Nursing at Allegheny General Hospital

About Allegheny General Hospital

AGH opened its doors on Pittsburgh’s North Side in 1885. Beginning the journey with 50 beds within two brick homes, it now is one of the country’s premiere health institutions with 594 licensed beds. 

Nurses committed to quality

At Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), our nurses are known for providing high-quality, compassionate care. Our nursing philosophy puts patients at the center of everything we do. We support patients and families during some of life’s most difficult challenges.

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Work in an enriching environment

At AGH, we welcome both new and experienced nurses who want to become a part of our team. You’ll be able to advance your professional knowledge while providing compassionate care. Our nurses enjoy an education-rich environment where you are able to learn new techniques while saving lives.

They also develop leadership skills through various unit-based and global lean teams and governance councils. They participate in decision making to help improve patient outcomes and experiences.

Our philosophy

Our nursing philosophy at AGH is one of patient-centered care, as we support patients and families during some of life’s most difficult challenges. The academic nature of our environment provides ample opportunity for nursing innovation and the acquisition of new knowledge. Nurses engage in decision making through the shared governance councils and numerous global lean teams designed to improve quality and patient experience, as well as unit-based teams.

At AGH we are home to both new and experienced nurses who want to practice compassionate and advanced nursing care

Allegheny General Hospital nursing structure

The Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute: This Institute features CV Surgery ICU, Cardiac ICU, cardiac surgery telemetry, an advanced heart failure unit, Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology Lab, and non-invasive cardiology service for patients in need of complex care including Mechanical Circulatory Support and cardiac transplantation.

Allegheny General Hospital also offers the following nursing units within these separate institutes:

The Joint and Spine Institute: nursing units for elective and traumatic orthopedic, joint and spine surgical patients

The Neurosciences Institute: Neuro ICU and Neurocranial unit serving complex brain surgery, neurointerventional and stroke patients

The Trauma Service: Trauma ICU and trauma / surgical unit for highly acute level 1 trauma patients

The General Surgical and Abdominal Transplant Service: surgical units for renal, liver and pancreas transplant patients as well as general surgical and urologic patients

The Medicine Institute: iMedical ICU, medical step down and medical telemetry units for patients with complex medical diagnoses requiring collaboration of multiple medicine subspecialties

The Perioperative Service: four surgical divisions; Orthopedics, General Surgery/ Trauma / Transplant, CVT and Neurosurgery as well as PACU, Ambulatory Care Center, Outpatient surgical center and GI lab

Emergency Services: emergency department and the observation unit for both complex patients who will be admitted and those who will have a short stay to determine their diagnosis