News: 2005 Press Releases
Here you will find the latest information, feature stories, plus comprehensive articles in the latest treatment options and research at Altoona Regional Health System.
12/20/05 - HEALTHY LIVING CLUB PROGRAMS SET FOR JANUARY 2006
12/15/05 - CANCELLATIONS
12/01/05 - ONCOLOGY NURSES RECEIVE CERTIFICATION, ADVANCED TRAINING
11/30/05 - HEALTH SYSTEM REPORTS FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
11/18/05 - ALTOONA HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIP DONATES TOOTHBRUSHES TO HELP THOSE IN NEED VIA ST. VINCENT'S FOOD PANTRY
11/11/05 - HEALTHY LIVING CLUB PROGRAMS SET FOR DECEMBER:
11/5/05 - PUBLIC ASKED TO HAVE PATIENCE WITH TELEPHONE PROBLEM
10/31/05 - ALTOONA REGIONAL CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
10/31/05 - Altoona Regional's Healthy Living Club Presents Programs for Nov. 7-11:
10/18/05 - SAFE KIDS, ALTOONA REGIONAL PARTNER WITH FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO DISTRIBUTE SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES TO BLAIR COUNTY FAMILIES
10/11/05 - Healthy Living Club Presents: The Pros and Cons of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
10/07/05 - Healthy Living Club Offers Screening, Program Oct. 21
10/05/05 - Friends of Altoona Regional Health System Awards Scholarships
10/05/05 - AARP Driver Safety Program Offered by Altoona Regional & AARP
8/30/05 - The ABCs of Hepatitis: 'Ghost Virus' Haunts the Unaware, the Apathetic
8/29/05 - Altoona Regional contributes $18,000 to local fire departments
8/18/05 - Altoona Regional making contribution to local fire departments
8/15/05 - Merger Aids Health Care System In Improving Region's Medical Care
7/26/05 - Altoona Regional Names Clinical Nutrition Manager
7/13/05 - 'School of Rock' Unique National Program Promotes Physician, Parent and Child Bonding
7/07/05 - 'Friends' of Altoona Regional Health System Raises Nearly $1,300 Through Jewelry Sale
7/06/05 - Hospital Campus Names Food Service Director
7/05/05 - Area Students Honored at Altoona Regional Health System School of Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science Graduation Ceremony
7/05/05 - PeriAnesthesia Nurses Host State
6/24/05 - Safe Kids Blair County Offers Summer Safety Reminders
6/14/05 - Center for Cancer Care Offers Low Side-Effect Prostate Treatment
6/13/05 - Altoona Regional Health System Debuts New Community Magazine
6/3/05 - Altoona Hospital Campus Laboratory Accredited by College of American Pathologists
5/20/05 - ALTOONA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM COMPLETES PLANNING PROCESS
5/17/05 - Hepatitis C Screening Part of Hep. C '05 Campaign in Conjunction with Appearance of Thelma King-Thiel.
5/16/05 - Popular Healing Mass for the Sick Returns to Bon Secours Hosptial Campus
4/15/05 - Altoona Regional Health System Sponsors Children's Health & Safety Festival at Cresson Lake Playhouse
4/11/05 - ANNUAL GRIEF TELECONFERENCE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2005
4/07/05 - MEDICAL DIRECTOR NAMED FOR ALTOONA REGIONAL SLEEP MEDICINE
3/30/05 - Altoona Regional Offers New Support Group for Those With Asperger's Disorder
3/11/05 - Georganna Horell Hired as Risk Manager
2/11/05 - HEALTH SYSTEM STUDIES FACILITY OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
2/02/05 - SAFE KIDS Blair County Offers Car Seat Inspections
1/26/05 - NEW HEALTH SYSTEM REPORTS EXCEPTIONAL PROGRESS
1/05/05 - ALTOONA REGIONAL CELEBRATES NEW YEAR'S BABIES
December 20, 2005 - HEALTHY LIVING CLUB PROGRAMS SET FOR JANUARY
OSTEOPOROSIS: FREE HEEL SCANS
Come find out how sturdy and healthy your bones really are with a free bone density screening. Available by appointment only between 12:30 and 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in the Allegheny Room, Outpatient Center, 6th Floor, Altoona Hospital Campus, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona.
IS YOUR CAR SEAT INSTALLED CORRECTLY?
Is your infant or child restrained properly in a safety seat? Find out with a personal appointment to have your car seat installation checked Friday, Jan. 13, in the parking garage at the Altoona Hospital Campus of Altoona Regional Health System, 620 Howard Ave. Look for the Safe Kids Blair County van on the blue level. There is no fee for this important service, sponsored by Safe Kids Blair County and Altoona Regional, its lead agency. Each car seat must be installed in each make of vehicle according to the manufacturer's directions or the car seat may not offer the maximum protection to your child in a crash. Let a certified car seat inspector take a look and show you how to install a car seat or booster seat correctly. Call for your appointment today, 889.7802.
AARP Driver Safety Program Offered by Altoona Regional & AARP
Drivers age 55 and older are invited to attend a classroom refresher course offered by AARP and Altoona Regional's Healthy Living Club from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Wednesday, Jan. 11.
The course covers age-related physical changes, perceptual skills, rules of the road and more. All automobile insurance companies in Pennsylvania provide a premium discount to graduates age 55 and older. Most insurance companies require both spouses insured under the same policy to take the class to receive a discount.
The classes will be held in the Juniata Room on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center, Altoona Hospital Campus, 620 Howard Ave. The fee is $10. Registration required. Please call 889.2630 or 1.888.313.4665.
The new year is the perfect time to make healthy choices and the Altoona Regional Healthy Living Club can help. Whether you resolve to stop smoking, begin exercising or lose weight, you need to do some serious preparation work for this change in your life. Dr. Jack Jubala, clinical psychologist at Altoona Regional, will offer some keen insight on how to prepare yourself to succeed. He will share reasonable tips you can follow to help ensure a positive outcome. Join him on Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. in the Trzeciak Suite, Education Center, Bon Secours Hospital Campus. Lunch is at 11 a.m. followed by the program from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. No fee. Registration required. Please call 889.2630 or 1.888.313.4665.
THIS IS IT! STOP SMOKING NOW!
You have finally faced the reality of what it's doing to you and made that all important choice - you are going to quit smoking! Here's a great way to reinforce your commitment: an eight-week course offered by Altoona Regional's Healthy Living Club. The weekly sessions will be held Wednesdays, Jan. 25 through March 15, 4-5 p.m. Your lifeline and leader on this journey will be Dr. Jack Jubala, clinical psychologist at Altoona Regional. The fee is $50. Registration is required. Class limited to 15 participants. Please call 889.2630 or 1.888.313.4665.
YOGA: beginner and intermediate classes, six weeks each
Gail Murphy, instructor in Hatha Yoga, leads this Healthy Living Club program, which offers mind/body exercise, breath control, stretching and strengthening to promote mental, physical and spiritual well-being. This series of beginner and intermediate classes runs Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14, in the Rotunda of the Outpatient Center, 6th floor, on the Altoona Hospital Campus. The beginner's session is held 5:30-6:40 p.m. and intermediate is 6:50-8 p.m. Please call 889.2630 or 1.888.313.4665. Register now as class size limited. Fee $30.
Yoga during pregnancy workshop
Altoona Regional's Healthy Living Club presents Sharon Long, certified yoga instructor with specialized training in prenatal yoga, teaching a two-hour introductory workshop for pregnant women Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rotunda, 6th floor of the Outpatient Center, Altoona Hospital Campus. Women learn gentle postures, breath work, toning and meditation to support the body during the pregnancy, birth and after delivery. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Yoga is beneficial at any time during pregnancy. Register by calling 889-2630 or toll-free 1.888.313.4665.
For those interested, Sharon will offer a six-week series of prenatal yoga classes at the Altoona YWCA on Mondays, Jan. 30 to March 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Fee $60. Please call the YWCA at 944-8119 for more information.
WINTER CRAFT: BE MY VALENTINE
Join Sharon Rydbom, Altoona Regional Healthy Living Club's own craft diva, as she guides us in decorating a five wooden "Sweet Tart" heart door/wall decoration, inspired by the Valentine candy. Chase away the wintertime blahs! Join us Friday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. in the Juniata Room, 6th Floor Outpatient Center, Altoona Hospital Campus. Fee $8. Register by calling 889-2630 or toll-free 1.888.313.4665.
Materials you will need to bring:
Strip of soft fabric, 3 inches wide by 30-36 inches long, for the bow at the top (choose a color suitable to your décor); small craft paint brush; glue gun (if you have one) and glue sticks; large Styrofoam plate for paint; two paper towels; scissors; tape measure, and three twist ties.
BETTER NUTRITION FOR A HEALTHY 2006
Altoona Regional's Healthy Living Club wants you to start the new year off right with sensible solutions to those problems we all have keeping a resolution to follow a healthy diet. Join Laura Vasbinder, registered dietitian, as she provides good food tips for a healthier you at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the School of Nursing Auditorium on the Altoona Hospital Campus. Learn which foods to enjoy and which ones to limit in order to feel good, look good and ward off chronic conditions. Ample time will be allotted for questions. Lunch is at 11 a.m. followed by the program from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. No fee. Registration required. Please call 889.2630 or 1.888.313.4665.
December 15, 2005 - CANCELLATIONS:
Childbirth Education Class scheduled tonight at Altoona Hospital Campus.
The Healthy Living Club program, "Depression in the Golden Years," scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Bon Secours Hospital Campus.