Business Highlights: Integrated Delivery Network
Jefferson expands care for cancer patients, women, babies and more
Allegheny Health Network's commitment to keeping care in the community and making exceptional, patient-centered care more accessible and convenient to residents of the South Hills of Pittsburgh was exemplified through investments in Jefferson Hospital during 2014.
In July, the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute opened the doors to a new specialized facility at Jefferson where patients can receive advanced cancer treatments and support services at one location, within their community. The Cancer Institute at Jefferson gives patients direct access to the entire oncology team — surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists and nurse navigators — along with primary and specialty care physicians. It features 20 state-of-the-art infusion chairs and two beds for treatments, a patient-education library and a comprehensive resource center for patients and their families to learn more about nutrition and supportive care services available to them.
Jefferson also unveiled a Women's Health Center to provide women with high-quality care at all ages and stages of their lives. The modern and expansive facility includes a newly constructed obstetric and maternity care center that fulfills the longstanding need for labor and delivery services in the community. The unit includes eight LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum) suites, a Level II nursery for special needs, two dedicated cesarean-section rooms, 24/7 obstetric anesthesia and newborn services, lactation consultations, the latest in infant security technology and an Austin’s Playroom for siblings. The first babies arrived on November 18, one new customer at a time.