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Format: 04/16/2014
Format: 04/16/2014


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Allegheny General to end baby deliveries, transfer services to West Penn

Monday, June 15th, 2009

By Luis Fabregas


Baby deliveries at Allegheny General Hospital will stop within the next year as part of an overhaul that will move inpatient obstetrics and psychiatric services to other hospitals within West Penn Allegheny Health System, officials announced Friday.

Inpatient obstetrics services will relocate from AGH in the North Side to West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield. That includes labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery and intensive care nursery services, officials said. The inpatient psychiatric services will relocate to Alle-Kiski Medical Center in Natrona Heights and West Penn's Forbes Campus in Monroeville.

The moves at the region's second-largest hospital network, which has sustained heavy financial losses, are part of an ongoing restructuring, Executive Vice President Dawn Gideon told employees in an e-mail.

"The decision was made after a careful review of our options for integration and with the intent to ultimately enhance the quality and scope of these programs through a more rational and effective utilization of resources ... " Gideon wrote.

To read more, visit the Tribune-Review web site.


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