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By Karen Motosicky
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, 1:01 a.m.

Dr. Rajiv S. Swamy, an interventional cardiologist, recently joined the medical staff at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Harrison.

Swamy practices with Tri-County Cardiology with offices in Natrona Heights and Lower Burrell, and also is on staff at West Penn and Allegheny General hospitals.

A graduate of Duke University in Durham, N.C., with a bachelor's degree in economics and chemistry, he received his medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, and went on to complete his medicine internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Swamy finished his interventional fellowship at New York University Medical Center where he had special training in coronary, peripheral and structural heart disease.

While at the University of Chicago Medical Center, he was the chief medical resident and instructor of medicine.

Swamy is board-certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and is board eligible in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography

He is accepting new patients and may be contacted for an appointment by calling 724-226-3345.

Speaker to cover estate planning

The Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) Trust will host an estate-planning seminar at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Pittsburgh Field Club, 121 Fox Chapel Road, O'Hara.

The featured speaker is Scott Keffer, an internationally recognized financial educator and author. His expertise is in the areas of income tax reduction and estate tax elimination.

He has made his estate-planning presentation to more than 15,000 people across the United States and Canada.

Seats are free, but limited.

For reservations, call Kimberly Lunn in the AVH Trust office at 724-226-7178 or e-mail

AccessAbilities looks for more support staff

AccessAbilities Inc. will host an Employment Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 at its corporate offices, 2900 Seminary Drive, Building B, Greensburg.

Employment opportunities will be offered for direct support staff. Direct support staff provides services to people with disabilities in the activities of daily living, personal care, academics, health/safety and social/recreation areas.

Applicants are encouraged to complete an online application under the Careers tab at

AccessAbilities provides services to more than 1,000 people with disabilities in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

A-K businesswomen plans Visitors Day

Women's Business Network, Armstrong-Kiski Chapter, will host Visitors Day at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 22 at Kings Family Restaurant, 315 Hyde Park Road, Allegheny Township.

Local businesswomen are invited to come and meet the chapter members and experience the benefit of networking to grow your business. Bring business cards and brochures to share and make some connections with area women professionals. Each chapter is category exclusive. Once it is filled by a qualified applicant, that chapter category is closed. The event is free to attend and will include sweet treats and refreshments.

RSVP to Kori Vincent at 724-841-2732. Visit for more information.

Forbes accredited for cardiac care

The Heart and Vascular Center at Forbes Regional Hospital recently received Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) cardiac catheterization accreditation and heart failure accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization's structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.

ACE is sponsored by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and the American College of Cardiology, jointly representing over 40,000 practitioners.

In addition to ACE cardiac catheterization accreditation, the Heart and Vascular Center at Forbes Regional received full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and is a certified Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center.

The open-heart surgery program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation for three consecutive years by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the only program in Western Pennsylvania to do so.

RecruitMilitary plans hiring fair

A RecruitMilitary Veteran Hiring Fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., Pittsburgh.

Fifty-four veteran-friendly employers are expected including U. S. Steel Corp., Cleveland Clinic, City of Pittsburgh, Mylan Inc., W. G. Tomko Inc., Chevron Corp., Tervita Corp., McDonald's, General Electric.

There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings.

General Electric, U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsor, will be offering one-on-one mentoring sessions during the event.

This event is sponsored by Chevron Corp. and is being produced by RecruitMilitary in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Visit

—Staff reports

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