IntegraCare conference spotlights ‘Superstar’ team members across 10 senior living communities
IntegraCare honored top leaders throughout 10 senior living communities during the “Leadership on Twelve O’Clock High” event held at the Ambassador Conference Center in Erie on June 14-16.
A total of 97 management and a select group of “Superstar” team members from IntegraCare’s communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia participated in the conference.
Featured keynote speaker Harvey Goldberg discussed leadership qualities and best practices in communication through analysis of the classic 1949 motion picture “Twelve O’Clock High.”
IntegraCare teams had an opportunity to visit the Erie Maritime Museum, where the members learned about the Battle of Lake Erie and how teamwork played such a significant role as nine vessels of the United States Navy captured six vessels of the British Royal Navy during the War of 1812. [Read more…]
Think about what it would be like if you had a toothache, but didn’t have access to a dentist. Some slight discomfort quickly would become unbearable pain, eventually leading you to go to the only place you can think of for care—the emergency room. Because the ER is not equipped to provide dental care, they simply send you home with painkillers and antibiotics, and the problem continues to worsen. This is a reality for many in our community who cannot afford dental care.
Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (www.mompgh.org) is a FREE, two-day dental clinic for under- and uninsured people living in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Teams of dentists donating their time will provide dentistry to anyone in need of care, with the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. There are no income or eligibility requirements; no preregistration is required for patient, and care will be provided to anyone ages 2 and up who attends. Treatments offered will include diagnosis by a dentist, minor restorative fillings, extractions, and cleanings.
When: July 28-29, 2017
Where: AJ Palumbo Center
Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh needs your help spreading the word about this opportunity, and also asks that you consider volunteering to help the most vulnerable among us. General volunteers, as well as dentists, hygienists, clinicians, dental students, lab technicians, nurse practitioners, and more are needed. To learn more about volunteering for Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh 2017, click here: http://www.mompgh.org/volunteer/
The Pensiamo Team, including Mary Beth Lang, DSc, RPH, EVP for Cognitive Analytics; Joe Walsh, EVP Operations; and Jeromie Atkinson, Sr. Director, Pharmacy Sourcing, recently attended the Spring 2017 IDN Summit in Orlando, FL, as supply chain participants and presenters. Invited to share the UPMC Healthcare Supply Chain Success Story, the trio covered the journey of the UPMC Supply Chain Management from 2005 to the evolution that led to the creation of Pensiamo, the Cognitive Supply Chain Company in 2016 and what lies ahead for the company.
As the pioneering cognitive supply chain company, Pensiamo aims to help healthcare providers and suppliers succeed in an industry rapidly transitioning to value-based patient care.
“The mission of Pensiamo is to deliver sustainable value and competitive advantage to each customer by promoting an innovative, results-oriented culture focused on supply chain performance,” says Mary Beth Lang, DSc, RPH, Executive Vice President for Cognitive Solutions at Pensiamo.
“Our mantra is ‘Healthcare Transformation through Supply Chain Elevation,’” says Joe Walsh, EVP Operations for Pensiamo, “We understand that the healthcare industry is changing and we are here to be a resource for hospitals, health systems, and IDNs that are interested in innovative ways to reduce costs and improve care through supply chain elevation.” [Read more…]
Cernostics, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based company, will be attending the Digestive Disease Week Conference, May 6-9 in Chicago to share the latest data on their TissueCypher® test with Gastroentrologists, Surgeons and Physicians who treat patients with Barrett’s Esophagus, and are at risk of developing esophageal cancer.
“The TissueCypher® assay,” said Mike Hoerres, CEO of Cernostics, “provides gastroenterologists a rule-in test that identifies patients who need more aggressive treatment and surveillance because of their higher risk for esophageal cancer, and a rule-out test that identifies which patients aren’t likely to need aggressive treatment and surveillance for esophageal cancer.”
Barrett’s Esophagus is a precancerous condition predominantly seen in patients with longstanding acid reflux disease. In patients who suffer from Barrett’s Esophagus, the tissue that lines the esophagus—the food pipe that connects the mouth to the stomach—is replaced by abnormal, precancerous tissue. It’s estimated that as many as 10 million people in the United States suffer from Barrett’s Esophagus, and most don’t know they have it. [Read more…]
Family Hospice and Palliative Care welcomes grieving children and their family members to participate in Camp Healing Hearts, a free one-day bereavement camp. Camp Healing Hearts will be held Sat., June 17 at Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. Pre-registration is required.
As a community partner, Family Hospice and Palliative Care offers this free camp for children ages six to 12 and their parents/guardians who have experienced the death of a loved one (such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member, or friend). Camp Healing Hearts gives a safe and supportive environment for children and families to express feelings, remember a loved one, develop coping skills and create bonds and friendships with others who have experienced a similar loss. Camp Healing Hearts is staffed by licensed professionals from Family Hospice and trained volunteers.
Camp Healing Hearts will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Throughout the day, children will participate in structured activities, including art, memory boxes, movement, music and pet therapy, as they remember their loved ones and learn healthy ways to grieve. [Read more…]
Award-winning Director Michael Anton, lead actor Linda Stayer bring Westmoreland County roots in performance to benefit Alzheimer’s Association
Award-winning director Michael Anton has seen first-hand the impact dementia has on seniors and their families through his work with Newhaven Court at Lindwood senior living community.
The Jeannette native has combined his passion in the arts and his commitment to senior care as director of the play “Absence,” which puts a spotlight on dementia. The award-winning play by Peter M. Floyd will be presented by Newhaven Court at Lindwood on April 26 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
The play will begin at 7 p.m., and all proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are $30.
“The Alzheimer’s Association Walk has had such a significant impact in regards to spreading awareness and raising funds to support Alzheimer’s research, but in the end there is still a significant hill to climb in regards to educating the general public to the effects that this disease has on both the family and the person or persons suffering from Alzheimer’s,” said Anton, who won a 2016 NYLA International Film Festival Award for the documentary “Democracy Road” and has completed seven films to date. [Read more…]
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMGlobal) has issued a request for video applications for its 2017 “Big Idea” Challenge, which will award a $10,000 prize and the guidance of WHAMGlobal network members to a non-profit organization that identifies a strategy for improving women’s health and health equity in western Pennsylvania. The deadline for video submissions is April 30, 2017.
WHAMGlobal is looking for one-minute video submissions that outline a pressing women’s health issue in western Pennsylvania, as well as a solution for solving that problem. The categories for video submissions include:
• Mental Health or Substance Misuse
• Patient & Consumer Activation (safety, quality, access, equity)
• Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
• Women’s Health Issues
To learn more about the video submission criteria and contest timeline, please visit the WHAMGlobal website (www.whamglobal.org/bigideachallenge). To submit a video for the contest, please fill out this short online form (www.whamglobal.org/big-idea-form/view/form). Organizations can submit multiple videos for consideration.
A group of independent judges will select the top video submissions, and finalists will pitch their idea for improving women’s health and healthy equity in Western PA during an event at the August Wilson Center on June 26, 2017.
To learn more about WHAMGlobal, visit www.whamglobal.org.
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh to Host Transitioning an Adolescent with Autism Seminar on March 25, 2017
Event is open to all physicians, therapists, educators, students, parents and families
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh will host the seminar, Transitioning an Adolescent with Autism: Educational, Therapeutic and Biomedical Considerations on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its Squirrel Hill campus in Pittsburgh.
This seminar is designed for all physicians, therapists, educators, students, parents and families interested in transitioning young adults and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders to adulthood. The Course Director is Scott Faber, MD, Director, Developmental Pediatrics, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh.
The seminar schedule includes:
- Understanding the Transition Process: Presented by Alice Schaeffer, PhD, The Children’s Institute; Rick Lipa, MEd, The Children’s Institute
- Medical Considerations for Transitioning an Adolescent with Autism: Presented by Scott Faber, MD, The Children’s Institute
- Charting a Pathway for Transition: Cognitive, Behavioral, Social, and Functional Considerations Kathryn L. Garrett, PhD, CCC-SLP; Katie Kerrigan MS, OTR/L; Emily Lippert, MA, CCC-SLP; Lorelli Moser, OTR/L – The Children’s Institute
- Transition in The Day School: Highlights of Instruction and Services along the Continuum: Presented by Rick Lipa, MEd; Tyler Morelli, BS; Robert Russell, BS; Alice Schaeffer, PhD; Kristen Stackiewicz, MS,CCC-SLP/A, BCBA; Tracey Weber, COTA/L – The Children’s Institute
- Education and Legal Considerations for Young Adults with Mild Autism Jillian F. Zacks, Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
- Housing Considerations Elliot Frank, Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh
- Advocacy Considerations for Individuals with Autism Bethany Ziss, MD, The Children’s Institute
Special Promotion from The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
Join The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center for Shake Your Booties… Down Bourbon Street, Celebrating 16 years of Shake Your Booties
Guests are encouraged to don their festive Mardi Gras attire and join The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center on Saturday, March 25th, at Stage AE, North Shore for its 16th Annual signature gala, Shake Your Booties, as the good times roll Down Bourbon Street.
Honorary Co-Chairs Brooks and Jen Broadhurst, and Event Chairs Luke Sossi and Steve Smith are excited to host the event at Stage AE where Shake Your Booties…Down Bourbon Street will bring an unforgettable evening with food from the Bayou, open bar, auctions, and fun, including entertainment from John Gresh’s Gris-Gris Band! More than 450 of Pittsburgh’s coolest cats will be in attendance, so we hope that you will join us! Tickets available at www.childrenshomepgh.org or 412.441.4884. [Read more…]