 am – 8 pm, or Sundays from 8 am – 4 pm to check your numbers. Knowledge is power when it comes to adopting a healthy lifestyle!

National Physical Therapy Month

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month to raise awareness about the many benefits of physical therapy. It's also a great opportunity to appreciate what Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants do to transform lives! 


Physical therapists evaluate, treat and educate patients to help prevent or alleviate pain and dysfunction. They use a variety of treatment techniques to increase motion, increase strength, improve balance and decrease pain. The physical therapists at Heritage Valley Health System work in conjunction with your physician to make sure that your treatment plan is individualized to meet your specific needs, taking into consideration any other medical conditions. We help you set realistic targets for recovery and work closely with you to meet those goals. In addition, we respect the relationship that you develop with your therapist and try to set up your appointments with the same therapist/assistant each visit to maintain continuity of care.


Please CLICK HERE for a list of our Physical Therapy locations. 

Drive-Through Flu Vaccines 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. CLICK HERE to create a My Care Link account. 

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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