Chief Nurse

Chief Nurse Executive Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome and thank you for stopping by the Nursing Institute page at Allegheny Health Network!

As part of the integrated delivery network that is AHN, the nursing team embodies the mission of delivering high quality, accessible care resulting in excellent outcomes. To achieve this goal, we empower our nurses to practice at their highest level in all settings, and in all nursing disciplines. At AHN, we promote a unified, inclusive community of nursing.       

In their practice, AHN nurses embrace core behaviors, which are critical to the strategies that support the organization and nursing. The core behaviors embodied by all AHN nurses start with putting the patient at the center of everything we do.

We engage in transformational leadership as we drive to create the future of health care and we trust working together as we collaborate to achieve shared success. This is all accomplished through purposeful execution, as we value not just activity, but outcomes.

Nurses at AHN provide care that saves lives, restores health, and prevents illness. Demonstrated in the Care Delivery and Professional Practice Models, nurses at AHN embrace evidenced-based practice, collaboration across disciplines, and autonomy of practice. There is no better environment to practice nursing in Western Pennsylvania, Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York than at AHN.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about nursing at Allegheny Health Network. If you are a nurse who practices at AHN, you will be moved by what YOUR organization has accomplished. If you practice elsewhere, I’m confident you will be inspired to seek out opportunities to join us.

After all, at Allegheny Health Network, nurses are the greatest where they make the greatest difference.

Claire M. Zangerle, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN
Chief Nurse Executive
Allegheny Health Network