Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation Awards $10,000 Community Service Scholarship to Sydney Komoroski

L to R Zach Senft, Sydney Komorski, Lewis Minett                 Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation (PMHF) is proud to announce the recipient of its 2021 Community Service Scholarship. This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Jamie Ellenberger, an individual served by Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services (PMHFOS) and who was an active member […]

Facts from the Farm

Who Do We Trust and Believe? 

By Ron Eichner        Hi folks, COVID-19 and the last year, 2020, were something we all could live without. One phrase echoed was to “follow the experts and science.” So, it kindled my mind to share a story with you about all those experts and science has also supported.    Looking back in the 1960s, we were told by the experts that a high-carb, low-fat diet was the best for us, and […]

Julia Parsons

By Paula Green         Patriotism is prevalent in July since we commemorate the birthday of our nation. This month, we’ll introduce you to a local woman who did her patriotic duty and served in the Navy during World War II. Julia Parsons of Forest Hills, who turned 100 on March 2, held a vital position.        Julia was 21 years old when she graduated from Carnegie Tech. She was searching for a job when she read about the […]

Ahh … Summertime. It’s All About  Flowering Plants, Butterflies and Sunshine, Right? Think Again! 

  As the summer heats up and we are outdoors longer, there is a natural rise in bug bites, poisonous plant encounters, scrapes, skin rashes and sun-related conditions. Among the many skin-related risks in the summer, the three most common are tick bites, poison ivy rashes and blistering sunburn.  To keep having fun in the sun during the summertime, it all about avoidance.    Sunburns can be avoided by limiting your exposure, […]


Cover Stories

Genesis Medical Associates

Providing optimal medical care during a healthcare pandemic. Genesis Medical Associates is an independent group of primary care physicians with practices located throughout the North Hills of Pittsburgh.  The organization was founded in 1995, when six independent primary care practices came together with a singular vision of providing the highest quality healthcare. CLICK HERE to […]

Women’s Cardiology Program Expands to UPMC Passavant

For Barbara Jo Dunn, 57, of Sarver, Pa, walking at a fast pace at work leaves her short of breath.  But Barbara jo recalls she didn’t always feel this way.  As a full-time registered nurse at UPMC Passavant’s Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Center, she administers up to 15 cardiac stress tests per day and used to […]

Passavant Hospital Foundation

A Legacy Through Leadership How Leaders at UPMC Passavant are teaming with Passavant Hospital Foundation to expand health care and wellness services throughout the community. In 2019, Susan Hoolahan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, became president of UPMC Passavant, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in health care. CLICK HERE to read the entire […]

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