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AHN is building the future of health care

Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health are investing more than $1 billion over the next several years in new construction and hospital expansions, in order to advance community access to affordable, high-quality health care services in Western Pennsylvania.

August 15, 2018
Allegheny Health Network has begun construction on a new full-service hospital in Pine Township that will bring a wide spectrum of advanced, patient-centered health care services to Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs. Expected to open in 2021, AHN Wexford Hospital will offer 160 all-private inpatient rooms; comprehensive women and infant care, including labor and delivery services; advanced cardiac, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, and cancer care; a 24-room emergency department; and a host of other patient- and family-friendly clinical programs and services.
Part of AHN and Highmark's $1 billion capital plan
July 18, 2018
Allegheny Health Network has opened a new outpatient center in the Waterworks Mall, a 13,400-square foot multispecialty facility that will offer convenient primary and pediatric care, specialty care, and state-of-the-art diagnostic and laboratory services to those living in the Aspinwall, Fox Chapel and O’Hara township areas. The center, which will employ about 35 people, offers OB/GYN care, orthopedic care, cardiology care, and soon will offer no-appointment express care services.
Construction spend: $8 million
June 18, 2018
AHN has identified Brentwood Borough as a planned location for one of the four neighborhood hospitals it will build across western Pennsylvania over the next two years. In addition to Brentwood, AHN also plans to build similar hospitals in Harmar, McCandless and Hempfield township, Westmoreland County. AHN’s unique hospital model is being developed through a joint venture with Texas-based Emerus, the nation’s leading operator of neighborhood hospitals. The Brentwood hospital should be open by 2019.
Construction spend: $31 million
May 30, 2018
AHN has broken ground on a state-of-the-art cancer center in Center Township, Beaver County. Located near the Beaver Valley Mall, the planned AHN Cancer Institute - Beaver facility is part of a previously-announced $225 million investment by Highmark Health and AHN. The two-story, 34,000-square-foot Beaver County facility will provide an array of clinical and support services, including state-of-the-art radiation oncology capabilities, medical oncology and infusion therapy, nutritional counseling, social services and access to clinical trials. It is expected to open in mid-2019 and will employ approximately 40 health care professionals.
Spend: $20 million
April 23, 2018
After six months of renovations, AHN Cancer Institute – Somerset has reopened with cutting-edge radiation oncology technology that will allow Somerset-area residents to access big-city cancer care in a close-to-home setting. The center is Somerset County’s only full-service cancer treatment facility, offering medical oncology as well as radiation treatments. Among the new technologies now available in the Somerset location are Versa HD, an all-in-one radiotherapy treatment system, and SIEMENS SOMATOM Confidence, a CT scanner that lets doctors view body tissues in 20 layers of vivid detail.
Spend: $3 million
April 12, 2018
Westfield Memorial Hospital in New York, an affiliate of Saint Vincent Hospital and part of Allegheny Health Network, has opened its expanded and redesigned emergency department, reducing wait times and providing more efficient and effective care to the patients of western New York. The new ED includes an expanded waiting room, a new ambulance vestibule, four new treatment rooms, a new trauma room, and new nursing stations.
Construction spend: $1.3 million
April 4, 2018
As part of its commitment to providing world-class cancer care in more convenient settings, AHN broke ground on a comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer center in Butler County in early April. Located in Pullman Center Business Park, the 34,000-square-foot, two-story facility will provide an array of clinical and support services, including state-of-the-art radiation oncology capabilities, medical oncology, and infusion therapy. The planned AHN Cancer Institute – Butler is expected to open in early 2019, and will employ about 20 health care professionals.
Part of previously announced $225 million investment in cancer care
March 12, 2018
In March, Jefferson Hospital broke ground on a $21 million ED expansion and renovation project. The project will be completed in phases and will include a complete renovation of the existing emergency department and a significant expansion of the facility, increasing its number of treatment and observation beds from 37 to 49. Jefferson is home to one of the busiest emergency departments in southwestern Pennsylvania and sees more than 50,000 patients a year.
Construction spend: $21 million
March 9, 2018
Officials from Allegheny Health Network and Saint Vincent Hospital have broken ground on the AHN Health + Wellness Pavilion East Side, a 30,000-square-foot outpatient center that will offer access to primary care, cardiology care, orthopaedics, dermatology, podiatry, urgent care, rehabilitation, laboratory services and advanced diagnostic and imaging services. The Health + Wellness Pavilion East Side will be AHN’s fifth such facility, and the second in Erie County. It will complement the AHN Health + Wellness Pavilion West Side, which opened in spring 2016.
$115 million capital plan
March 7, 2018
Expected to open in late 2019, the new 90,000-square-foot Academic Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital will provide patients with access to leading-edge cancer therapies. It will also serve as the nucleus for cancer research, clinical trials and medical education carried out at Allegheny Health Network’s Cancer Institute, and in partnership with the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine Kimmel Cancer Center. Click here to view the video that was shared at the ground-breaking event.
Construction spend: $80 million
March 1, 2018
In December 2019, Saint Vincent Hospital and AHN plan to open a new, free-standing Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute location that will transform oncology care and improve access to leading-edge treatments and technologies for the entire Erie region. Saint Vincent and AHN Cancer Institute officials revealed the design of the 36,474-square-foot building – which will stand just across the street from the hospital – at a March 1 press conference. Construction on the state-of-the-art center begins immediately, and is one of a series of investments AHN and Highmark Health are making in Erie over the next two years.
Construction spend: $26 million
February 21, 2018
AHN announced in February that the first of the network’s several new cancer treatment centers will be built on the Forbes Hospital campus in Monroeville. The 63,000-square-foot AHN Cancer Institute-Forbes & Imaging Center, as well as other planned community cancer centers, are part of a larger, $225 million investment in cancer care that will further enhance access to leading-edge oncology services in the western Pennsylvania region. Construction of a new academic cancer institute on the Allegheny General Hospital campus will also begin in 2018.
Construction spend: $35 million
December 11, 2017
AHN is partnering with Emerus, the national leader in the development of small-scale hospitals, to build a new neighborhood hospital in Hempfield township, near Greensburg. It’s one of the new neighborhood hospitals that AHN and Emerus will be building across western Pennsylvania over the next two years in order to give patients convenient, close-to-home access to primary care, specialty care and emergency services.
Part of AHN and Highmark's $1 billion capital plan
October 23, 2017
AHN has broken ground on a new, state-of-the art perioperative center at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, a 50,000-square-foot facility that will expand the hospital’s surgical space and provide patients with more efficient, sophisticated care. Forbes received state grant funding of $1.4 million to help finance the multi-phased construction project.
Construction spend: $16 million
October 18, 2017
At the center of AHN’s ambitious multi-year investment is a full-service, 160-bed hospital in Wexford, which will break ground the middle of 2018 and be open in 2021. The hospital will provide convenient emergency, specialty, and primary care access to the many AHN patients and Highmark customers living in Pittsburgh’s North Hills. Other planned investments include four new neighborhood hospitals and expansions and renovations to existing AHN facilities.
Construction spend: $1 billion
September 20, 2017
AHN and Highmark Health are investing $9.5 million to establish a new Women and Infants Center at Saint Vincent Hospital, which will provide Erie women and families with expert care in a beautiful setting. Located on the hospital’s fifth floor, the facility will house labor and delivery, postpartum, gynecologic, breast, infant and neonatal intensive care services. The women’s center is part of a larger, $115 million investment in the Erie region announced earlier in 2017.
Construction spend: $9.5 million
August 1, 2017
Allegheny Valley Hospital unveiled its new orthopedic, neurosurgical, medical-surgical and inpatient units as part of a redesign focused on meeting community needs and bringing high-utilization hospital services closer to where patients live.
Construction spend: $6.5 million
May 19, 2017
The groundbreaking for Saint Vincent Hospital’s state-of-the-art Emergency Department and brand new operating room suite marked the official launch of a $115 million capital investment plan for the hospital, announced in February. The 104,000-square-foot expansion is slated for completion in 2019.
Construction spend: $115 million