Monday, April 15, 2013
Here are some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Rehabilitation Aide (Forest Hills Borough) UPMC seeks a casual part-time rehabilitation aide for its Centers for Rehab Services location in Forest Hills. The hired person will be responsible for assisting therapists in the treatment of patients. Superintendent (Wilkinsburg Borough School District) The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is seeking applications for the superintendent position of the Wilkinsburgh Borough School District. The superintendent will be responsible for providing leadership in developing and maintaining comprehensive educational programs and services that advance the …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Or does it act more as a business? And what about the other major nonprofits in the area?
In a June 2012 "Taxpayer Alert," Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner questioned the fairness of nonprofits that have expanded their roles beyond the traditional definition of a charitable organization, but still maintain tax-exempt status. "In these challenging financial times, it is our duty and responsibility to address the questions raised by a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling and determine if properties are used for a truly charitable purpose," Wagner said in the report. "While exemptions are justified for clearly charitable organizations such as churches, soup kitchens and many others, some are plainly unfair." A 2012 state Supreme Court decision has given local governments a tool to challenge the loopholes in a five-…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
When the five doctors announced last week they would switch to WPAHS, UPMC revoked their privileges, leaving patients confused.
Last week, a practice of five UPMC-affiliated obstetricians and gynecologists told UPMC and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC that it would soon leave Magee's Womancare Associates division for the West Penn Allegheny Health System. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that UPMC asked the doctors to clean out their desks the next day and revoked their hospital privileges. The physicians themselves are now prohibited from reaching out to former patients, but Highmark has set up an informational hotline at 866-844-4431 to help patients confused about what to do. Edgewood's Elizabeth Felter, who is 35 weeks pregnant, was interviewed for the story. She, like many of the affected patients, are learning of the departures through a grapevine of …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The death of Hank Woodhall, 16, last week has Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams looking into securing helmets for local skateboarders.
The tragic death of Hank Woodhall, 16, of Forest Hills in a skateboarding accident last week has Forest Hills police Chief Chuck Williams working to try to ensure the safety of other local skateboarders. Williams, who has children of his own, was moved by the accident that took Woodhall's life. Because the incident occurred in neighboring Chalfant, which is patrolled by Forest Hills police, people in both communities are talking about the mishap. As a result, Williams is in contact with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to find a way to provide helmets for local youths who do not have them. Although details still have to be worked out, he is hoping to have some helmets available to distribute during the borough's annual hayride on …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Looking for a job?
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
UPMC is hosting a career fair for job seekers looking for openings close to home. Opportunities with UPMC will be discussed alone with what the positions have to offer. Staff will be on-hand to assist people with UPMC's application process. WHERE: Bakery Square 6425 Penn Avenue WHEN: Attendees can come meet the UPMC team and celebrate the community with games, food, friends and fun. At this career fair, more than 200 service-oriented positions located in Oakland and Shadyside will be featured. A variety of openings are available in patient transport, environmental services and food services. These are hospital-based positions and will offer full-time, part-time and casual opportunities, as well as great benefits with competitive wages. A…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Through a special volunteer program, Shayna offers quiet comfort.
Shayna quietly lay next to a tiny baby at Children’s Hospital, letting instinct alone guide her in comforting a child braver than most adults. The 16-month-old’s hand draped over the seat, right next to the bright-eyed golden retriever. When the moment was just right, Shayna stayed still in her spot next to the shallow chair, offering one half-lick of the fingertips. And then, a small miracle occurred—the child giggled. And his father’s heart melted. “Shayna in the hospital is so gentle and so calm,” said Joan Stein of Forest Hills, the dog’s owner and fellow volunteer. The child had just had major surgery the day before the visit—one of several that he already has had to endure in his short life. Shayna has been spreading her own special …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Woodland Hills alumni turned Steeler teamed up with the Dignity and Respect Campaign.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Steeler and Woodland Hills High School alumni Ryan Mundy recently teamed up with the Dignity and Respect Campaign to help others enjoy Thanksgiving.