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2014-07-07 08:28:16

PITTSBURGH, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today the public launch of its new website. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140703/124476 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140703/124488 Allegheny Health Network is comprised of eight hospitals, including Jefferson Hospital (formerly Jefferson Regional Medical Center) and Saint Vincent Hospital (formerly Saint Vincent Health System), which join Allegheny General Hospital,...

2014-06-26 23:00:23

Awardees recognized at the Allegheny County EMS Council’s Annual Meeting at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. Pittsburgh, PA. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Four Allegheny Health Network employees are among the 2014 EMS Champions recognized by the Allegheny County EMS Council. They are Lori Davis, EMS Dispatcher at Jefferson Hospital; Dan Schwartz, MD, EMS Medical Director at Forbes Hospital; Lori Shotts, RN, High Risk Care Team at Allegheny Valley Hospital, and Bob Twaddle, Manager,...

2014-06-06 23:00:22

June 7-11 "Pirate Palooza" Event Helps Children With Burn Injuries Heal and Build Confidence Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 Burn injuries often take a devastating physical and emotional toll. For 28 years, West Penn Burn Center has hosted a summer camp program for children who’ve suffered burn injuries, offering an environment of peer support that fosters emotional healing through camaraderie and fun. This year’s camp happens June 7-11 in Pittsburgh and Camp...

2014-06-02 08:31:54

PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Health today announced a strong financial foundation and sound operational and financial performance for 2013, citing more than $7 billion in cash and investments and a surplus of nearly $6 billion as of December 31, 2013. Today's news is the first financial report for the diversified health and wellness enterprise, which launched a year ago and now ranks as the nation's third-largest integrated health care delivery and financing...

2014-05-30 23:00:30

Allegheny General Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is the first hospital in western Pennsylvania to implant a miniature cardiac monitor that is significantly smaller than similar devices and uses GPS technology to help physicians collect data through continuous, wireless monitoring of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital(AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, is the first hospital in western Pennsylvania to...

2014-05-19 23:04:28

Allegheny Health Network today announced a partnership with DermatologistOnCall®, an online dermatology telemedicine service that provides patients with timely diagnosis and treatment prescriptions for more than 3,000 diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Allegheny Health Network today announced a partnership with DermatologistOnCall®, an online dermatology telemedicine service that provides patients with quick and convenient access to...

2014-05-16 23:07:06

Impact of Pittsburgh's air quality examined at "The Air We Breathe," presented by Allegheny General Hospital and The Breathe Project. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Local and national asthma experts convene today in Pittsburgh for a third regional summit on air quality and the role it plays in the high prevalence of asthma in western Pennsylvania communities.     The Pittsburgh region remains challenged by some of the nation’s highest registered...

2014-05-08 23:00:18

Allegheny General Hospital has become the first hospital in Pittsburgh to use a new cardiac imaging technology that provides sharper images of the heart in shorter time with less radiation exposure. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, has become the first hospital in the Pittsburgh area to offer patients access to a revolutionary nuclear cardiac imaging technology that greatly improves and expedites the diagnosis of...

2014-04-29 23:00:35

Allegheny Health Network and the Breathe Project will convene local and national asthma experts in Pittsburgh on May 15 and 16 for a third regional summit on air quality and the role it plays in the high prevalence of asthma in western Pennsylvania communities. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Local and national asthma experts will convene in Pittsburgh on May 15 and 16 for a third regional summit on air quality and the role it plays in the high prevalence of asthma in western...

2014-04-21 23:03:44

A team of Allegheny Health Network physicians has presented the first evidence supporting an objective method of concussion assessment. Reporting at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, specialists from the orthopaedics, neurology, and sports medicine programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) determined that a clinical diagnosis of concussion was highly correlated with results from oculomotor and vestibular reflex testing. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB)...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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