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Welcome Dr. Robert Reed

August 15, 2019

Volunteer Stories: Vic At Excela Health, we value our volunteers as we value our employees, with respect and appreciation. Vic Bryer, has been volunteering at Westmoreland Hospital Emergency Department for several years. After his wife’s death, Vic looked for another way to care for others in his community. He has been thanked countless times by patients who do not have other visitors, and even by those who do. Vic enjoys the smiles and comfort he brings to patients in stressful times and would recommend this special experience to anyone. "It's a very rewarding thing. I think it's the best job there is."

Emmy the therapy dog Meet Emmy, a 7-year-old Havanese and Poodle mix (Havapoo). She has been a therapy dog through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs since March 2018 and enjoys visiting Latrobe Hospital every other Monday to put a smile on the staff and patients’ faces. Emmy loves to show off her themed dresses made for holidays such as Independence Day and Easter, but she still likes to keep cool in the summertime with bows on her ears. She loves to travel around town to meet anyone she can, even other pups like herself!

Dr. Robert Reed has joined the Excela Health ENT group and will practice out of the office located at Medical Commons Five on the Westmoreland Hospital campus. Dr. Reed comes to Excela Health from Charlottesville, VA where he completed his residency. Dr. Reed began his schooling at the Boston College Carroll School of Management. It was at this time he took an interest in healthcare management and felt he could make more of a difference in patient lives as a physician. He then went on to the University of Virginia where he completed his premedical education, medical schooling and residency. Dr. Reed and his wife are excited to join the local community. “I am excited to practice Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Excela and be a part of the Westmoreland community!”

Muddy princess Several employees from the GI lab at Westmoreland Hospital and the Laurel Surgical Center were covered from head to toe in dirt in the Muddy Princess Run on June 23 of this year. Jessica Stack, Wendy Mica, Cassie Mica and Jessica Stas endured various physical obstacles , while wading through pits of mud. The event took place in Butler, PA and benefitted breast cancer charities such as “iGoPink”.

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Email Signature Contest Hospice volunteer Ed Washburn and Excela Health Cardiology supervisor Nancy Gombos work together to bring patients a moment of joy during difficult times. The two work as a team to bake and deliver birthday cakes to patients in our hospice program. Recently, they delivered their 500th birthday celebration. Congratulations to the hospice volunteer team!

Community EVENTS •

Excela Health Day at the Westmoreland County Fair, 8/19, $3 admission tickets for all Excela Health employees and families. Note: employees must have their ID badge present when entering the fair and all family members must arrive with the employee to enter through the main gate. Additionally, there will be a photo taken of Excela Health employees in attendance. Please meet at the Excela Health booth at 6:25 p.m. to be included.

Excela Health Mall Walkers, 8/22, 7:45 to 10 a.m., Westmoreland Mall Food Court. Dr. Greg Bisignani, Excela Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will be discussing hip pain and treatment options. Mall Walkers is a free, indoor mall walking program at Westmoreland Mall. This month’s event will also feature special guest John Sphon, Excela Health Acting CEO. As always, breakfast will be included and everyone will receive a special giveaway with the NEW Excela Health logo. For more information, visit:

Previously, Excela Insight included information on how to update email signatures to reflect the ongoing brand refresh. If you have completed this task, email with the new signature! Those who send in their email will be entered to win an end of summer prize! In the email, include your favorite reason for reading Excela Insight. Still need to update your signature? Find step by step directions here: Contest ends Wednesday, September 4 and winners will be announced in Excela Insight on Thursday, September 5.

Upcoming On-site Events • Meet with a Fidelity Representative • 9/3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Corporate Services Center, First Floor Conference Room • 9/5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westmoreland Hospital, Conference Room A To schedule an appointment please call Fidelity at (800) 642-7131.

• Ideal Protein Information Session: View more information here. • 8/20, 12 p.m., Westmoreland Hospital, Café Conference Room 2 • 8/22, 3:30 p.m., Westmoreland Hospital, Café Conference Room 2

Reminders Time is running out! Schedule your Employee Biometric Screening by going to the Calendar of Events located on the Intranet. Remember, Biometric Screenings that were scheduled at the Jeannette office will now take place at the new location at Mountain View Medical Park.

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