About West Penn Hospital

West Penn Hospital has a long history of serving the healthcare needs of the people of western Pennsylvania and educating professionals to care for those in communities near and far.

Annually, the Obstetrics Department delivers about 4,000 babies, the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admits about 900 critically ill newborns, and the Inpatient Rehabilitation units help hundreds of patients achieve optimal levels of function after strokes, burns, neurological or orthopedic injuries, multiple trauma or left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.

West Penn Hospital’s School of Nursing, established in 1892, is one of the first accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Council. The School offers a 22-month RN Diploma program with optional continuation for the bachelor of science in nursing degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

In 1972, West Penn Hospital combined resources with Indiana University of Pennsylvania to offer the state’s first and the nation’s fifth cooperative bachelor of science degree program in respiratory care.

The West Penn Cancer Institute provides the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services for all types of cancer, including lung, esophageal, breast, gynecologic, prostate, colorectal and blood-borne cancers. The Cancer Institute has earned national recognition for its bone marrow transplant program, one of the largest in Pennsylvania. The Institute also boasts leading-edge radiation oncology services and the latest treatment protocols through national research groups, such as the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

West Penn Hospital is the first hospital in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania to achieve Magnet™ recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a worldwide recognition for excellence in nursing that has been earned by only about 6% of US healthcare facilities. To learn more...