Birth of the Allegheny Health Network
Two weeks ago Highmark and the West Penn Allegheny Health System entered into an affiliation that established the Allegheny Health Network, a unique patient-centric integrated healthcare delivery network for the western Pennsylvania region. Dr. Tony Farah, Chief Medical Officer for the Network, and Dr. Blair Jobe, a former leading UPMC surgeon who recently joined the Network, were guests on KDKA-TV's Sunday Business Page with John Delano and talked about why the Network will set the standard for healthcare quality, service and affordability. Watch it here!
West Penn Emergency Department Reopens
Highmark andWPAHS Officials Announce Return of Full-Service Hospital to Bloomfield Community
Officials from Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) joined community leaders on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, to celebrate the restoration of emergency medical services at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Bloomfield. West Penn Hospital’s newly equipped and renovated Emergency Department reopened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and marked the hospital’s rebirth as a full-service healthcare provider. More...
AVH Establishes Stroke Telemedicine Program
Allegheny Valley Hospital recently implemented a stroke telemedicine program that gives AVH patients access to the highly skilled stroke experts at Allegheny General Hospital without leaving AVH. More...
Forbes Brings Robotic Surgery to Eastern Suburbs
Just two weeks after West Penn Allegheny Health System and Highmark announced plans to dramatically enhance Forbes Regional Hospital through a major investment in its facilities and programs, doctors at the hospital became the first in the eastern suburbs to offer patients access to state-of-the-art robotic minimally invasive surgery. More...
WPAHS Nurse Navigators Lead the Way for Breast Cancer Patients
New Program Provides Women with Lifelong Guidance and Support through Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship
A breast cancer diagnosis brings with it fear and panic. Questions race through a woman’s mind: What will happen to me? What will my treatment be like? How will I manage?
It is at that moment when the new Nurse Navigator Program at West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) steps in. The nurse navigators provide women with compassionate guidance through their diagnosis, treatment and long-term care, serving as a lifelong, trusted ally for breast cancer patients and survivors. More...