CEO of Warren General Hospital gives an update at Woman’s Club

Warren Woman’s Club welcomed Rick Allen, CEO of Warren General Hospital (WGH), returning after two years for an update to members and their guests at a program on Monday, Nov. 20.

Allen was pleased to tell of the 2017 designation of WGH as one of the top 100 rural hospitals in the nation. This award was not sought by WGH, but it was awarded due to a whole array of qualifying criteria.

Other accomplishments at Warren General were the addition of oncologists at the Warren Cancer Center, a doctor of internal medicine and an ObGyn in conjunction with UPMC St. Vincent in Erie.

The WGH walk-in clinic is providing needed services as are the Youngsville and Tidioute locations. Hyperbaric wound care is soon to open in Warren.

Door-to-doctor attention in the emergency room has improved to 23 minutes for more rapid care and attention to patients.

WGH, an 89-bed facility, is working in conjunction with UPMC and accepting all medical providers until 2019.

Allen indicated that the WGH continues to be an independent hospital and its Board of Directors is focused on Quality and Service.

Carolyn Worley, president of Woman’s Club, offered appreciation to Susie Spangler and Nancy Clark, hostesses for the luncheon, with table decorations of a wide variety of autumn squashes of various colors. Members introduced their guests and were told of the upcoming annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 15 at which time the event will conclude with the selecting of raffle winners.

The Annual Bridge Tournament and accompanying luncheons will take place on four Fridays in January, 2018.

The next luncheon will be Monday, Dec. 4, with the Youth Connection providing entertainment.

Karen Davis, chair of What’s New for the Holidays, gave a preliminary report on the successful endeavor and will give final details in the coming month.

The Woman’s Club website at: will provide more information on the club and how to become a member.