Today, we continue this tradition by using the latest medical innovations to treat our patients. Gaining knowledge through research to constantly improve how we prevent, diagnose and treat illness. And staffing our hospitals with experienced, expert and compassionate physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals who are dedicated to medicine, people and healing.
We are committed to giving patients the right care, at the right place, at the right time. This means that our doctors from various specialties work as a team to coordinate patients’ care from start to finish. We explore every possible option for treatment. We establish medical facilities in communities throughout the region so patients have convenient access to care. And we work around patients’ schedules to help maintain their quality of life while they receive treatment and therapy.
As a health network, we can extend our reach to more people than ever and offer them a broad spectrum of care and services. We have 14 hospitals and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices. And we have approximately 2,400 physicians in every clinical specialty, 19,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Together, we provide world-class medicine to patients in our communities, across the country and around the world.
Our physicians continually explore and develop new treatments that allow us to bring medical discoveries from the laboratory directly to patients. These breakthroughs help to save lives and give patients access to the latest treatments for disease and medical conditions. Allegheny Health Network is also committed to educating and training the next generation of doctors by serving as the clinical campus for both Temple University School of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.
We have received accolades from numerous organizations, including Thomson Reuters, AARP, Healthgrades, and Consumer Reports. These accolades recognize our dedication to excellence, but they also strengthen our ability to tackle the diseases that confront us today so that we may find a cure for tomorrow.