Moon Township, PA,
(May 6, 2011)
– Heritage Valley Health System opened its newest facility yesterday, the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Center, with a ribbon cutting and open house at the new location, 1125 7th Avenue in downtown Beaver Falls. Elected officials, Health System staff and members of the community at the event were able to tour the new facility and learn of its offerings.
“The new Family Medicine Center will support and enhance Heritage Valley’s Family Medicine Residency Program, enabling us to recruit and train the next generation of family physicians,” said Norman F. Mitry, President and CEO of Heritage Valley Health System. “Also, by investing in the training of family physicians, Heritage Valley is able to retain outstanding residents to remain in our service area and become future members of the Heritage Valley medical staff.”
In addition to housing the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, the 13,500 square-foot building will also house the Family Planning Office and serve as a fully functional family medicine office that offers primary care and prenatal clinic services to patients in the surrounding communities. Additionally, the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Center has an outpatient laboratory and will offer behavioral health services one day a week through Heritage Valley’s Staunton Clinic – Rochester office.
“The opening of this facility is another indication of Heritage Valley’s commitment to reinvest in Beaver Falls and other communities in our service area, providing healthcare from locations that are easily accessible,” said Garry Hogan, chair, Heritage Valley Health System Board of Directors. “The new Family Medicine Center exemplifies our board’s commitment to our mission to improve the health and well-being of all people in the communities we serve.”
The Heritage Valley Family Medicine Center is open to all patients and will accept most types of heath insurance. For more information, please visit www.heritagevalley.org or call the Family Medicine Center at 724-773-8900.
Olga Gerard, registered nurse at Heritage Valley for more than 60 years, cuts the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Center on Seventh Avenue in Beaver Falls, PA. (Pictured left to right) Norm Mitry, president and CEO of Heritage Valley Health System, Mariann Murtha, Family Medicine Center practice manager, Olga Gerard, Garry Hogan, chair, Heritage Valley Board of Directors, Pennsylvania State Senator Elder Vogel, Pennsylvania State Representative Jim Marshall, and Dr. David Thimons, director of Heritage Valley’s Family Medicine Residency Program.