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Everett, PA 15537
Stroke Awareness: Every Second Counts
FREE Virtual Event
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.
Time is of the essence when it comes to strokes, so you must act quickly. Roger Arnold, BSN, stroke care coordinator at UPMC Bedford, will talk about how important it is to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
Community Outreach Programming
For information about regional health education programming, check out our quarterly calendar of events. Call 814-623-3773 for more information or to register to attend a program at UPMC Bedford.
Multiphasic Blood Screening
UPMC Bedford will be offering multiphasic lab screenings BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments can be made by calling 814-623-3506 option 6. If no answer please leave a message and you will receive a return phone call. Appointments are limited and no walk-ins will be accepted. Patients who are ill with a fever or cough will not be able to participate. Patients will be asked to wear their own masks and will be let into the building at their appointment time.
The screenings involve a series of 28 tests, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Patients must fast for 12 hours and consume no alcohol for 24 hours prior to screening.
Cost is $25 for blood screening and $3 for urinalysis. Other tests available include TSH to check thyroid function for an additional $5, A1C to test for diabetic compliance for $5, and PSA for prostate cancer for $10. For an additional $3, test results can be sent to the patient.
For more information, contact the laboratory at 814-623-3506.
UPMC Bedford has earned Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The certification recognizes hospitals equipped to treat stroke patients with timely, evidence-based care prior to transferring them to a Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Center.
UPMC Bedford underwent a rigorous onsite review to assess its compliance with the Joint Commission’s Advanced Disease-Specific Care certification requirements, including:
Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
If you have questions about your insurance and access to UPMC doctors and hospitals, please call our help line at 855-646-8762.