Allegheny Health Network to Open New McCandless Neighborhood Hospital
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
McCANDLESS, Pa. – Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that AHN McCandless Neighborhood Hospital will officially open to patients this Thursday, March 19 at 9 AM.
Situated at the crossroads of McKnight Road and Duncan Avenue, AHN McCandless Neighborhood Hospital will provide 24/7 access to high-quality health care services. Staffed by board-certified physicians, nurses and other experienced health care professionals, the facility includes an emergency department and an 11-bed inpatient unit for observation and short-stay use.
Among numerous patient-friendly design elements in the new hospital, the four-story, nearly 50,000 square-foot facility features nursing stations uniquely configured to maximize sightlines and accessibility, allowing staff to easily monitor exam rooms and minimize response times. Advanced CT and X-ray procedure rooms will accommodate patients of any age, with adjacent observation rooms that keep families together during procedures. An onsite lab will expedite testing results for patients.
Later this year, a range of services will become available at the facility’s Outpatient Center located on the third and fourth floors of the building, including primary care, dermatology, pulmonology, chronic disease management, as well as laboratory services.
AHN McCandless will be closely integrated with the network’s other key facilities in the North Hills, including the Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, Pediatric Orthopaedic Institute, Sports Performance at Wexford Plaza, and a number of physician offices. When more comprehensive care is needed, AHN McCandless will provide a smooth transition to nearby full-service hospitals, including the future AHN Wexford Hospital which is expected to open in 2021.
Following the opening of AHN Hempfield last month, AHN McCandless will be the second of four neighborhood hospitals to open across the region. Other locations include Brentwood and Harmar. The Network’s neighborhood hospitals are part of a joint venture partnership between AHN and Emerus – the nation’s leading developer and operator of neighborhood hospitals.
Emerus is the nation’s first and largest operator of neighborhood hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based neighborhood hospitals and acute care facilities. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Emerus’ distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. More information is available at www.emerus.com (http://www.emerus.com).