Our Trauma Hospitals

Allegheny Health Network has three hospitals that provide specialized services for patients who have suffered traumatic injuries.

Allegheny General Hospital level I trauma center

Established in 1979, Allegheny General Hospital was the first in Pennsylvania to open a trauma intensive care unit and first in the region to become accredited as a trauma center. We serve as a referral resource for communities throughout the tri-state area. Our trauma/acute care surgeons divide their time caring for trauma patients, critically ill or injured patients in the Shock Trauma ICU, and patients who need emergency general surgery (these patients may be presenting to the Emergency Department or they may have been transferred from community hospitals for a higher level of care).

The AGH Level I Trauma Center features:

  • 24-hour in-house coverage by trauma surgeons with prompt availability of orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric care and critical care
  • Leadership in trauma prevention and public education for surrounding communities
  • Continuing education for trauma team members
  • Comprehensive quality assessment program
  • Organized teaching and research efforts to help direct new innovations in trauma care
  • Program for substance abuse screening and patient intervention

In addition, we provide a variety of other services, such as:

  • Medical direction for 58 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) groups, including more than 450 Advanced Live Support pre-hospital providers
  • Ongoing significant outreach to EMS providers and community hospital emergency departments
  • Research activity and submissions for publication
  • Trauma Quality Improvement Program with a dedicated trauma performance improvement coordinator
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (with the first fellow in 2016)
    Massive transfusion protocol
  • Planned complete electronic medical record/radiology viewing system

Forbes Hospital level II trauma center

Forbes Hospital was accredited as a Level II Trauma Center in 2013, bringing trauma services to residents of Monroeville and the eastern suburbs. As part of its commitment to providing the highest level of trauma care for the region, Forbes Hospital will complete a new ICU in 2015.

West Penn Hospital burn center

The West Penn Hospital Burn Center treats more than 2,000 pediatric and adult patients each year from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. We deliver high-quality comprehensive care—on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis—using the newest and most advanced technologies in the field. The Burn Center features:

  • Fourteen private, temperature-controlled, ventilated rooms
  • Six specially equipped beds for the most critically injured
  • Advanced treatment rooms
  • Facilities to treat thermal, electrical or chemical injuries
  • Services for inhalation injuries
  • A children’s playroom within the Burn Center
  • Facilities for outpatient burn care
  • A large, comfortable family waiting room

Contact us

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN Trauma Hospitals.