Friday, September 20, 2013

Elk Regional Offering Saturday Appointments for Digital Mammograms

Ladies, have you had your annual mammogram yet? If not, now is your chance! We're offering Saturday appointments for digital mammograms on Sept. 28, Oct. 12, and Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to Noon all three days! To make your appointment, give us a call at 1-800-370-9640, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Elk Regional works with Adagio Health to offer FREE breast screening services to eligible women! The mammogram voucher program is funded by the Pittsburgh affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. To see if you qualify, call the good folks at Adagio at 1-888-687-0505.

Let us help keep you safe and healthy!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Come See Elk Regional at the Bavarian Fall Fest!

We're busy getting ready for the Bavarian Fall Fest, which is happening this weekend on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys!

We'll have a large booth on the boulevard across from St. Marys Pharmacy, where we'll be selling all things pink in preparation for our breast cancer awareness events ... and it JUST SO HAPPENS that the good folks at St. Marys Pharmacy are our breast cancer awareness partners this year! How awesome is that?!

As if that weren't enough, the wonderful ladies of our Auxiliary will have a booth on Erie Avenue outside the ReSale Shop, where they'll be selling Walking Tacos!

Swing by our booths and say hi! We can't wait to see you

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Elk Regional Marks Sept. 11th Anniversary

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Twelve years later, there's so much healing still to be done. We at Elk Regional are praying hard for the families who lost loved ones as a result of that horrible day. Take a moment today to tell your family and friends how much you love and appreciate them. Be proud of your country. 

God bless us all, and God bless the United States of America.

Elk Regional Announces Flu Shot Clinics

It's flu shot season! Elk Regional Health Center and Community Nurses, Inc. have lots of clinics scheduled for your convenience!

Patients of Keystone Medical Associates on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys can get flu shots during these dates and times:
  • Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Other flu shot clinics are available at Senior Centers throughout the region. Shots obtained at these clinics can be billed to Medicare Part B, if it is your primary insurance, and some Medicare HMO's. Please bring all insurance cards! The cost for those on other insurance plans will be $30.

These clinics are available at:
  • Kane Senior Center, 10-11:30 a.m., Oct. 7
  • Mount Jewett Senior Center, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Oct. 7
  • Jones Township Senior Center, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 8
  • Johnsonburg Senior Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 8
  • Eldred Senior Center, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Oct. 9
  • Bradford Senior Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 9
  • Retired Citizens Association of Ridgway, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 10
  • Bennett's Valley Senior Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 10
  • St. Marys Senior Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14
  • Fox Township Senior Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 14
  • Port Allegany Senior Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 15
  • Smethport Senior Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 15
  • Driftwood Senior Center, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 16
  • Emporium Senior Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 16

For more information, check out the Events tab on our Facebook page or the Events Calendar on our Web site. Let us keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Elk Regional Offering Inexpensive Prostate Screening Exams

Did you know that men over the age of 40 should have a prostate exam every year? We're offering $15 blood draws and FREE follow up appointments with urologist Donald Rudick, M.D.! You can schedule your blood draw appointment at any time between Sept. 24 & Sept. 26. Follow up appointments are available on Oct. 1 or Oct. 2. Call us at (800) 370-9640 to set up your appointments!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Elk Regional Announces Jacket Giveaway

Fall is here! Are you ready? The 500th person to Like our Facebook page will win an awesome Elk Regional fall jacket! The jacket is lined and has zippered pockets, a detachable hood, adjustable wrist cuffs, and an embroidered Elk Regional logo! We've got ladies and unisex sizes in navy-and-grey and blue-and-black. Spread the word to your friends and tell them to Like our page! We'll announce the winner on Facebook!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Elk Regional Auxiliary Meets Campaign Fundraising Goal

For the second year in a row, the Elk Regional Health Center Auxiliary has met its fundraising goal toward its pledge to The Elk Regional Capital Campaign.

When the capital campaign launched in September 2010, the Auxiliary pledged $250,000, payable in installments of $50,000 per year for five years. The Auxiliary’s pledge was a significant portion of the $1.4 million pledged to the campaign by the Elk Regional family, which also included employees, volunteers, the medical staff, and a matching donation from the Elk Regional Health Center Foundation.

“I am thrilled to say that we have been able to meet our fundraising goal for the second year in a row,” said Anita Wendel, the Auxiliary President. “We are grateful to have strong support from this very generous community.”

Accepting the Auxiliary’s check for $50,000 on behalf of Elk Regional Health Center was Rose M. Campbell, RN, BSN, MBA, the Health Center’s President.

“The Auxiliary has a very long and proud history of support for Elk Regional Health Center,” Mrs. Campbell said. “Since the Auxiliary was founded in 1922, the organization has never lost sight of its ultimate goal – to help this hospital improve. The hospital has always been the very grateful recipient of the Auxiliary’s support.”

Elk Regional’s Auxiliary raises funds through the operation of the ReSale Shop on Erie Avenue, the Peppermint Stick Gift Shop in the main lobby of the Health Center, and through special events such as uniform sales, book sales, purse sales, and raffles.

Over the years, the Auxiliary has funded many important projects at Elk Regional, including significant donations toward the cost of constructing the hospital’s former and current maternity units. The Auxiliary has also funded the Health Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program; purchased equipment for the Health Center’s Women’s Imaging Center; purchased furniture for the main lobby, multipurpose room, and solariums at Pinecrest Manor; funded the construction of a large canopy over the main entrance of Pinecrest Manor; and made a strong contribution to a major equipment purchase for the Health Center’s Intensive Care Unit.

More than $4 million was pledged to The Elk Regional Capital Campaign, a $2.5 million fundraising initiative that was designed to financially support the $10.3 million expansion project at Elk Regional Health Center.

For more information about the Auxiliary, including information on how to become a member, call the Public Relations Department at (814) 788-8532 or (814) 788-8832.

PHOTO: Anita Wendell, center, the President of the Elk Regional Health Center Auxiliary, presents a check for $50,000 to Elk Regional Health Center President Rose M. Campbell, RN, BSN, MBA, marking the second year in a row that the Auxiliary has met its fundraising goal for its $250,000 pledge to the Elk Regional Capital Campaign. With Mrs. Wendell and Mrs. Campbell are, from left, Therese Skryzpek, Nancy Caskey, Andie Beveridge, Jennifer Bauer, Jolene Wolfe, Pat Bressler, and Charlotte Floravit, the Health Center’s Director of Public Relations.