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Guide to Good Health: Pregnancy & COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need To Know

The COVID-19 vaccines and associated booster shots currently authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are strongly recommended for pregnant and lactating women, as well as those trying or intending to become pregnant.

There are two levels to this, according to Dr. Michelle L. Harvison, Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecology for St. Clair Health who practices with Advanced Women’s Care. The first is at the individual level—for both mother and child.

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St. Clair Health Welcomes Frank Arcuri as New Chair of the Hospital Board

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 27, 2022) – St. Clair Health, a nationally recognized, integrated health system serving the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania, today announced the election of Frank Arcuri, Esq. as the new chair of the St. Clair Hospital Board of Directors. Arcuri has served on the board since 2012 and succeeds John P. Meegan, who served as chair since 2020.

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Pittsburgh Business Times: Remdesivir, once only inpatient Covid treatment, could soon become outpatient as antibody supplies wane

With access to supplies of monoclonal antibodies limited due to short supply, a therapy from earlier in the pandemic has recently gotten the green light to be used in outpatient settings to treat early cases of Covid-19. But health systems are in the early stages of being able to set up the treatment.

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St. Clair Health Announces Retirement of Senior Vice President and CFO Richard C. Chesnos

Vice President of Finance Eric J. Luttringer to Assume Role

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2022) – St. Clair Health announced today that Richard C. Chesnos will retire from his position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2022. Eric J. Luttringer will assume the role effective April 2, 2022.

Chesnos played a key role in the success of St. Clair since stepping into the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Upon inheriting a bond rating of A- and a small operating loss, he astutely guided St. Clair’s finances to achieve the region’s highest bond rating (AA-) and consistently strong performance—among many other accomplishments.

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St. Clair Health now using Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Calculator for breast cancer

Having additional knowledge can never be a bad thing, especially when it comes to detecting breast cancer.

St. Clair Health announced it is providing the Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Calculator, a tool utilized to gather information on a patient from personal history to breast density and mammogram images. The information is then used to determine the likelihood a woman will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

“Identifying these patients earlier helps us to catch their cancers earlier and gives them a better chance of survival,” said Dr. Raye J. Budway, director of breast surgical services for St. Clair Health Center. “This is about helping you understand where you are so we can get you where you need to go.”

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St. Clair Health Named A ‘Most Wired’ Hospital

St. Clair Health has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Level 9.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired program conducts the annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

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Caring for grandkids and keeping them safe on the road

As a grandparent involved in their grandkids’ everyday tasks and routines, much of your time with your grandchildren may be spent in the car. Whether it’s going to and from school, running errands or taking the kids to activities and events, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in your car. It’s vital to understand the ins and outs of safe car travel with kids in 2021, so everyone has the best and safest experience possible.

Grandchildren provide joy and add a new dimension to family dynamics. But for grandparents contributing to the care and upbringing of their grandchildren, things can get more complicated. Being responsible for your grandchildren may allow you to share in their daily lives, but it can also be overwhelming — especially when caring for more than one child at a time. You are not alone. It is estimated over 2.6 million children are being raised by their grandparents in the U.S. That’s why Bankrate put together a guide to help you navigate safe travel for you and your precious grandkids.

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