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Format: 04/17/2014
Format: 04/17/2014

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Signing Ceremony to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Unique Partnership Between AGH and Northside Community

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Who: Executives of Allegheny General Hospital and the West Penn Allegheny Health System, representatives of the Northside Leadership Conference, Pittsburgh City Council President Darlene Harris and other Northside Community Leaders.

What: AGH and Northside community leaders will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the AGH Northside Partnership with a signing ceremony.

Where: George J. Magovern, MD, Conference Center at AGH.

When: Friday, October 15, 2010 at 9:30 am.

Why: Twenty years ago, AGH and the 15 neighborhood groups that comprise the Northside Leadership Conference signed a groundbreaking, formal agreement that established the framework for a long-standing partnership. The partnership’s mission is to enhance and promote the vitality, quality of life and image of the Northside community through neighborhood reinvestment and economic development, improved housing, education, employment, and health and wellness initiatives. It is now one of the longest running official partnerships between a community and a major medical institution in the country.

Some notable accomplishments of the Partnership include:
• Neighborhood Renovation projects – such as Parkhurst Street and Aeberlie House
• West Park Improvements and Maintenance
• Development of NorthsideNow.com Web Site
• Workforce Home Benefit Program – enabling 14 AGH employees to buy homes on the Northside to date.
• Weekly Northside Farmers Market
• AGH Scholarships to Northside residents seeking healthcare careers
• Annual Job Fairs
• Start on Success internship/mentoring program with Pittsburgh Public Schools
• AGH Biotechnology Women’s Workforce Collaborative
• Kidshape, Hearts in the Park Cardiovascular Disease Awareness and Stranger Danger programs
 

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