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West Penn Hospital

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West Penn Hospital is a 361 private bed academic medical center that provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with inpatient and outpatient care for the full range of medical and surgical conditions.

Inpatient Services

West Penn Hospital offers the following completely renovated/refurbished patient care units:

  • Emergency Medicine services, including a newly renovated and technologically advanced Emergency Department with 23 private patient treatment rooms (5 in a separate 'rapid-treat' area) and dedicated state-of-the-art  X-ray room, computed tomography (CT) room and ultrasound equipment
  • Medical Patient Care Unit with 34 private patient rooms
  • Surgical Patient Care Unit with 38 newly renovated private patient rooms
  • Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • E7 Progressive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Institute, featuring completely renovated and equipped Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Electrophysiology Laboratory and patient rooms

West Penn Hospital also houses Forbes Hospice.

Outpatient Services

West Penn Hospital has numerous specialized outpatient centers and services, including the following:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center to care for those undergoing outpatient surgery for gynecology; gynecologic oncology; burn; breast; general; urologic; orthopaedic; ophthalmology; vascular; ear, nose and throat; plastic, podiatric; or colorectal conditions
  • Anticoagulation Management Center
  • Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center
  • Burn Outpatient Clinic
  • Cancer Services
  • Cardiac Diagnostics, such as echocardiology ('echo') and electrocardiology (EKG)
  • Clinical Laboratory Services, including blood tests
  • Diabetes Center
  • Digestive Diagnostic and Treatment Center (GI Lab)
  • Emergency Department (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including 128-slice computed tomography (CT)
  • Esophageal and Lung Institute
  • Foot and Ankle Institute
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program
  • Institute for Pain Medicine
  • Lupus Center of Excellence
  • Medical Short Stay Center
  • Neurodiagnostic Services, including electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG)
  • Pediatric Outpatient Services, including blood tests
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pulmonary/Respiratory Care Services, including Pulmonary Function Lab and Pulmonary Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
  • Radiation Oncology/ Radiation Therapy (cancer treatment)
  • Radiology diagnostic imaging, including computed tomography (CT), DEXA bone density testing, fluoroscopy, general x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine imaging, nuclear cardiology testing, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound
  • Radiology imaging for procedures performed by inserting a catheter into a blood vessel
  • Sleep Disorder Center
  • Women's and Infants' Services, including:
    • Childbirth Education
    • Infant Apnea Center
    • Lactation Services
    • Maternal Child Outreach Coordinator
    • Neonatal ICU Transport Team
    • Neonatal ICU Developmental Follow-up Program
    • Pediatric View (Cortical Visual Impairment) Program
    • Reproductive Genetics/ Genetic Counseling
    • Urinary Incontinence Program
  • Full Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) Services, including the following:
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 
  • Institute for Pain Medicine
  • Outpatient Infusion Center
  • Breast Care Center
  • Laboratory Services
  • Physicians' Offices

Outpatient Surgery

Outpatient surgeries performed in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at West Penn Hospital include the following:

  • Bariatric Surgery Center
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Ophthalmologic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngologic (Ear, Nose, Throat) Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Healthcare Education

West Penn Hospital is home to the following educational programs: