Opening its doors in 1885 with modest facilities and medical resources, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh has evolved from 50 beds inside of two adjoining brick homes into one of the country’s premier health-care institutions. Through the decades, our talented and expert physicians and health-care professionals have always dedicated themselves to providing patients with innovative treatments, pioneering research discoveries, and exceptional medical care that is both personalized and compassionate.
Leader in expert medical care
Our doctors are world-renowned in their fields and lead exceptional teams of nurses, technicians, clinicians and support staff who deliver advanced care in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. Allegheny General is a national leader in cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience and orthopaedic and rehabilitation care.
We have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the country’s best hospitals. Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters Healthcare business, identified AGH as one of the country’s “100 Top Hospitals” and recently named our network of hospitals one of the best health-care systems in the nation.
Allegheny General surgeons designed the first suture-less heart valve, an innovation that doubled the patient survival rate in the United States. AGH was also the first hospital in the region to receive designation as a Level I Shock Trauma Center, which is the highest designation available, and our LifeFlight aeromedical service was the first to fly in the northeastern United States. We are home to the largest American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)/American College of Radiology (ACR)-accredited program in the country and the first and only one in Pittsburgh. Our adult transplant program is recognized among the top 25 in the United States, and we serve as the primary medical provider for orthopaedic and rehabilitation care for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Serving our communities
Allegheny General Hospital has 576 licensed beds and approximately 800 physicians and 5,000 staff members. We are committed to improving and maintaining the good health of people in our communities and utilizing every possible technology, resource and talent to make that happen. Each year, Allegheny General Hospital:
- Admits approximately 24,000 inpatients
- Records nearly 300,000 outpatient visits
- Handles more than 55,000 emergency department registrations
- Performs more than 23,000 surgical procedures
We have a robust history of conducting basic, clinical and translational research that has significantly contributed to finding more effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Our patients have a direct gateway to some of the most cutting-edge treatments and therapies as we continually acquire new medical knowledge and translate our findings to help save lives and improve outcomes.
Lifelong learning and teaching
Allegheny General Hospital continues its enduring commitment to academic medicine, including graduate and undergraduate medical education and health sciences education. Our nationally recognized faculty and high-quality clinical programs afford medical students unparalleled opportunities to build a solid foundation for their professional careers.
These physicians of the future are taught at AGH, which serves as the clinical campus for third- and fourth-year students of the Temple University School of Medicine. We are also a clinical affiliate hospital of Drexel University College of Medicine and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.