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Jefferson Hospital Celebrates Community with Annual Light-Up Night Festivities

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. – Jefferson Hospital’s annual Light-Up Night event does not just mark the start of the holiday season on the hospital’s campus; it also celebrates the strong bonds the hospital, a part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), has with the South Hills, lower Mon Valley, and surrounding communities it has served for more than four decades. This year’s festivities, on Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m., will include the public’s first look at Jefferson’s new Community Pride Hallway.

“For 41 years, Jefferson Hospital has been providing excellent health care, close to home, for the people who live in this area,” said Louise Urban, President and CEO, Jefferson Hospital. “This Community Pride Hallway celebrates the longstanding connections we have with the schools and school districts in the townships, boroughs, municipalities, and cities that make up the Jefferson Hospital service area. We started the Light-Up Night tradition six years ago as a way to welcome the community into our hospital and express our appreciation for their support. The Community Pride Hallway will reflect that gratitude year round.”

The hallway between the hospital’s main lobby and the internal entrance to the adjoining Medical Office Building – the busiest corridor in the facility – will feature a colorful display of matted and framed sports jerseys, prominently hanging on the walls for visitors to view. The following school districts and schools have provided jerseys: Baldwin Whitehall, Belle Vernon, Bethel Park, Brentwood Borough, Charleroi, Clairton City, Duquesne City, Elizabeth Forward, McKeesport, Monessen, Ringgold, Serra Catholic, South Allegheny, Steel Valley, Upper St. Clair, West Jefferson Hills, and West Mifflin.

Community is certainly the theme of Light-Up Night as Jefferson Hospital welcomes the return of its popular Community Christmas Tree, decorated and adorned with ornaments donated by organizations that represent their communities. 

Light-Up Night also will feature holiday music from the Thomas Jefferson High School Brass Ensemble, caroling, refreshments, and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself. The traditional “flipping of the switch” to illuminate the hospital campus is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

“Thanks to their ongoing support and trust, it is the people from these communities who each and every day enable Jefferson Hospital to fulfill our mission of constantly striving to improve the health of the region,” said Urban. “We take great pride in being there for all of the communities in our area.”

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About Jefferson Hospital
Jefferson Hospital, a part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), is a full-service inpatient facility located in Jefferson Hills that serves the South Hills of Pittsburgh, the lower Mon Valley, and surrounding communities. Featuring a medical staff of nearly 400 physicians covering more than 40 health care specialties, the hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and emergency care. It features a Cardiovascular Institute, Cancer Institute, Orthopaedic Institute, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Women and Infants Center, Women’s Diagnostic Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and Wound Care Center among other services. Jefferson Hospital also includes the Bethel Park Health + Wellness Pavilion as well as several outpatient, primary care, and therapy sites across the South Hills and neighboring areas.