Archived News & Events, April 2017

April 13, 2017

Service Recognition at NHS/AVS Pittsburgh Campus

NHS Allegheny Valley School’s Pittsburgh Campus is delighted to honor its employees. We are proud to have so many committed staff members who provide quality care to the consumers. In February and March, 2017, many Pittsburgh Campus employees reached “milestone” anniversaries.

Service Recognition at NHS/AVS Pittsburgh Campus
April 06, 2017

Honoring Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

NHS/AVS celebrated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March by holding a door decorating contest in Western PA. There were 32 entries submitted from six locations. Vice President of Administrative and Professional Services Sherri Portnoy and Senior Executive Director of Quality and Administration Beth Caraccio had the fun, and challenging, role of judging and choosing the top 3 doors. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated!

1st Place: Stacey Speer, Administrator, NHS/AVS Main Office
2nd Place: Ray Christner, Director of Transportation, NHS/AVS Pittsburgh Campus
3rd Place: TA-C Classroom, NHS/AVS Patricia Hillman Miller Campus
Honorable Mention: Communications Department, NHS/AVS Edward J. Zapp Program Center
Scroll through the slideshow to see all the contest entries!

April 06, 2017

Angels from the Heart Visits NHS/AVS

On April 2, Good Deeds Day*, members from Angels from the Heart Charitable Foundation, dressed as princes, princesses and superheroes, performed a song and dance routine for nearly 80 NHS Allegheny Valley School consumers, staff, and family members. Many audience members sang along to the songs and danced in their seats. Cast members encouraged audience participation for the Cupid Shuffle and WOW. The floor of the Pittsburgh Campus gym was packed with dancers! After the performance, cast members enjoyed meeting and posing for pictures with the attendees. A great time was had by all!

*Good Deeds Day, created in 2007, is a global day that unites people from more than 75 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. Thank you again to Angels from the Heart for sharing their time and talents with us.