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Final Steel Beam Set at AHN Harmar Neighborhood Hospital

Monday, December 9, 2019

HARMAR, Pa. – Marking a key milestone in the development of AHN Harmar Neighborhood Hospital, construction crews have placed the final steel beam in the architecture of the hospital, which is expected to open next fall.

Located at 2501 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, AHN Harmar is one of four neighborhood hospitals that Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is opening across western Pennsylvania. Other locations include Hempfield Township, McCandless and Brentwood.  

“Our AHN Harmar Neighborhood Hospital will provide more convenient access to high-quality emergency care and other important health services for people living in the Allegheny Valley region,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN President and CEO. “We are excited about the great progress we are making to bring this beautiful facility to life and look forward to opening its doors to patients next fall.” 

Unlike standalone emergency departments or urgent care centers, AHN Harmar will be a fully licensed small-format hospital that is open 24/7. In addition to an emergency department and 10-bed inpatient unit, the hospital will provide diagnostic imaging, 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.

AHN’s neighborhood hospitals are part of a joint venture partnership between AHN and Emerus – the nation’s leading developer and operator of neighborhood hospitals. Pittsburgh-based Rycon Construction is leading the construction of the hospitals. 

AHN’s Outpatient Center in the Waterworks Mall on Freeport Road is located a few miles south of the AHN Harmar Neighborhood Hospital location and AHN’s Allegheny Valley Hospital is located off of Freeport Road north of Harmar in Natrona Heights. Together, the three facilities will offer patients who live in the area a broad scope of closely integrated, close-to-home emergency, inpatient and outpatient services.


About Emerus

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 (