Why Choose Allegheny Health Network for Women’s Health Services
Here are three great reasons why more women throughout western Pennsylvania are choosing AHN for health care services:
- Access to leading women’s health specialists: You can feel confident about the care you receive at AHN. We’re western Pennsylvania’s highest-rated health system for medical excellence in women’s health care and #1 in Erie, according to the 2017 CareChex® quality rating system.^
- Convenient locations: Your time is valuable. With more than 50 hospital and care locations, we make it easy for you to get high-level individualized care right where you live and work.
- More treatment options: At AHN, you have access to the latest treatment options, including novel therapies only available in clinical trials. Our medical researchers are committed to discovering new ways to safeguard women’s health.
AHN Women’s Health Specialties
Regardless of your health care need or stage of life, AHN has a woman’s health care specialist with the expertise to help. Our women’s health specialties and subspecialties include:
Pregnancy and newborn services
AHN is the fastest-growing health system for labor and delivery in western Pennsylvania.* Families choose AHN for our personalized physician-patient relationships, one-on-one nursing care, family-centered birthing suites, and our ability to care for critically ill infants in our advanced level III and level II neonatal intensive care units (NICU).
Our gynecologists are well regarded for their innovative care of women’s pelvic health issues and their expertise in performing minimally invasive gynecological surgeries. We provide specialized services for women of all ages, from adolescence to post-menopause.
Our women’s care specialists focus on preventive medicine — including health screenings, immunizations, and annual check-ups — to help you enjoy a healthy, long life. With more than 50 women's health care and 120 primary care practice locations, you always have access to quality care close to where you live and work.
Women’s behavioral health
AHN has one of the few programs in the country offering an intensive outpatient program for new moms struggling with depression or anxiety, and keeping mother and baby together during treatment. We have deep expertise in treating all types of mood disorders in women.
Women’s Heart Center
The cardiologists at AHN recognize that women’s heart problems differ from men’s. We tailor treatments to your individual heart disease risks. In 2017, CareChex® rated AHN as the top health system in western Pennsylvania for medical excellence in cardiac care.^
AHN specialists lead one of the world’s largest programs focused on breast cancer clinical trials. Our cancer care team partners with you to find the best treatment to fight the specific type of breast cancer you have.
* Claim based on inpatient utilization data for the 29 counties in western Pennsylvania as reported by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for calendar years 2012-2015. Available at http://www.phc4.org/reports/utilization/inpatient/
Women's Health Stories
Keeping New Mothers Emotionally Healthy
Steven D'Achille knows that his wife would have loved to see their daughter Adriana at age 3. Sadly, Adriana is growing up without her mother, who was lost to postpartum depression, when Adriana was just a few weeks old.
Ringing The Bell Celebrates The Last Day of Cancer Care
When Nancy was able to ring the bell at Forbes Hospital after almost two years of radiation, chemo and surgical treatments, everyone cheered her on. An approach that puts patients first is living proof that compassion is essential to recovery.
For Breast Cancer Screenings, Get the Total Picture
AHN offers 3D digital tomosynthesis mammography so women like Monica can find out that breast cancer is not in their immediate future. This advanced screening technology helps radiologists detect breast cancer at its earliest, most curable stages.
Stage 3 lung cancer. It brought Ed's sweetheart, Mary, some bad days, but she and her husband fought through them for better ones. Health for Mary meant the Allegheny Health Network screening that found the tumor before any signs or symptoms.
Care and Kindness Helps NICU Babies Thrive
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) hospitals are ready to care for babies, whenever they decide to come into the world. At West Penn Hospital, twin sisters Kavya and Aanya were born three and a half months early, weighing less than 2 pounds each.
Helping Little Miracles Happen
After 10 years of trying to conceive a child, Meghan and John turned to AHN. The Jones Institute helped this couple gain something precious — a baby named Jack.
^ Market claims are based on CareChex® Composite Quality Scores™ and nationally balanced scorecard criteria for health systems serving the combined statistical area (CSA) of Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton. No. 1 in Market Claims are based on CareChex® 2017 Composite Quality Scores and Ratings™ for hospitals serving the combined statistical area (CSA) of Erie-Meadville. ~ Excludes Labor and Delivery. Source: Quantros Inc., 2017 CareChex® National Quality Rating Database: FFY 2013, 2014 and 2015