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Highlights: Allegheny Health Network

WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE THESE 2019 STORIES:

Saint Vincent Hospital

A remarkable expansion of care for cancer patients

Dr. David L. Bartlett

Internationally renowned cancer surgeon named chair of AHN Cancer Institute

Overview

Allegheny Health Network, a tax-exempt charitable organization, the sole member of which is Highmark Health, is the parent company of an integrated health care delivery network (collectively, AHN) serving western Pennsylvania. Commencing operations in 2013, AHN is a $3.6 billion health and wellness organization that has more than 250 clinical facilities, including hospitals throughout western Pennsylvania; Health + Wellness Pavilions; a comprehensive research institute; ambulatory surgery centers; an employed physician organization; home- and community-based health services; and a group purchasing organization. AHN employs about 21,000 people, has more than 2,500 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.

In 2019, AHN continued to make significant investments in facilities, programs, and technologies that enhance the scope, quality, and accessibility of its services. Over the course of the year, AHN opened new community cancer centers; new emergency rooms at Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, and Westfield Memorial Hospital; an expanded Level III neonatal intensive care unit at West Penn Hospital; a new GI lab and critical decision unit at Allegheny General Hospital; a new Women and Infants Center at Saint Vincent Hospital; a new perioperative center at Forbes Hospital; and a new Health + Wellness Pavilion in Erie.

Also in 2019, AHN's financial transformation continued. It reported its third consecutive year of positive operating income.

In 2019, AHN became the first health system in the Pittsburgh area to offer patients real-time wait times for all emergency and urgent care facilities — patients in need of emergency or urgent care can now check up-to-the-minute wait times thanks to Find Care Now, a service available at ahn.org and via desktop and mobile devices on MyChart.

AHN’s four labor and delivery units — at West Penn, Saint Vincent, Jefferson, and Forbes hospitals — delivered more than 8,100 babies in 2019. Since 2013, the number of births at AHN hospitals has grown by more than 70%.

AHN's perinatal and postpartum mental health programs have grown dramatically over the last two years, thanks to the opening of the Alexis Joy D'Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health at West Penn Hospital; by the end of 2019, the programs averaged more than 300 appointments a week.

At the end of 2019, Grove City Medical Center — now called AHN Grove City — became AHN's ninth acute-care hospital; it is the first hospital to join the network since 2013.


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