Deanna Milford of Venus enjoys yoga from the comfort of her own home through a Foundation sponsored yoga program. The program is offered through the Hillman Cancer Center and is part of a very unique study offered at UPMC Northwest.

You can read more about the program in the upcoming Business Forecast and Review in The Derrick. If you would like to support the Hillman Cancer Center at Northwest, please contact our office at (814) 676-7145 or edderta2@upmc.edu.


Having Christmas withdrawal?

This little cutie met Santa for the first time last month at our Baby’s First Christmas event with the Family Birthing Center at UPMC Northwest. First-time parents Cory and Jennie Lamming attended the event with their son Landon, who was born August 19.

The UPMC Northwest Family Birthing Center celebrated its 7th Annual Baby’s First Christmas Party to honor the 65 babies born at the hospital last year.






UPMC Northwest’s walking trail has celebrated its 12 year anniversary with a major make over. As part of its anniversary and revitalization, Northwest Hospital Foundation hosted a rededication ceremony on Thursday, June 29 at the pavilion located along the trail.

Brian Durniok, UPMC Northwest president, began the program by stressing the importance of walking as a key indicator of keeping the community healthy and as a way of achieving a better quality of life.

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Susan Hoobler, Director of Clinical and Operational Informatics,
demonstrates how staff can listen to heart and lungs.

The hospital’s Learning Resource Center recently added a simulation manikin that is being used to help train staff involved in patient care, to include nursing staff and patient care technicians. The manikin also will be a resource to the community in that it will be used to help train local emergency paramedics who attend American Heart Association courses at the hospital.

The manikin is interactive and will allow staff to practice listening to the lungs and heart. In particular, staff will be able to train for patient scenarios such as a collapsed lung or lack of air movement.

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