June 3, 2013
Emergency Medical Services Providers Celebrated by UPMC Hamot at KCH
UPMC Hamot recently honored Kane area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers at an annual appreciation picnic in the Gardens at Kane Community Hospital.  The celebration took place during National EMS Week.
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May 29, 2013
Mark Papalia Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential
J. Gary Rhodes, FACHE, Vice President of UPMC Hamot and CEO, Kane Community Hospital has announced that Mark A. Papalia, FACHE, Director of Operations at Kane Community Hospital recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
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May 29, 2013
Emergency KCH Evacuation Drill Held with KVFD and Boy Scouts
Recently, during Emergency Medical Services Week, the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 427, and Kane Community Hospital came together and conducted an emergency evacuation exercise.
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May 28, 2013
KCH Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness Attends Historic Federal Training
Healthcare professionals from across Pennsylvania are better prepared to respond to major natural or manmade disasters following an intensive, week-long training at the federal Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama.
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May 19, 2013
Employee Appreciation Day Celebrated with Picnic, Remembering & FUNdraising
On Friday, May 17, KCH held Employee Appreciation Day, the final day of the annual National Hospital Week.  It was a beautiful day in Kane.
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May 3, 2013
Exciting Test-Drive Fundraising Event will Generate Money for the KCH Futures Fund
Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $16 million for local schools since its inception in 2007.
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April 29, 2013
Dick Coleman Resigns Volunteer Post at KCH After 20 Years
On Thursday, April 25, during KCH's annual volunteer luncheon, Richard "Dick" Coleman was recognized for his exceptional service and run of more than 10,000 volunteer hours over two decades.
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April 15, 2013
KCH Provides Nutrition-Exercise Program to Local Schools
In a recent community needs assessment conducted by Kane Community Hospital (KCH) it was determined that the childhood obesity rate in the area KCH serves is higher than the national average.
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April 5, 2013
KCH's Women's Health Team Collaborates via Teleconference
UPMC Hamot Gynecologist Lisa Semple, DO; primary care providers of women's health at KCH clinics, and Dr. Semple's KCH support team, held their first teleconference this week.  Dr. Semple was introduced to providers, she had not yet met in person, by Mary Parana, RN, Director of Outpatient Services.
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April 4, 2013
KCH Offers Talks and Information on Living Wills in Support of National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16)
Two talks by Kane Community Hospital on Living Wills provided by KCH Social Work Janie McDonald, BSW are scheduled at local Senior Centers:  Monday, April 15 at 12 noon at the Kane Area Senior Center and Tuesday, April 16 at 12 noon at the Jones Township Senior Center (Wilcox).
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March 25, 2013
KCH Heart Month Activities Yields Another Local Winner
Kane Community Hospital (KCH) offered incentives for heart healthy activity in its six community clinics during February's National Heart Month.
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March 12, 2013
KCH Heart Month Activities Yield Local Winner
Kane Community Hospital (KCH) offered incentives for heart healthy activity in its six community clinics during February's National Heart Month.
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March 11, 2013
KCH Expands Services at Sheffield Area Medical Center
Mary Parana, RN, Director of Outpatient Services and Assistant Director of Nursing at Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has announced the expansion of KCH care and services to Sheffield Area Medical Center, 510 South Main Street.
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February 27, 2013
KCH Celebrates LaRue Smith, RN for Fifty Year Nursing Career at KCH
On Tuesday afternoon LaRue Smith, RN, turned in her badge as night supervisor at Kane Community Hospital, where she had dedicated her fifty year nursing career.
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February 20, 2013
Kane Rotary & KCH to Host Multiphasic Blood Screening on Saturday, March 2
On Saturday, March 2, Kane Rotary & Kane Community Hospital will host the first of two Multiphasic blood screenings in Kane (St. Callistus Church Hall, Chase Street, Kane).
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February 4, 2013
Prevention - the Best Protection Against Infection - What you should know about C. diff
The Infection Control Team of Kane Community Hospital wants to keep area residents informed about increasingly common infections that you may want to know about.
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January 18, 2013
KCH Announces Annual Heart Forum and KCH Clinic Events for Heart Month
KCH's Annual Heart Forum will be held Tuesday, February 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Callistus Church Hall on Chase Street in Kane.
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January 17, 2013
KCH Announces Visitation Restrictions Due to Influenza
Amy Peterson, LPN and Infection Control professional at Kane Community Hospital has announced visitation restrictions: “Flu season is in full swing with cases on the rise and expected to climb higher. In response, KCH has enacted visitor restrictions. The hospital asks that people who are sick and those under the age of 18 not visit patients in the hospital.”
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January 13, 2013
KCH Kicks Off 2013 Community-Partnered Multiphasic Blood Screening Schedule in Mt. Jewett (Jan. 26) and Johnsonburg (Feb. 2)
The 2013 schedule for KCH's community-partnered multiphasic blood screenings begins on Saturday, January 26 (Mt. Jewett Fire Hall) and on Saturday, February 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Hall).  Each runs from 6 - 9:30 a.m.
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December 3, 2012
KCH Dedicates New Chapel and Family Room
KCH Volunteer Chaplains -- Reverend David Pflieger and Father Philip Pinczewski -- offered a Blessing for two new rooms -- a new chapel and new family gathering room to enhance patient care and provide a few comforts of home for patient families.
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December 3, 2012
KCH Home Health Care's Winter Walking Club Begins December 3
KCH Home Health Care’s Annual Winter Walking Club begins Monday, December 3, 2012 and runs through March 27.
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November 20, 2012
KCH Expands Partnership with Helpmates, Inc. with In-Home Personal Care and Services
A decade-long partnership between Kane Community Hospital and Helpmates, Inc. (home-based in Ridgway) is growing to include the non-medical home care needs for KCH patients.
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November 12, 2012
KCH Receives Directed Donation from Flickerwood Wine Cellars, Inc. for Free Mammos Program
Ron and Sue Zampogna, owners of Flickerwood Wine Cellars, Inc. (FWC), gift a directed donation of $300 to KCH Futures Fund's Tina Elder, to be used for free mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured for this critical screening.
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October 2, 2012
KCH Imaging Earns Coveted Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation
"Last week we learned that our Kane Community Hospital Breast Imaging Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE)," announced J. Gary Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer of KCH and Vice President of UPMC Hamot.   "Jamil Sarfraz, MD, Director of Radiology at KCH, was informed last week from the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging that KCH's Breast Imaging had earned the designation."
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September 12, 2012
Record Numbers Participate in KCH’s Third Annual Ladies Night Out
On Wednesday evening, September 12, hundreds of women from the Kane Area participated in Kane Community Hospital's Third Annual Ladies Night Out (LNO).  LNO is a special night for women to learn more about health issues that affect them, ask questions, obtain free wellness screens, enjoy healthy snacks and some retail shopping therapy, and be pampered.
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September 4, 2012
Hold the Date for KCH's 2012 Ladies Night Out
Tina Elder, KCH Controller, and coordinator of the Third Annual Ladies Night Out (LNO) at KCH (Click Here for more details) suggests, "Ladies of the area, please mark the date of Wednesday, September 12 from 5-8 p.m. on your calendars to attend KCH Ladies Night -- 2012 at Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot.
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September 4, 2012
Basic Life Support Recertification Classes at KCH
KCH healthcare professionals are recertified in Basic Life Support (BLS).
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August 16, 2012
World-Class Digestive Care, Close to Home, a Service of Kane Community Hospital, an Affiliate of UPMC Hamot
Gastroenterologists from the UPMC Hamot Center for Digestive Health are now seeing patients in Bradford, Kane, and Johnsonburg. For scheduling and more information, CLICK HERE.

August 8, 2012
Hairong Peng, MD, PhD Joins KCH Medical Staff
Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot, is pleased to announce that Hairong Peng, MD, PhD, UPMC fellowship trained interventional pain management physician and anesthesiologist has joined the hospital’s staff and is now providing care to patients at KCH on a part-time basis.  In November he will be fulltime.
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June 26, 2012
KCH & Seneca Resources Corporation Conduct Tabletop Emergency Drill
On Friday, June 15, Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot (KCH) and Seneca Resources Corporation of Brookville came together to conduct a "tabletop" emergency drill based on a scenario of an explosion at a gas drilling site in the Kane Area.
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May 11, 2012
Behind the Scenes with the KCH Lab Team
The men and women who work round the clock, often behind the scenes in laboratory care and services play a critical role in your health care.
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May 7, 2012
KCH Celebrates National Nurse's Week
The men and women who work round the clock, often behind the scenes in laboratory care and services play a critical role in your health care.
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April 30, 2012
Tea Hosted by KCH Employees Enjoyed by Many
A Victorian Tea hosted for the young at heart was enjoyed by about 90 guests.  It is the first tea by the KCH Employee Action Team, an event the group hopes will become an annual event to raise money for projects that enhance patient care and services at Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot.
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April 27, 2012
Welcome to UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett, a service of Kane Community Hospital
"Patients of KCH's new UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett will be greeted by familiar faces on Monday, the day the facility opens to patients," said Mary Parana, Director of Outpatient Services at Kane Community Hospital. "Peggy Galsick, LPN, and Katy Johnson, Receptionist, both have been with Linda Rettger, MD, Eric Asp, PA-C, and Mt. Jewett Family Practice for many years.  They stand ready to continue to serve you in the new facility."
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April 26, 2012
Physician Assistants Provide Primary care at UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett
With the opening of UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett (at 18 W. Main Street), a service of Kane Community Hospital, now two physician assistants are providing primary care in addition to Linda Rettger, MD, family medicine and Mohammed Suddle, MD, internal medicine.
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April 25, 2012
Mohammed Nawaz Suddle, MD to Extend Internal Medicine Practice to Mt. Jewett's New UPMC Hamot Medical Park
J. Gary Rhodes, Vice President, UPMC Hamot and CEO of Kane Community Hospital, has announced that "Mohammed Nawaz Suddle, MD, physician of internal medicine, will extend his internal medicine practice to patients in Mt. Jewett at UPMC Hamot Medical Park, 18 W. Main Street.  He will begin to see patients there in mid-May."
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April 23, 2012
UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt Jewett to Open to Patients April 30 with Expanded Care and Services
The new UPMC Hamot Medical Park – Mt. Jewett, 18 W. Main Street, will open for patient care and services on Monday, April 30,” announced J. Gary Rhodes, Vice President, UPMC Hamot and CEO of Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
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April 20, 2012
KCH Stroke Telemedicine Pilot Program Underway with UPMC Hamot
A new and potentially life-saving technology is now being piloted at Kane Community Hospital’s Emergency Room.  KCH’s affiliation with UPMC Hamot makes this pilot possible.
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April 19, 2012
UPMC Hamot Earns 100 Top Hospitals Award fo the Sixth Time
Kane Community Hospital is proud to announce that UPMC Hamot has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters for the sixth time.
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April 4, 2012
KCH Occupational Medicine and Home Health Care Open House April 12 -- You're invited
In January, both KCH Home Health Care and KCH Occupational Medicine (OCCMED) moved to 628 N. Fraley Street, Kane from their former offices at Summit Medical Park.  The new location offers enhanced space, greater access and convenience for customers and patients.
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April 3, 2012
KCH Offers Vascular Screenings in April as Part of Wellness Program
KCH's Imaging Wellness Program offers area residents the opportunity to have Vascular Screenings during four months each year.
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April 2, 2012
KCH to Host Victorian Tea on April 29
Kane Community Hospital is hosting a Victorian Tea on Sunday, April 29, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of Route 321 and Hemlock Avenue in Kane.
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March 2, 2012
Healthy Heart Series Continues
Join the FREE KCH Healthy Heart Series already in progress.  Tuesdays at 12 noon -12:45 p.m.
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February 27, 2012
KCH & Kane Rotary Multiphasic Blood Screening March 10
Kane Community Hospital and Kane Rotary will host their semi-annual Multiphasic Blood Screening on Saturday, March 10, from 6 - 9:30 a.m. at the St. Callistus Church, 342 Chase Street in Kane.
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February 27, 2012
KCH Wellness Screens Program
The KCH Wellness Screens Program, now in its second year, offers five diagnostic imaging screens on a self-pay basis. All screens are non-invasive and painless.  For more information, costs of screens, or to make an appointment, please call KCH Diagnostic Imaging at 837-4580.
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February 20, 2012
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony Marks Move of KCH Home Health Care and Occupational Medicine
The KCH Wellness Screens Program, now in its second year, offers five diagnostic imaging screens on a self-pay basis. All screens are non-invasive and painless.  For more information, costs of screens, or to make an appointment, please call KCH Diagnostic Imaging at 837-4580.
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February 20, 2012
KCH Begins FREE Healthy Heart Series & Offers Reduced Rate Cardiac Scoring During American Heart Month
Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot, offers a couple of options to learn more about heart disease and your heart this month, American Heart Month.
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February 1, 2012
Dale Rolls Receives Certification in Echocardiography
Dale Rolls recently passed the practical registry exam to become a Registered Echocardiography Technologist.
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December 27, 2011
KCH Winter Walking Club at the Middle School
Kane Community Hospital Home Health Care has paved the way for the Winter Walking Club at Kane Middle School on Hemlock Avenue.
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December 21, 2011
Kane Community Hospital Launches New Foundation - KCH Futures Fund
It started in early October.  A KCH Nurse heard we were starting a Foundation and called to say she wanted to donate $1,000 (anonymously) and challenge KCH board members, physicians, employees and associates to match her challenge or make one of their own.
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October 30, 2011
UPMC Hamot Continues Investment in Regional Healthcare with Medical Park in Mt. Jewett
In the Summer J. Gary Rhodes, Vice President of UPMC Hamot and CEO of Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot, announced that UPMC Hamot would begin construction of a new physician center in Mt. Jewett to improve access to quality healthcare and to better serve residents of the area.
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October 30, 2011
Kane Hospital is Busy with Mammograms
Since October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Kane Community Hospital is busier than ever in administering mammograms—a potential life-saving medical test for women.
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October 4, 2011
KCH's Health Revealed at 'State of Hospital' Annual Report to the Community
J. Gary Rhodes, Vice President of UPMC Hamot and CEO of Kane Community Hospital (KCH), presented the annual state of the hospital at the weekly meeting of Kane Rotary.
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September 26, 2011
KCH's Marks Major Milestones
Kane Community Hospital (KCH) marked a major electronic health record (EHR) adoption milestone recently when the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics recognized the 31-bed facility with Stage 6 Certification.
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September 25, 2011
KCH Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Information and Incentives
There is a “1 in 8” lifetime risk for women to develop breast cancer.
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September 16, 2011
KCH's Ladies Night Out Enjoyed by Hundreds
At least 250 women participated in this year’s Ladies Night Out (LNO), Thursday night at Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot.
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September 8, 2011
KCH Among "Most Wired" Hospitals in the Nation
Kane Community Hospital is gaining recognition as an IT leader among hospitals. In July KCH was named one of the American Hospital Association's "Most Wired Hospitals for 2011" by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.
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August 29, 2011
Visit UPMC's KeepYourDoc.com to Learn More About the Insurance Situation
As you have likely heard, Highmark, the dominant insurance provider in our market, and throughout western Pennsylvania, has announced its intention to purchase West Penn Alleghany Health System, the second largest hospital system in Pittsburgh, and compete with UPMC as a provider. As a result, UPMC has stated that there cannot be any prospect of contract renewals between UPMC and Highmark. Therefore, on June 30, 2012, several UPMC and Highmark commercial contracts will expire, including Highmark’s contract with Kane Community Hospital - an affiliate of UPMC Hamot. Please visit UPMC's website, KeepYourDoc.com, to learn more about this important situation.

August 22, 2011
KCH to Offer "Xtended Care" at Kane and Johsonburg Family Practices
Beginning the first Saturday in September, KCH Family Practices in Kane and Johnsonburg will offer “Xtended Clinic Care” on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12 noon for minor health issues at two clinic locations.
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August 16, 2011
KCH Rehabilitation Services Offered Tips on Backpack Safety
On Monday, August 15, Kellie Ely, Physical Therapist and manager of KCH Rehabilitation Services, shared tips on backpack safety with parents and kids at the Kane Area Community Center.
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August 14, 2011
KCH's "Missy" Cecchetti, CRNP Presents at Annual University of Pittsburgh Nurse Conference
Ellen “Missy” Cecchetti, MSN, RN, CRNP was a guest presenter at the 18th Annual Nursing Horizons Conference.
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August 3, 2011
KCH Gets Smart Infusion Technology with New IV Pumps
KCH gains patient safety benefits of 20 newly acquired Alaris IV pumps.
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July 24, 2011
KCH Offers Vascular Screenings in August as Part of Wellness Program
A new KCH wellness program launched in the Spring now invites area residents to take part in Vascular Screenings.
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July 11, 2011
16th Annual KCH Golf Tournament Accepting Team Registrations and Event Sponsors
Kane Community Hospital has announced the 16th Annual KCH Charity Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, to be held Sunday, August 21, at the Kane Country Club.
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July 6, 2011
TeleHealth -One of Many Tools for KCH-Based Home Car
KCH's telehealth monitoring, HomMed Health Monitoring System, empowers people who suffer from chronic
illnesses.

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June 20, 2011
KCH Hosts Wellness Fair for Employees
KCH Human Resources held a Wellness Fair recently for all KCH employees covered under the UPMC Health Plan.
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June 3, 2011
Cutting Edge Technology for KCH's High Definition Operating Room
The KCH Operating Room (OR) has purchased a new High Definition (HD) Stryker Video System to be used in orthopedic, general, urology and gynecology surgeries.
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May 23, 2011
EMS Providers Celebrated at KCH by UPMC Hamot
On Thursday, May 19 at lunchtime, UPMC Hamot honored Kane area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers at an annual appreciation picnic in The Gardens at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
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May 18, 2011
UPMC Hamot to Build Medical Park in Mt. Jewett
J. Gary Rhodes, Vice President of UPMC Hamot and CEO of KCH announced today that "UPMC Hamot is expected to begin construction of a new Medical Park in Mt. Jewett this summer to improve access to quality healthcare and better serve residents of the area."  Completion of the facility is expected before winter.
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May 9, 2011
Four KCH Radiology Technologists Up Their Credentials
Four Kane Community Hospital (KCH) radiology techs recently earned enhanced credentials passing their registry certifications in new modalities.  Three were in Computed Tomography (CT or CAT Scan) and one in vascular technology.
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May 9, 2011
KCH Offers Full Body Bone Density Screening During May
Throughout May -- National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month -- KCH Diagnostic Imaging is offering affordable, full body bone density screenings.
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May 6, 2011
Employees Enjoy Appreciation Day at KCH
On Friday, May 6, Employees at Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of UPMC Hamot, enjoyed a day of special events with a "Friends of KCH' Book and Gift Sale, Employee Bake Sale as well as the greatly anticipated annual grilled steak/stuffed chicken employee appreciation dinner.
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May 6, 2011
KCH Celebrates National Nurses Week
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
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April 19, 2011
2011 KCH Open House to Feature Comprehensive Center
Kane Community Hospital (KCH), an affiliate of UPMC Hamot, will host its annual, National Hospital Week, public Open House on Thursday, May 12 from 11 a.m – 7 p.m.
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April 11, 2011
KCH Diagnostic Imaging Offers Vascular Screenings in April as Part of New Wellness Program
A new wellness program at Kane Community Hospital (KCH) -- launched in March with Cardiac Scoring -- has received a successful start.  Now the public is invited to take part in Vascular Screenings.
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April 4, 2011
KCH Acknowledged for Role in Kane Area Relay for Life
Plaques were presented March 31 to co-captains of the KCH Kaleidoscopers 2009 and 2010 Relay for Life teams, the top fundraising team for the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Kane Area Relay for Life.
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April 1, 2011
Acute Care Rural Hospital -- KCH -- Experiences Success with the Healthland Electronic Health Record
Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, announced in March that Kane Community Hospital (KCH) is live with the Healthland ONC-ATCB-certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution.
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March 9, 2011
KCH Diagnostic Imaging Launches Series of Wellness Screens
A series of diagnostic wellness screens are now available from KCH Diagnostic Imaging.
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January 21, 2011
Hamot and Regional Partners use Grant to Improve Patient Care
In just two months, significant progress has been made in providing greater access to advanced medical care to four regional hospitals thanks to a federal grant awarded to Hamot Medical Center in late summer.
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January 10, 2011
Hamot Women's Hospital Opens
Hamot hosts area business and community leaders for private tour.
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January 9, 2011
November Gold at KCH
Sue Singer and Jeremy Howe have achieved gold status in KCH's Star Program. The Program acknowledges acts of kindness that go above and beyond the call of duty.
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January 5, 2011
KCH Home Health Care Winter Walking Club
The KCH Winter Walking Club is underway and runs through March 31, 2011.
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December 23, 2010
The Gift of Giving Back
Again this year, Kane Community Hospital managers and employees donated a total of $700 to give back to the community in lieu of gift giving among themselves.
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December 10, 2010
KCH Cardiac Rehab & Wellness Offers Fresh Start for a Healthier Lifestyle in New Year!
A new program offered by KCH Cardiac Rehab and Wellness will help participants Drop 10 pounds or 10 percent of their body weight in 10 weeks.
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December 1, 2010
Fulltime Orthopedic Surgeon Joins KCH
J. Gary Rhodes, FACHE, CEO of Kane Community Hospital and VP of Hamot Health Foundation has announced the
mid-December launch of the Orthopedic practice of Vasileios Kostopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgeon.

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November 21, 2010
Friends of KCH Getting Set for the Holidays
The Friends (of KCH) Gift Shop is beginning to look show the excitement of the holidays.
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November 18, 2010
KCH Home Health Care Celebrated During National Home Care Month
Each November, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice celebrates National Home Care month.

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November 16, 2010
KCH Stars Brightly Shining
The Star program at Kane Community Hospital is shining brightly this year with a number of employees rising to silver
and gold star recognition.

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October 14, 2010
KCH Offers Diabetes Education Program to Area Residents
Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of Hamot Health Foundation, is working with Great Lakes Home Health Care Services to provide diabetes education to local patients.

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October 12, 2010
Lichtenberger Resigns KCH Board of Directors
Since 2001, Jane Lichtenberger served on the Kane Community Hospital Board of Directors representing the Sheffield, Warren County area.  September’s meeting was her final meeting.

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October 8, 2010
Mammography Program at KCH receives Re-certification
Recently the Mammography Program at KCH was again successfully registered indicating that the program, it’s digital mammography equipment and technologists are doing everything right and meet all standards for optimal care.

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September 14, 2010
Ladies’ Night Out at Kane Community Hospital a Big Success
The first Ladies’ Night Out at Kane Community Hospital was a big hit with more than 200 attending the evening bash.

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August 13, 2010
KCH Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center Programs Help Area Residents Get and Stay Healthy
Part 1 - KCH Cardiac Rehab for a new lease on life
Part 2 - KCH Wellness programs help build healthy communities one person at a time

August 13, 2010
KCH Launches Interventional Pain Management Center
Kane Community Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the KCH Pain Management Center with Robert Landfried, D.O., Medical Director; George Saleh, CRNA BSN BSNA, Manager of KCH Anesthesia; and Robin Copley, CRNA BSN MSN.

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July 28, 2010
KCH Honors Employee Participation in Kane Area Relay for Life
On July 28th, Kane Community Hospital (KCH), an affiliate of Hamot Health Foundation, held a celebration to honor employee participation in the Tenth Anniversary of the Kane Area Relay for Life.

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July 7, 2010
Women's Care and Services at KCH
KCH is pleased to announce the OB/GYN services of Marc Landsberg, M.D., FACOG, OB/GYN and Julie Szymanski, CNM, MSN at Kane Community Hospital.

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July 6, 2010
15th Annual KCH Charity Golf Tournament -Accepting Team Registrations and Event Sponsors
Kane Community Hospital has announced the 15th Annual KCH Charity Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, to be held Sunday, August 8, at the Kane Country Club. The deadline for team registration is July 30.  The registration form is available via e-mail or online (click here).

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July 1, 2010
Collins Company Foundation Provides $20,000 Grant to KCH for Laryngoscope
A Collins Company Foundation gift of $20,000 for the purchase of a GlideScope for KCH’s Emergency and Operating Rooms was acknowledged last week with Emergency and Operating Room staff gathering for in-service on the use and care of the new equipment.

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June 18, 2010
Dr. Langille Announces His Intention to Retire within the Next 12 Months
Kenneth Langille, M.D., Family Medicine and Jean Langille, RN have announced Dr. Langille's intention to retire within the next year and return home to Canada.

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May 26, 2010
KCH Cardiac Rehabilitation Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day All Week
KCH joined organizations across the country to celebrate the 17th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on May 26, 2010.

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May 20, 2010
Serving Those Who Serve KCH Patients in a Time of Need
Leadership from Hamot's Emergency Services in Erie hosted a thank you lunch for area first responders and EMS personnel who serve Kane Community Hospital.

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May 18, 2010
Papalia Promoted to Director of Operations at KCH
J. Gary Rhodes, CEO, Kane Community Hospital has announced the promotion of Mark Papalia to the position of Director of Operations at KCH.

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May 17, 2010
KCH Chief Financial Officer Announced
J. Gary Rhodes, CEO, Kane Community Hospital formally announced the arrival of KCH’s Chief Financial Officer Angela Hadzega, CMA, MBA. She also serves as Director of Finance for Regional Affiliates at Hamot Medical Center.

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May 14, 2010
Zook Motors is sponsor for gift of "Resusci Anne" to KCH
The annual training and recertification of Hospital employees in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) was greatly enchanced this week when the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the PA Automotive Association presented a Resusci Anne training unit to KCH.

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May 10, 2010
KCH to host Open House May 14
Kane Community Hospital will host an Open House Friday, May 14, 1-4 p.m., during National Hospital Week.
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April 8, 2010
Pavlock Returns to Area to Practice Family and Emergency Medicine
J. Gary Rhodes, CEO, Kane Community Hospital (KCH), announced the return of Max L. Pavlock, D.O. to his native Elk County to practice Family Medicine in June.
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April 5, 2010
Time to Act on Childhood Obesity …eat less, move more
by Jill Whitemore, RN, MedSurg Nurse Manager, Kane Community Hospital
Childhood obesity is a growing concern in America.  It has tripled over the past 30 years.  Approximately one out of three American children are either overweight or obese.
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April 1, 2010
Hamot Physicians now Staff KCH Emergency Room
Just four months after Hamot Medical Center and Kane Community Hospital (KCH) formed a formal affiliation, Hamot Emergency Medicine physicians now staff the KCH ER 24-hours a day.
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December 17, 2009
KCH -- Giving back to the community
Kane Community Hospital leadership invited KCH employees to join them in giving back to our community via two community organizations that serve families and children in our area this holiday season instead of gift exchanging.
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December 8, 2009
Star Awards announced at KCH
Twenty three star awards were announced in November by KCH CEO Gary Rhodes who hosts periodic luncheons for those who have been recognized by patients or their peers for performance "above and beyond".
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December 7, 2009
The Pharmacy at Kane Community Hospital
The Pharmacy at Kane Community Hospital (KCH), an affiliate of Hamot Health Foundation, employs full time registered Pharmacist Elaine Yates Rph and full time certified Pharmacy Technician, Cheri Vaughn cPht.
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December 7, 2009
An early Christmas Gift for KCH Diagnostic Imaging with a little help from their Friends
Friends of KCH (Hospital auxiliary) continues to deliver for their hospital. Arriving early for the ultrasound suite was a new cart for Ultrasound patients and techs.
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November 18, 2009
Eleven-year Partnership with Volunteer Chaplains Celebrated at KCH
On November 18, Kane Community Hospital (KCH) celebrated an eleven-year partnership for the spiritual care of KCH patients with area ministers with an annual luncheon at the Hospital.
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November 17, 2009
Caring for our Communities
H1N1 High-priority clinic
KCH will hold a high-priority clinic on Monday, November 23 from 2-7 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room.
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November 17, 2009
KCH Fiber Optic Pipeline goes LIVE in January
by Dean Wells, Warren Times Observer.
Dr. Timothy Trageser slips the ends of his stethoscope into his ears and listens to the steady ba-dump, ba-dump of his patient's heartbeat. He smiles, asks a few questions, makes a couple of notes.
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November 17, 2009
KCH Ultrasound Accreditation
KCH Diagnostic Imaging was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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November 3, 2009
KCH One Step Closer
KCH One Step Closer...Kane Community Hospital (KCH) came one step closer to installation of their new digital MRI with the late Thursday morning removal of the magnet from its former MRI being lifted through the roof of the KCH Diagnostic Imaging Center and taken away.
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October 15, 2009
Digital Mammography Arrives
KCH is thrilled to have Digital Mammography installed and ready for patients just prior to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) in October.
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