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July 7, 2023

Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly.

Our next issue will be Friday, July 21.

Dr. Sheffler Joining HVMG Park Manor

Medical Associates

We welcome Dr. Zachary Sheffler to HVMG Park Manor Medical Associates! Dr. Sheffler received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Seton Hill University, and earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He will be joining Dr. Bradley Heiple, Dr. Kehkeshan Shah, Tara Degnan, PA-C and Collin Wurst, PA-C.


Dr. Sheffler will be joining Park Manor Medical Associates on July 31, 2023. To make an appointment with Park Manor Medical Associates, located at 2201 Park Manor Blvd. in the Robinson Township Medical Neighborhood, please call 412-749-6920 or schedule through the Heritage Valley app.

Aloha! You are Invited to a Hawaiian Luau Party!

The Heritage Valley Senior Living Community is holding a Hawaiian Luau, and the community is invited! Join us on Sunday, July 16, starting at 12:00 noon and enjoy Hula Dancers, Hawaiian BBQ, Snow Cones, Slushies, Tiki Bar, Snacks, Games and more! The festivities will take place (rain or shine!) at the Heritage Valley Senior Living Community, located at 30 Heckel Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. Weather permitting, the Luau will be held outside, and tents will be set up to provide shade. Please RSVP to 412-875-1606.

If you or a loved one is considering moving to a Senior Living Community, this is a great opportunity to see what Heritage Valley has to offer! We have senior living choices including Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care. Not sure which one is right for you? We will be happy to provide tours of any of our facilities. Please click here to visit our website or call 412-331-6139 for more information or to schedule a personal tour.

When you enter the Edgeworth Medical Neighborhood, chances are you’ll be given a warm greeting by Deb, our Concierge! Deb really enjoys greeting and interacting with Heritage Valley patients. Getting to know some of the “regulars” is a fun part of her job! Deb knows that patients appreciate seeing a familiar face when they enter the facility, and being able to help them makes her day. In addition, she is grateful for the kindness and appreciation that patients show her. We also appreciate Deb, and are glad she’s a part of the Heritage Valley team!

For more information on the Heritage Valley Medical Neighborhoods, where you can conveniently access walk-in clinics, Primary Care Physicians, lab draw and diagnostic imaging services, physical and occupational rehab and specialty care physicians all under one roof, please click here.

New Medical Neighborhood Hours

For ConvenientCare, Lab & Diagnostic Services

As a reminder, the ConvenientCare clinics, Lab and Diagnostic Imaging services located within the seven Heritage Valley Medical Neighborhoods are now open Monday – Saturday until 7:30pm and until 3:30pm on Sundays. Please note that holiday hours will vary.  

If you are in need of a Primary Care Physician or specialist, please click here to visit our website or call 1-844-769-DOCS (3627) for assistance finding a Heritage Valley physician.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Heritage Valley WoundCare offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a treatment option for a variety of wounds and conditions. HBOT is the utilization of a special chamber to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood by 15 – 20 times. HBOT is available at all three Heritage Valley WoundCare locations: Beaver, Kennedy Township and North Hills.


Our hyperbaric chamber is a clear acrylic tube that is large enough for patients to rest comfortably and not feel confined. The clear acrylic allows our trained staff to easily monitor the patient and to communicate via an intercom system throughout the treatment.


How exactly does it work? The air we breathe is a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen and other gases. Typically, our bodies are able to heal themselves with a normal oxygen level, but under certain conditions extra oxygen is needed to promote the healing process. During HBOT, the patient breathes 100% oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressures. Breathing pure oxygen under pressure causes more oxygen to be dissolved in the blood and circulated to the rest of the body. The oxygen can improve wound healing by reducing swelling, keeping infection under control and stimulating new blood vessel growth.


Some conditions that can be treated with HBOT at Heritage Valley WoundCare include:


  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Radiation induced wounds of the skin
  • Chronic bone infections that are not healing by usual therapy
  • Failing skin graft and/or flaps
  • Arterial ulcers

If you are suffering from a non-healing wound and would like to discuss whether Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may benefit you, please contact one of our WoundCare locations. 


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