The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 1, 2012

In brief: Nursing agency wins recognition

JOHNSTOWN — Community Nursing and Home Health has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies based on analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

Community Nursing and Home Health also has been recognized by Deyta LLC as a 2012 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, an award recognizing home health agencies that provide the best patient experience. The annual honor acknowledges the top 20 percent of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured by patient satisfaction surveys.

Community Health is based in Johnstown and has a branch office in Everett. It serves patients in Cambria and Bedford counties and portions of Somerset, Westmoreland, Indiana, Blair, Huntingdon and Fulton counties.

Barnes, Saly aids cancer fundraiser

Barnes, Saly & Co.’s annual Basket Bingo event, held in October, raised $5,050 for the Conemaugh Cancer Fund.

All proceeds will be used for the greatest needs of local cancer patients including patient transportation for medical treatment and meals for chemotherapy patients.

Insurance company assists day care

Baltimore Life representatives recently presented a check for $500 to the Learning Lamp.

The grant is to be used for the Learning Lamp’s free Food & Fun afterschool program.

The program benefits about 100 at-risk learners from low-income homes in the Johns­town area.

Somerset Trust donates to college

JoAlyce Kopinski, assistant secretary for Somerset Trust and member of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Advisory Council, presented two checks to Walter Asonevich, president of Pennsylvania Highlands, at the College’s Somerset Education Center.

Somerset Trust made a $20,000 donation to the College Foundation’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, which helps to fund the Accelerated College Education Program.  

Somerset Trust also donated $15,000 to match the College Foundation’s 2013 Title III Endowment Grant.

“We are grateful to Somerset Trust for their willingness to partner in our mission,” Asonevich said. “These donations are critical to the continued development of Pennsylvania Highlands and the ongoing success of our students.”

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