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Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


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Allegheny General Hospital


Founded in 1885 on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has earned an international reputation for excellence and innovation in the care of patients, medical education and research. Serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area, the 661-bed academic medical center is one of the largest tertiary facilities in the region and offers a wide array of medical and surgical specialties. Our hospital is also home to nationally recognized, disease-specific comprehensive centers.

Allegheny General has been recognized as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters Healthcare. The hospital also received the Consumer Choice Award for western Pennsylvania from the National Research Corporation. In addition, Solucient Inc., one of the healthcare industry’s leading quality research organizations, recognizes Allegheny General as a Top 100 hospital in the country for both orthopaedic surgery and the treatment of stroke.

Allegheny General’s highly regarded sports medicine program serves as the official medical provider for the Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball club. The hospital also supports and directs numerous scholastic sports medicine programs. AGH’s Cancer Center is one of the nation’s most advanced facilities, offering patients access to state-of-the-art programs for the complete spectrum of malignant disease.

Allegheny General is the gateway to some of the most prominent research into breast and colorectal cancer treatment and prevention through studies conducted by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project. This cancer research initiative, supported by the National Cancer Institute, is based on the Allegheny General campus and coordinates the efforts of more than 6,000 medical professionals in the study of breast and bowel cancer.

Allegheny General Hospital has a long-standing commitment to education and research. It is a Western Pennsylvania campus of the Philadelphia-based Drexel University College of Medicine and recently penned an agreement to serve as a four-year campus of Temple University School of Medicine and maintains ongoing, innovative research studies in the neurosciences, medical oncology, human genetics, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, orthopaedics and trauma.

Allegheny General Hospital is a member of West Penn Allegheny Health System, a physician-led organization committed to improving the health of the people living in the western Pennsylvania region.

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