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October 29, 2021
Heritage Valley Health System's E-Connections newsletter is published bi-weekly. Our next issue will be Friday, November 12, 2021.
Raising Awareness for Lung Cancer
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and here at Heritage Valley Health System we are working to improve early detection, improve diagnostics, optimize treatment and accelerate recovery by providing our patients with access to the most innovative technologies. The MONARCH® Platform, currently being used by Pulmonologists at our Beaver campus, is a new robotic technology designed to transform the diagnosis of lung disease, with the goal of saving lives. The MONARCH® Platform is designed to allow an accurate diagnosis without incisions from the smallest and hardest-to-reach lung nodules, with the hope of catching lung conditions early.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, lung cancer screening helps detect lung cancer earlier, before symptoms occur, while it is more treatable and possibly cured. Those who should be screened on an annual basis, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, include people who have a history of heavy smoking, smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years, and are between the ages of 55 and 80 years.

For more information about the MONARCH® Platform (Robotic Bronchoscopy), lung cancer screening or to schedule an appointment with HVMG Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine, please call 724-773-6403 or 412-749-7160.
Welcoming Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Casey Antholz
We are pleased to welcome board-certified orthopedic surgeon Casey R. Antholz, D.O., who recently joined Heritage Valley Multispecialty Group Orthopedics.  He joins Carolyn P. Engle, M.D., Andrew S. Kaye, M.D., John D. Lehman M.D. and Alexis E. Pilato, M.D. at the practice with locations at 1030 Beaner Hollow Road in Beaver and 273 State Route 288 in Ellwood City. Prior to joining Heritage Valley Health System, Dr. Antholz earned his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY.

Dr. Antholz has a special interest in minimally invasive approaches to joint replacement surgery, including performing direct anterior total hip replacement surgery, which causes less disruption of tendons and muscles, allowing for a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery with immediate hip stability.

Dr. Antholz’s wife is a Beaver County native, and his family is excited to be back home! He looks forward to providing excellent orthopedic care to Heritage Valley patients for many years to come.

Dr. Antholz is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 724-775-4242.
Breastfeeding Class and Support Group
Heritage Valley is offering a free Breastfeeding Class via Zoom on Sunday, November 7, at 3 pm. Led by a board-certified lactation consultant, the class provides participants with the opportunity to learn about breastfeeding and to share personal experiences. Heritage Valley also offers a breastfeeding support group that meets twice a month via Zoom. The Breastfeeding Moms Network meets each month on the first Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm and on the third Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. The meetings in November will be held on the 3rd (10 am – 12 pm) and the 17th (6 – 8 pm).

To register, please email edavidson@hvhs.org. To learn more about Heritage Valley Maternity Care, go to www.heritagevalley.org/maternity
Register to be a Flu Fighter!
Drive-Through Flu Shots Available... Appointments are Required
To schedule a Flu Shot:

Click on the CareLink button below;
Call 724-770-7555 (option 4) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

There’s still time to get your flu vaccine! Through November 18, Heritage Valley will be offering drive-through flu vaccines, by appointment only, for those patients 12 years and older at the locations and times listed below. 

Mondays & Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm through November 3*
Moon Township Location
935 Thorn Run Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
*Beginning November 8, the Moon Township location hours will change to 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beaver Location
2 Peartree Way
Beaver, PA 15009
  • Bring your insurance card and identification with you.
  • A high-dose vaccine is available for those 65 & older.
  • Flu shots are preservative-free. They are NOT egg free.
  • If this is the first time that you’re getting a flu vaccine, we recommend that you receive your vaccine in your Heritage Valley physician’s office.
  • Flu shots are also available at our seven ConvenientCare locations. No appointment needed... just walk in!
COVID Corner...
Now Scheduling Pfizer & Moderna Boosters; Pfizer Vaccines; & Tests  
Appointments are Required
Heritage Valley Health System is now offering both Pfizer & Moderna boosters. We are not offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or booster.


To schedule a Pfizer or Moderna Booster:

Click on the CareLink button below;
Call 724-770-7555 (option 1) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday 

Who is Eligible?

  • Adults 65 and older
  • Adults 18 – 64 with underlying medical conditions or an increased risk of serious illness
  • Adults in high-exposure occupations


1 Campus Drive; Monaca, PA 15061

Staples Building (Robinson Township)
6521 Steubenville Pike; Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Dates & Times:

CCBC: November 6, 19 & 20 (7:00 am – 11:30 am)
Staples: November 2, 10, 12 & 16 (7:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Please note:

  • Your Pfizer or Moderna booster must be at least 6 months after your 2nd Pfizer vaccine.
  • We are not mixing Pfizer & Moderna vaccines.
  • If you received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you may schedule either a Moderna or Pfizer booster at least two months after your initial vaccine.
  • Bring photo ID & your Vaccination Record Card.
  • An updated vaccine card will be provided.
1st & 2nd Vaccines (Pfizer Only)
Appointments are Required
First and second Pfizer vaccine doses are now available at the Center Township ConvenientCare Tuesdays in November from 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm by appointment only to those ages 12 and up. Walk-in times are not available.

To schedule a Pfizer Vaccine:

Click on the CareLink button below; OR
Call 724-770-7555 (option 1) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday


Center Township ConvenientCare
79 Wagner Road (Suite 200)
Monaca, PA 15061


Every Tuesday (2:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
Drive-Through Tests
Appointments are Required
To schedule a COVID Test:      
Click on the CareLink button below;
Call 724-770-7555 (option 2) between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beaver Location
2 Peartree Way
Beaver, PA 15009

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Moon Township Location
935 Thorn Run Road
Moon Township, PA 15108

  • You must have an order for a test. Contact either your Heritage Valley physician or one of our seven ConvenientCare locations to have an order called in.

  • Be sure that your cell phone number is listed in your CareLink profile. We will send a text confirmation of your appointment. We will also send the results of your COVID-19 test via text, typically within 24 – 48 hours.

  • Bring your insurance card and identification to your appointment. Without insurance, the cost of the test is $140, and a bill will be sent to you.

  • If you need a test on a Saturday or Sunday, please call one of our seven ConvenientCare locations, which can be found on heritagevalley.org, for an appointment. Please note that only ill or symptomatic patients will be seen on the weekends.