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Each year, the lives of thousands of people across the country are saved because someone made the choice to become an organ donor. In April, Allegheny Health Network is honored to celebrate National Donate Life Month and pay tribute to all of those who have bestowed the precious gift of life to another through organ donation. Visit AHNdonate.org to learn more and register to be an organ donor.



Format: 04/19/2014
Format: 04/19/2014


The Almanac: Career fair offers insights into health field

Friday, January 8th, 2010

More than 140 students from South Fayette Township and Chartiers Valley school districts met with more than 30 health career professionals during the annual career fair held recently.
South Fayette Township High School's Post Secondary Transition Coordinator Maureen Pedzwater, South Fayette's District Team Leader for School Health Personnel Nurse Kathy Macurak, and Chartiers Valley High School Community Outreach Coordinator Lynn Heasley worked collaboratively to prepare for this three-hour career awareness event. 

Dr. Robert Cicco, associate director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at West Penn Hospital was the keynote speaker. Cicco emphasized several points the students must consider no matter what career they choose.

Students witnessed a surgery simulation that provided them with a realistic view of the teamwork needed in the preparation for surgery and in the operating room. The simulation team included Dr. Kay Phanse, OBGYN; Dr. John Wrightson, anesthesiologist; Margaret Squiller, nurse anesthetist; Diane Ott, OR nurse; and Dr. Michael Dorich, director of surgical technology, PTI as well as his surgical tech students who presented the extensive sterilization process that must occur in the operating room.

To read more, visit The Almanac web site.

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