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Format: 04/18/2014
Format: 04/18/2014


Washington County Business Journal: Canonsburg Center for Women's Health - by Sylvia Cavallo

Friday, October 1st, 2010

It has been a long-time vision of Canonsburg Hospital, their Board of Directors, and the West Penn Allegheny Health System, to make available to patients a center dedicated specifically to women’s health. 

That vision became a reality in July when CGH opened its doors to the Canonsburg Center for Women’s Health. The new facility, located in the Canonsburg Hospital’s former Emergency Room area, offers women breast, cardiovascular and gynecological care from top-notch physicians without having to travel outside of their local community.

The lobby of the new Canonsburg Center for Women’s Health at Canonsburg Hospital.

“Our board is grateful for and energized by this recent addition to the services that CGH offers to our patient base,” said Joe Macarelli, CGH board chairman, who wanted to compliment the scope of services with those specific to women.

Patients now have the ability to receive medical care from highly regarded physicians from the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

These services can now be scheduled at CGH:

Breast Care: The women’s health center provides digital mammography, breast MRI scanning for women with dense breast tissue and stereotactic breast biopsy - a less-invasive alternative to a surgical biopsy. The CGH board is pleased to have board certified surgeon Dr. Donald Keenan, who specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant breast disease, seeing patients at the center.

Cardiovascular Care: Women need to know how to keep their hearts healthy through knowledge and prevention. That’s why Amy Schuett, DO, of the Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute at Allegheny General Hospital, joined the staff of Canonsburg Hospital. Dr. Schuett provides patients with an overall assessment of their cardiovascular health and a gender-specific action plan for preventing and treating heart disease.

Gynecological Care: CGH is proud to have the Western Pennsylvania OB/GYN Associates, providing gynecological services to their patients. The practice consists of Dr. John Mellinger, Dr. Christine Gallis, Dr. Christina La- Bella, Dr. Larry McNulty, Dr. Karen Roperti, Dr. Andrew Sword, Paul Di- Maio, PA-C and Joan Gregory, CRNP. The gynecological practice is committed to giving each patient the personal attention and individualized care she deserves, in both a hospital setting and in the practice’s five convenient office locations throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Acacia Svonavec, hospital spokesperson, said patients can now benefit from other new services and programs, including a full-body bone density scanner on-site, used for detecting osteoporosis.

“Along with the bone density scan imaging, patients can have an ultrasound test all in the center,” said Svonavec, adding that other issues that women face, including urinary incontinence, diet and exercise, unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable varicose veins will have programs to control incontinence, combat nutritional problems and offer venous ablation at the new center.

“The goal for the Center for Women’s Health is to provide our community with an array of services specific to the needs of the women in a setting which is both aesthetically attractive and topnotch where quality of care and medical expertise are concerned. The center’s personalized approach to care has been designed by medical experts in a setting close to home.”

To schedule an appointment with one of the Center’s specialists call 724.271.3300.


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