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West Penn’s Top Hospital Recognitions

West Penn Hospital, part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), is located in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. We’re consistently recognized for our commitment to high-quality care, patient safety, and patient support.

Some of our recent achievements include:

High-quality medical care

  • Three-Time Magnet® Recognition
    The Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizes health care organizations that provide nursing excellence.
  • Six-Time IBM Watson Health™ Top 100® Hospital Recognition
    Compared to similar hospitals, Top 100 Hospitals have better survival rates, fewer patient complications, and higher ratings from patients.
  • 2021 CareChex® Awards
    • West Penn Hospital is rated the #1 hospital in Southwestern PA for Medical Excellence in Cancer Care.*
    • West Penn Hospital is rated among the Top 10% of hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence in Heart Attack Treatment.*
    • West Penn Hospital is rated among the Top 100 hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence in Women’s Health *
  • American Heart Association® Gold Plus
    This designation is for hospitals that deliver the highest quality of heart failure treatment.
  • International Board of Lactation Consultants Care Award
    This award is reserved for hospitals and community-based facilities that promote, protect, and support breastfeeding

Top marks in patient safety

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A in Spring 2020**
    This score is based on 28 points of patient safety.
  • 2021 CareChex® Awards
    • West Penn Hospital is rated the #1 hospital in Southwestern PA for Medical Excellence in Cancer Care.*
    • West Penn Hospital is rated among the Top 10% of hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence in Heart Attack Treatment.*
    • West Penn Hospital is rated among the Top 10% of hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence in Heart Attack Treatment.*
  • 2021 CareChex Award
    West Penn Hospital is rated among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for Patient Safety in Overall Hospital Care.*

Certified specialty care

  • American Heart Association® Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center
    Certified hospitals must perform extensive exams, treatments, diagnostic evaluations, and interventions for complex or resistant-to-treatment hypertension.
  • West Penn Burn Center
    For more than 20 years, the West Penn Burn Center has been the only pediatric and adult burn center in western Pennsylvania to be verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons.
  • Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
    A recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield for health care facilities and providers with expertise and efficiency in delivering this specialty care.
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Accreditation
    This accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) is reserved for bariatric surgical centers that undergo a vigorous review process. 

Affordable health care

  • Blue Distinction Center+
    A recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield for hospitals that demonstrate more affordable care in addition to quality care, treatment expertise, and better overall patient results.

Get Fast Facts about West Penn services and achievements.

Contact us

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment with a specialist at West Penn Hospital.

Find us

West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Source: 2021 CareChex® ‐‐ an information service of Quantros, Inc.

The Northeast region includes Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine Southwestern PA region is the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV CSA (Combined Statistical Area)

Erie region is for Erie-Meadville CSA and contains hospitals from Erie, Meadville, Titusville and Corry.



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Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.