HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events

Special Speakers

Our 2018 Speaker of the Month Series at the Warren State Hospital is in full-swing and we have some wonderful speakers lined up! These trainings take place the third Wednesday of each month, from April through October in the auditorium at the Israel Building, 677 Hospital Drive, North Warren, Pennsylvania.

To register for any of our Speaker of the Month trainings, please contact Lisa Brocious at 814.728.9400 ext 200, or lbrocious@MilestonePA.org.



June 20, 2018

Bob Sofranko's topic for June 20 will be "Reduce and Eliminate...A Hands-Off Approach to Crisis Management."

A philosophy and approach to reducing and eliminating restraints and/or eliminating aggressive behaviors, reducing anxiety and promoting a successful and positive staff individual relationship. This training centers around understanding the person as a whole and not focusing on the negative or the behavior. An emphasis is also placed on medical issues, medications, diagnosis (person specific), trauma and anxiety and how each person is affected differently. Emphasis is placed on building relationships and having an open line of communication between staff and the ladies and gentlemen we are fortunate to help lead a productive and fulfilling life.

Bob Sofranko is the Quality Compliance Manager for Passavant Memorial Homes. He began working in the field after volunteering as a swim instructor for United Cerebral while at Slippery Rock University. Bob began working for the former Laurel Highlands Foundation INC. in 1992 and transitioned over to Passavant when the two merged in 2012. Bob’s role with Passavant includes developing and implementing staff and consumer trainings, working closely with Residential and Vocational Staff to promote a positive and successful environment, reviewing and entering reportable Incidents into EIM. He is an ODP certified investigator, Chairman of the PMH Restrictive Procedure Committee and is the lead Certified Crisis Management Trainer at PMH. He is ODP Quality Management certified, Certified UPMC CCM Trainer and has 26 years of experience working in the Intellectual Disabilities field.

Download the flier here.



Special Events

A Day in the Park

Our 14th Annual Day in the Park event is scheduled for June 15 at Wildcat Park in Ludlow and it's already shaping up to be our best ever!  Once again we will be entertained by The Elcam Gang, have face and fingernail painting, gardening, and the popular photo booth. In addition, this year we have a crafting area, and we can learn all about sneezing with Sneezy Sam.  We are thrilled once again to be joined by the Mount Jewett ambulance crew who will offer blood pressure screenings, Officer Rooke from the Pennsylvania State Police, a representative of the Forest Service who will have information about the Allegheny National Forest, Kane Fire Department who will have a fire truck on hand, Kane Lions who will have the very popular Sno Cones after lunch, and MLW Stables who will once again have horses and donkeys for your riding pleasure.

We would like to thank our sponsors and all those who will be helping us out this year, including: Link!, Community Links, the Bradford YWCA, Elcam, Kane Lions' Club, Kane Fire Department, USDA Forest Service, Pennsylvania State Police, Mt Jewett Ambulance crew, Miss Kane High 2017, representatives from many area providers, students, and family members.

If you can think of anything you would enjoy seeing or doing at future events, please email us at HCQUNW@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions, as this event is for YOU. We hope to see you there June 15, 2018!


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