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Allegheny Valley Hospital Fast Facts

Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH) has been serving the residents of the Allegheny and Kiski Valleys for more than 100 years. We strive to meet the needs of the more than 170,000 people in our service area who depend on us as their community hospital by offering comprehensive, capable care close to home. As part of the Allegheny Health Network, we provide on-site access to specialists from Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital, reducing the need for patients and families to travel into the city for care.

Key Clinical Areas


Through the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, AVH brings together leaders in surgical, medical, hematological and radiation oncology, as well as clinical cancer researchers with expertise in a wide range of disciplines – to dramatically increase our patients’ odds in the fight against cancer.

Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic

AVH offers a comprehensive approach to heart care, monitoring, and treating the full range of cardiovascular diseases and conditions. Services offered include cardiology and cardiac imaging. We also offer an anticoagulation clinic, which specializes in caring for patients taking blood thinners.


AVH’s sophisticated diagnostic imaging technology includes CT, diagnostic X-ray, digital mammography, MRI, nuclear medicine imaging, PET/CT and ultrasound.

Emergency Medicine

AVH’s emergency medicine team stands ready to respond, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in our state-of-the-art Emergency Department, offering specialized treatment areas for eye, ear, nose, and throat conditions; first- and second-degree burns, cardiac monitoring, orthopaedic procedures, acute care, and trauma. We offer pre-hospital transport with the Paramedic Unit for Life Support Emergency Response (A-K PULSER), a non-profit venture of AVH and 16 area ambulance services that provides community residents with quality pre-hospital care quickly and efficiently. Additionally, AVH offers an Urgent Care Center for the treatment of minor medical emergencies at its outpatient care center in New Kensington.

Mental Health

AVH offers comprehensive individualized care and professional treatment in our 22-bed inpatient, short-term mental health unit. We also offer an 18-bed mental health unit dedicated exclusively to seniors.

Neurology & Stroke

AVH uses EEG, EMG and ENG testing, as well as audiogram and evoked potentials, to quickly and accurately diagnose nervous system conditions and disorders. When patients present with stroke-related symptoms, our stroke telemedicine program provides round-the-clock access to the neurologists at Allegheny General Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

AVH offers comprehensive care for a variety of conditions. Programs include orthopaedic surgery, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, the Center for Joint Replacement Success, the Hand Center, vestibular and balance, lymphedema, and the Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic. In addition, AVH offers Joint Camp, an educational program for joint replacement patients that helps them prepare for surgery.


AVH offers surgical services including robotic surgical techniques for minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci robotic surgical system for a variety of disciplines, including general, laser, orthopaedic, cardio-thoracic, urological, uro-gynecological, gynecological, neurological, colorectal, breast, podiatry, ophthalmological, oral and maxillofacial, and plastic and reconstructive.

In 2015, AVH expanded its endoscopy program by offering a new minimally invasive Barrx endoscopic radiofrequency ablation outpatient procedure for patients suffering with Barrett's Esophagus.

The numbers

  • Hospital beds:
    • 228 bed community hospital
    • 24 bed Emergency Department (including 5 fast track rooms)
  • Employees: 893
  • Physicians: 313
  • Volunteers: 165

Allegheny Valley Hospital Trust

The Allegheny Valley Hospital Trust is a partner to Allegheny Health Network to raise, manage, and distribute funds that impact patient care, medical programs, research and education.

Inpatient services

  • 16-bed ICU/CCU/Step Down Unit
  • 24-bed PCU
  • 33-bed Clinical Decision Unit
  • 22-bed Adult Psychiatric Unit
  • 18-bed Geriatric Psychiatric Unit
  • 24-bed Orthopaedic/General Surgery Unit
  • 63-bed inpatient Oncology/Medical/Surgical Unit
  • 6 ORs, 1 procedure room and a cystoscopy suite
  • 4 Endoscopy/short-term procedure rooms
  • Night House Officer ensures round-the-clock physician coverage
  • Cardiovascular services including electrocardiograms, Holter monitors, cardiac stress testing, echocardiograms, and non-invasive vascular studies
  • 24/7 in-house Anesthesia coverage
  • 24/7 in-house Acute Care Surgery coverage
  • Radiation and Medical Oncology Services available on campus
  • Full-service Diagnostic Imaging Department

Outpatient care services

  • New Kensington Outpatient Center will offer laboratory services, imaging modalities, including general radiology, EKG, echocardiogram and ultrasound.
  • Additional outpatient care centers in Natrona Heights and Vandergrift offer an array of diagnostic services in convenient outpatient settings.
  • Off-site blood draw stations are located in Lower Burrell, Natrona Heights, and Saxonburg.

Recent accreditation and recognition

  • 2011- 2012 - U.S. News & World Report placed AVH as fifth in the region for overall quality care; noted excellence in Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Pulmonology and Urology
  • 2012 & 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission – Recognized for achievement in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care.
  • 2012 Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation
  • 2012 - Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award - American Heart Association
  • 2013 - Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award - American Heart Association
  • 2013 – Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • 2013 - Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award - American Heart Association
  • 2014 - Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement - American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation
  • 2014 - Most Improvement in Healthcare-Associated Infections by reducing Clostridium difficile - Quality Insights of Pennsylvania
  • 2014 - Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care – Platinum Award Winner - Eliminating Hospital-Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infections, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • Locally and nationally recognized for distinguished clinical excellence.