Arriving at West Penn Hospital

A woman with a bag over her shoulder is in West Penn Hospital and outside the Women & Infants Center.
When the big day comes, where you should enter the hospital and where to park depends on whether you’re in labor or having a scheduled delivery (C-section or induced labor).

If you are in labor

If you’re in labor or your doctor tells you to come to the hospital for care (and you’re NOT coming for a scheduled C-section or induced labor):

  • Enter at the Emergency Department entrance on South Millvale Avenue. 
  • Your partner or driver can drive up to the Emergency Department entrance and help you into the building.
  • One of our nurses will meet you in the Emergency Department and take you to the Labor and Delivery unit.
  • Your  partner or driver will need to move the vehicle to the parking garage on South Millvale Avenue while you are being admitted.
Two AHN West Penn Hospital nurses wearing masks while sitting at a nurse's station. A nurse holding a newborn onesie with the print saying, "special delivery AHN".

If you are scheduled for a C-section or induced labor:

Enter the Labor and Delivery unit through the main hospital:

  • Park your car in the parking garage on South Millvale Avenue.
  • Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and walk across the skywalk to the information desk
  • Proceed down the hallway toward the hospital, following the letter “E” on the walls.
  • Take the “E” elevators to the 5th floor – Labor and Delivery unit. Use the intercom on the wall for access to the unit.

Contact us

Let us know If you have questions:

Kristen Brenneman, MSN, RNC-NIC
Manager, Labor and Delivery

(412) 578-5357

Jennifer Marafka, MSN, CBC, RN
Manager, Post-Partum

(412) 578-5783

Shelley Gibson, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CBE
Manager, Maternal Child Support Services

(412) 578-7030