Allegheny General Hospital is a part of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. It is a non-profit, Level 1 Shock Trauma Center and is one of the largest tertiary care centers in the region. All ancillary services are provided, including an IV team.
The main operating room consists of 27 surgical suites. On any given day there are between 4 and 6 Orthopaedic attendings operating. In general, each attending schedules 5 to 10 cases each operative day, not including trauma and add-ons.
Turnover time varies with the type of case, but averages 30-45 minutes, allowing ample time for post-op checks, last minute reading, orders, consults or lunch.
Allegheny Outpatient Surgery Center
The Allegheny Outpatient Surgery Center (AOSC) is a 7-suite surgery center located on the 01 level of Allegheny General Hospital. Two to three Orthopaedic attendings operate in the surgery center daily, scheduling between 3 and 14 cases each. The main services utilizing the surgery center include hand, sports, foot and ankle and general orthopaedics. Typical cases include arthroscopy, routine fracture work, carpal tunnel, etc.
Turnover time in the surgery center averages 25 to 30 minutes, allowing for efficient flow of operative cases.