BRENTWOOD, Pa. – Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Highmark Health officials today joined local community leaders and EMS crews to celebrate a milestone in the construction of a new neighborhood hospital being built in Brentwood – the raising of the structure’s final steel beam. Located at the corner of Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) and Greenlee Road, AHN Brentwood—Neighborhood Hospital is on track to start seeing patients later this year.
The nearly 36,000-square-foot facility is one of four neighborhood hospitals AHN is building across western Pennsylvania as part of its $1 billion investment to expand access to convenient, close-to-home health care services. Other locations for the small-format hospitals include Harmar, Hempfield, and McCandless.
AHN is partnering with Texas-based Emerus, the nation’s leading developer and operator of neighborhood hospitals, to build and manage the new facilities. Pittsburgh-based Rycon Construction is leading the construction of the hospitals.
Unlike standalone emergency departments or urgent care centers, AHN Brentwood will be a fully licensed hospital that is open 24/7. In addition to an emergency department and a 10-bed inpatient unit, AHN Brentwood will provide diagnostic imaging, including CT and X-ray, as well as laboratory and other complementary medical services. It will be staffed by board-certified physicians, nurses, and other experienced health care professionals, all of whom are aligned around a high-quality care model.
Among numerous patient-friendly design elements, AHN Brentwood will feature nursing stations uniquely configured to maximize sightlines and accessibility, allowing staff to easily monitor exam rooms and minimize response times. 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 processes so patients don’t have to wait long for results.
AHN Brentwood will be closely aligned with the network’s Jefferson Hospital, in nearby Jefferson Hills, and AHN’s hospitals in the City of Pittsburgh for patients who require a more acute level of care or follow-up appointments with specialists. It also will complement Jefferson’s existing outpatient and primary care services in the Brentwood community. When more comprehensive care is needed, the neighborhood hospital will provide a smooth transition to AHN facilities and other providers.
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, patent-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, and 2017. More information is available at www.emerus.com.