Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Cancer Surgery
Thoracic surgeons at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital are using the advanced da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, offering new hope to patients with early stage lung cancer who may not be good candidates for a more invasive operation. Dr. Lana Schumacher, AGH thoracic surgeon, talks to Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI-TV about the hospital's robotic surgery capabilities. To learn more about Allegheny General Hospital's cancer capabilities, visit http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/canc...
WPAHS Statement Regarding Common Pleas Court Decision
Friday, November 9th, 2012
Jack Isherwood, West Penn Allegheny Health System Board Chairman, issued the following statement regarding Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Honorable Christine Ward's ruling today in the case of Highmark v. WPAHS:
"We are obviously disappointed with the Court's decision; however, as we have said from the beginning, we believe that Highmark is a good partner for WPAHS. We look forward to engaging in constructive dialogue with them as soon as possible regarding the best way to move forward. Importantly, we remain committed to preserving WPAHS as a viable community asset, which is in the best interest of our many patients, employees, physicians, community partners and other important constituents."