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February 2012

February 2012

West Penn Emergency Department Reopens

Highmark andWPAHS Officials Announce Return of Full-Service Hospital to Bloomfield Community

WPH ER OpeningOfficials from Highmark and West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) joined community leaders on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, to celebrate the restoration of emergency medical services at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Bloomfield. West Penn Hospital’s newly equipped and renovated Emergency Department reopened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and marked the hospital’s rebirth as a full-service healthcare provider.   More...

AVH Establishes Stroke Telemedicine Program

Allegheny Valley Hospital recently implemented a stroke telemedicine program that gives AVH patients access to the highly skilled stroke experts at Allegheny General Hospital without leaving AVH.  More...

Davinci Robotic SurgeryForbes Brings Robotic Surgery to Eastern Suburbs

Just two weeks after West Penn Allegheny Health System and Highmark announced plans to dramatically enhance Forbes Regional Hospital through a major investment in its facilities and programs, doctors at the hospital became the first in the eastern suburbs to offer patients access to state-of-the-art robotic minimally invasive surgery.  More...


WPAHS Nurse Navigators Lead the Way for Breast Cancer Patients

New Program Provides Women with Lifelong Guidance and Support through Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship

A breast cancer diagnosis brings with it fear and panic. Questions race through a woman’s mind: What will happen to me? What will my treatment be like? How will I manage?

It is at that moment when the new Nurse Navigator Program at West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) steps in. The nurse navigators provide women with compassionate guidance through their diagnosis, treatment and long-term care, serving as a lifelong, trusted ally for breast cancer patients and survivors.  More...

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