03May What's New with Vaccines

Fall Flu Clinic Dates are here!

Sewickley: Sat 9/30 & Sun 10/15 9am - 12pm
Wexford:Sat 10/14 & Sun 10/29 9am - 12pm
Rochester: Sat 10/7 & Sun 10/22 9am -12pm
Call today to reserve your spot! SVPAM Staff will let you know what time slots are still available.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 19:05
SVPAM Supports Early Literacy Development

This page is under construction.  Please check back soon!

Reading books to and with your child promotes your child's cognitive, language, and social-emotional development.  

Talk to your SVPAM provider today & look for reading & literacy themed events throughout the year.  


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 20:10

SVPAM Physicians have recently earned the honor of being named Cigna Care designated physicians beginning January 1, 2013.

CIGNA Care designation recognizes physicians in certain specialties who meet or exceed specific quality and cost-efficiency criteria.  These physicians perform in the top third within the market using selected evaluation measures.  CIGNA evaluates physician quality and cost-efficiency information by using a methodology consistent with national standards and incorporating health care professional feedback.  

SVPAM is proud that all of our current physicians have achieved this level of distinction.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:39
Late Arrival Policy

According to several surveys, one of the most common complaints patients have is that they have to wait too long in a doctor’s office to be seen. The waiting room is exactly that — a room in which to wait. And wait. And wait. And then, after they are moved to an exam room, they wait some more. 

As we have studied the reasons for not running on time, the most common reason is that patients arrive late and are insistent on being seen, often with the reasoning that "SVPAM doesn't run on time so why is my time any less important."  And the answer is that your time is absolutely no less important.  However, in accomodating late arrivals, it causes a ripple effect & then patients who arrive on time are having extended periods of wait time as we accomodate the late arrival.  

In order to maintain the schedules to the best of our ability, SVPAM, like many others, has a “late arrival” policy.  A patient who is more than 15 minutes late to their appointment will be asked to reschedule for another time.   This may be later the same day or it may be at the next available appointment several days later depending on the purpose of the visit.  Sick patients will be worked into the schedule that day in the next available appointment slot.  

Please note that if you have extenuating circumstances, communicate with us!  If the schedule permits, we may be able to make accommodations.

We strive to do our best to serve all our patients/families with the outmost care and timely attention to the scheduled appointments.  Thank you for working with us to improve this situation!

**Please note ~1.  Your appointment "time" indicates the scheduled start time of the nurse intake; that is not the time you will necessarily be "seen" by the provider.  2. If asked to reschedule due to late arrival, our billing office reserves the right to assess the standard no-show fee of $25.00.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:12
Awards & Recognitions

Posted July 22, 2016

SVPAM is pleased to announce that our Sewickley office (Dr. David Hennessey & Dr. Robert Schwartz) along with our Wexford office (Dr. Vida Kaniecki) have achieved recognition as a Patient Center Medical Home from NCQA.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognizes them for these efforts. NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

"NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "Recognition shows that Sewickley Valley Pediatrics Sewickley/Wexford have the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time."


  • 2007-2010 NCQA Recognized Practice
  • Unison Gold Star Provider
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Better Practice
  • Certificate of Quality Care from Health America/Health Assurance for exceeding NCQA/HEDIS quality guidelines for treating pharyngitis
  • Pennsylvania Vaccine for Children (VFC) Ninety Percent Club
  • Highmark Best Practice Initiative Participants (achievement at highest level)
  • Highmark Health Plan Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • Pennsylvania AAP Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • 2013 Cigna Care designated physicians
  • 2014 Cigna Care designated physicians (posted 8/6/13)
  • 2015 Allegheny County Immunization Coalition Award ~ Outstanding Performance in the area of Pediatric Vaccination for our Sewickley & Wexford locations
  • 2015 MGMA Better Performing Practice in the MGMA 2015 Performance & Practices of Successful Medical Groups report.  
Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 18:49


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