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Highlights: Allegheny Health Network


Susan Manzi, M.D., chairwoman of AHN's Department of Medicine

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Formed in 2013, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is an integrated health care delivery system serving western Pennsylvania. The Network is composed of eight hospitals: Allegheny General Hospital (its flagship academic medical center) in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Canonsburg Hospital in Canonsburg, Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Westfield Memorial Hospital in Westfield, NY. The Network is also home to a comprehensive research institute; Health + Wellness Pavilions; an employed physician organization, home- and community-based health services, and a group purchasing organization. The Network employs about 18,000 people, has more than 2,800 physicians on its medical staff, and serves as a clinical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

AHN provides patients with care through several centers of excellence and advanced specialties and is spearheading unique innovations and efficiencies that are resulting in more effective and affordable health care for patients. AHN continues to earn national recognition as a leading provider of high-quality, comprehensive health care services and is recognized as a pioneer in medical research.

In 2016, AHN continued to make progress in strengthening operations through investments in programs, facilities, and technologies that enhance the scope, quality, and accessibility of its services. Investments in AHN facilities and services in western Pennsylvania included a new Health + Wellness Pavilion in Erie; a new orthopedic medicine and sports performance center in Pittsburgh's South Hills; a new Center for the Surgical Arts and a new 48-bed cardiac critical care and telemetry floor at AGH; and its new Cahouet Center for Comprehensive Parkinson's Care.

Read AHN's stories about a new diabetes care initiative and a major campaign to improve access to the network.

Awards & Recognition

RN receives top honor for Pittsburgh Magazine's first-ever "Excellence in Nursing" awards

Sergey Blyakhor, RN, received top honor in the clinician category of Pittsburgh MagazineM's first-ever "Excellence in Nursing" awards. This award recognizes Sergey's work as a Clinical Informatics Analytics Nurse at Allegheny Health Network (AHN). Honorable mentions were bestowed upon six other AHN nurses as part of the awards program, which was featured in the magazine's December 2016 issue. Additionally, 10 other physicians, employees, volunteers and foundations affiliated with AHN were honored as "Health Care Heroes" in 2016 by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Allegheny General Hospital is No. 1 hospital for organ transplant quality, No. 1 hospital in the state for major cardiac surgery

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is the No. 1 hospital in the Pittsburgh market for organ transplant quality and the No. 1 hospital in the state for major cardiac surgery, according to Quantros Inc.'s annual "CareChex" awards. AGH is also one of the nation's top 100 hospitals for interventional coronary care. In the Erie market, Saint Vincent Hospital is ranked No. 1 for overall medical and surgical quality.*

Medical director is finalist in 2016's Giants of Cancer Care

Norman Wolmark, MD, medical director of breast surgical oncology, cancer research, and clinical trials at AHN, was a finalist in 2016's Giants of Cancer Care, a prestigious recognition program that honors peer-nominated doctors for their achievements in oncological care. Dr. Wolmark was one of five finalists in the breast cancer category.

*CareChex is a registered trademark of Quantros, Inc. Quantros, Inc. is an independent company that provides an innovative medical quality rating system designed to assist providers and purchasers in evaluating the quality of inpatient care, does not provide Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services, and is solely responsible for its products and services to its customers.

Fast Fact

West Penn Hospital's new "NicView" web cameras, installed in late 2016, allow parents to view their babies 24/7 at the hospital's NICU. The 41-camera system feeds to a secure online portal. West Penn’s 43-bed Level III NICU is a major referral center for critically ill or premature infants. Last year, AHN hospitals delivered more than 7,300 babies, including more than 4,000 at West Penn.

In 2016, the National Football League selected AHN doctors to serve as independent neurotrauma consultants during Pittsburgh Steelers games at Heinz Field. AHN neurosurgeons and physicians provided game-day concussion assessments to injured players on both sidelines.

30 — percentage of Allegheny Health Network revenue growth since 2013 affiliation with Highmark Inc.