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Classes, Events, and News at UPMC Northwest

UPMC Northwest offers a range of general education courses, support groups, and health lectures on various health-related topics.

Classes and Events

UPMC Classes and Events Online Registration

UPMC Classes and Events Online Registration provides a list of UPMC Hamot-sponsored classes, screenings, and events. You may register and pay for classes conveniently online.

Heart Healthy Health Fair

In recognition of American Heart Month, UPMC Northwest is pleased to offer a free community health fair.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
8 a.m. to Noon

UPMC Northwest
Courtyard Conference Room – Please use Cancer Center Entrance
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346

All screenings are free and will include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Stroke risk assessment
  • Cholesterol (includes HDL, calculated LDL, triglycerides)*
  • Blood glucose and A1C screening*
  • Balance Assessment

*12-hour fast is required for bloodwork.

Free educational information will include:

  • Nutrition
  • Heart Health
  • Exercise
  • Diabetes

Registration is required by calling 814-677-1463 or 1-800-422-8888.

Understanding Hospice and End of Life Preparation
What Every Individual Needs to Know

Join us for an expert panel discussion to learn more about the support you need to provide the best possible care for your loved one and find support for yourself during this difficult time.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
6:30 p.m.

UPMC Northwest
Courtyard Conference Room– Please use Cancer Center Entrance
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346

Topics include:

  • The criteria for hospice care, support, and services
  • Understanding palliative care and hospice
  • End of Life Doula services
  • Funeral Planning
  • Document preparation for end of life


Shannon Penland, MD, medical oncologist
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Stephanie Brackbill, RN
UPMC Northwest Palliative Care

Christopher Allan
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Venango County

Pam Watkins
End-of-Life Doula

Adam Guthrie
Huff - Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc.

Gregory J. Merkel, Esq.
Dale Woodard Gent McFate Law Firm

Free refreshments provided.

To register or for more information, call 814-677-1463. Registration recommended, but not required.

All visitors must wear a mask when entering a UPMC facility. To learn our current masking requirements, call 833-390-9489.


The Collins House Now Open

The Collins House, a home for hospice patients of the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Venango County, is now open. Part of UPMC Home Healthcare, The Collins House is for hospice patients who wish to live in a home-like setting through the end-of-life. It is staffed by VNA Venango employees who provide 24-hour care. Any individual who is qualified for hospice and is a hospice patient of VNA Venango can reside at The Collins House and pay only room and board.

The Venango VNA Foundation funded the entire venture and will continue to support The Collins House and its operations.

For questions, please call the Visiting Nurses Association of Venango County at 814-432-6555.