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Our Stories

In these posts, employees across Highmark Health share personal stories about their individual, workplace, and community health experiences. You’ll find posts about weight and fitness challenges, coping with serious illness, and caring for loved ones as well as stories about career growth and volunteer activities.

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Posted October 13, 2017
Emergency Flood Rescue
AHN employees were on the front lines in helping victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Read More
Posted September 7, 2017
Woman holding senior woman's hand on bed
When caring for a loved one with a disability or chronic illness, it’s very important to take care of yourself, too. Read More
Posted July 22, 2017
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It’s story time — the MyStory video team shares inspiring tales from three more members of the Highmark Health family. Read More
Posted July 11, 2017
Ballet pointe shoes on wooden floor
Runners and gym-goers don’t have a monopoly on fitness: the story of one woman’s decision to swap weights for pointe shoes. Read More
Posted June 21, 2017
Cathy Battle holding a box of diapers in front of a mural near the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank warehouse
Cathy Battle’s work has helped thousands get access to diapers — and earned her Highmark Health’s 2017 Jefferson Award. Read More
Posted May 16, 2017
Jess holding her son Henry in an outdoor setting
Touch, taste, sight, sound and smell — get creative with our mommy blogger’s suggestions to help wake your toddler’s senses. Read More
Posted April 7, 2017
Parenting can create time challenges, so it’s important to focus on the health choices you (and your child!) have each day. Read More

The Caring Place

Since 1997, the Highmark Caring Place has helped thousands of families by providing support for grieving children. By creating awareness of their needs and offering programs and services for children and their families, the Caring Place creates an empowering atmosphere for managing grief.

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