Safety First. Always.

With heightened cleaning and distancing practices, we're taking extra care to make sure every patient is safe in every one of our facilities.

See for yourself how we're putting safety first. Always.

New challenges. Same dedication.

The Coronavirus pandemic caused a lot of us to feel nervous and vulnerable. At AHN, we're committed to heightened disinfecting and protection measures so you can know you're safe at our hospitals and offices.

"The hospital is probably the safest place to be due to all of the precautions taken to prevent the spread of the disease. There's better testing, better treatments, better capacity. So, we're ready to safely get back to normal types of care that we deliver."

    — Dr. Donald Whiting, Chief Medical Officer and Allegheny Clinic President

Don't put off the care you need.

With an emphasis on safety and disinfecting, we'll continue to provide the medical services our communities rely on us for. You can come to our facilities and get the care you need, knowing that we're taking every precaution to get you seen quickly and safely. Here are just a few of the updated practices we're using to ensure your safety when you get care from AHN.

Networkwide vaccinations

As a health network, AHN sees the undeniable value in the COVID-19 vaccine and strongly encourages all our employees to get it — barring a religious or medical exemption. This vaccine is our best form of protection and will help keep our staff and patients safe.


Expedited check-in

With quick and easy registration from your car once you arrive, there's less time in the waiting room. Plus, prescreening can be done in advance online or over the phone.

Designated COVID-19 areas

We continue to isolate COVID-19 patients from others, taking every precaution necessary to keep our hospitals safe.


Less crowded waiting rooms

By removing extra chairs and staggering appointment times, fewer patients arrive at once and everyone can be sure to stay six feet apart.

Visual distancing markers

We've put reminders up so you know where to wait or stand to make sure you're practicing proper social distancing with other patients.


Spaced appointment scheduling

By putting more time between appointments, there's time to deep-clean and air out exam rooms after each and every patient.

Around-the-clock disinfecting

We've ramped up the frequency of cleaning in all areas, especially in places where we treat patients. And we always use hospital-grade disinfecting supplies.


Protective gear for all staff

Everyone who works at the hospital is required to wear a face mask at all times — with additional protective gear worn in some cases. All patients and visitors must wear face masks, too. Make sure it covers your nose and mouth.

Plexiglass barriers

In reception areas and places where close contact still needs to happen, clear plexiglass partitions have been strategically placed for added protection.

We're here for your health

As Coronavirus concerns continue, we want you to feel comfortable keeping your appointments, visiting specialists, and coming to the hospital if you have an emergency. As always, early detection and treatment lets us provide you with the most effective care. Don't put off seeing us when you need us.

Safety first, every day. For you.

Even in the middle of the most challenging times, eight AHN hospitals have been recognized for keeping our facilities safe and clean for the people who rely on them. When it matters most, trust the hospitals that are recognized by Leapfrog for outstanding patient safety.* And always close by.

Allegheny Valley Hospital
Forbes Hospital
Grove City Medical Center
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
West Penn Hospital

Allegheny General Hospital
Canonsburg General Hospital
Saint Vincent Hospital

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Contact us

Pittsburgh: Call (412) DOCTORS 

Erie: Call (814) CONNECT  

Or request an appointment to learn more about care and safety at AHN.