Front-line workers were the focus today as Heritage Valley Health System administered doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this morning at the System’s Heritage Valley Beaver hospital. Two of the Health System’s hospitals, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley, each received 975 doses of the vaccine Thursday and immediately initiated a plan to vaccinate staff who provide direct patient care within the hospitals. We expect our Heritage Valley Kennedy hospital to receive its allotment of the Moderna vaccine as soon as it is approved.
“Since March, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and all staff have gone above and beyond to provide the best health care to all patients during the pandemic. We’re proud of their efforts and pleased that we are able to begin administering the vaccine to those who have given so much of themselves,” said Norm Mitry, President & CEO, Heritage Valley Health System.
Heritage Valley Health System also developed an automated tool and process for individuals to schedule both their 1st dose and follow-up dose, 21 days later, as well as post the appointments to their respective calendars. “This automated seamless process allows individuals to schedule their own appointments at their convenience and will also enable the Health System to perform all of the required reporting associated with the COVID-19 vaccine process,” added Mitry.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,800 employees and more than 600 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals: Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy; in 55 physician offices; and more than 21 community satellite facilities. For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org