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Latest West Penn Allegheny Health System Stories

2014-04-04 23:32:52

Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians announced today the formation of a joint venture to manage the emergency departments at eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania, including six of the Network's seven hospitals. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP) announced today the formation of a joint venture to manage the emergency departments at eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania. The joint venture,...

2014-03-03 23:22:56

Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute has earned QOPI® (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) Certification for its commitment to achieving excellence and ongoing quality improvement in its medical oncology, hematology and cell transplant programs. Allegheny is one of just nine cancer centers in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute has earned QOPI® (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative)...

2014-02-05 16:26:15

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allegheny Health Network has been designated an Official U.S. Olympic Regional Medical Center, joining a national network of six leading medical providers selected by the United States Olympic Committee to provide comprehensive medical services to elite Team USA athletes, including orthopedics and sports medicine, primary care, cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, physical therapy, and more. The USOC launched the National Medical...

2014-01-23 23:02:26

Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, will celebrate its 500th Deep Brain Stimulation procedure on Monday, January 27, 2014 with live coverage of the case on Twitter. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General...

2014-01-22 23:04:38

Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to seek to establish a formal affiliation between Allegheny and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, for clinical collaborations, medical education, and a broad range of cancer research initiatives. Pittsburgh, PA/Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins...

2013-11-07 23:29:08

“First Contact-to-Balloon” Initiative Accelerates Patient Diagnosis, Empowers EMS to Activate Hospital Cardiac Teams Pittsburgh PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 When a heart attack strikes, time is never on the victim’s side. Without swift treatment to restore blood flow to the heart, a patient’s chances of survival or escaping serious cardiovascular injury diminish by the minute. That’s particularly true for a dangerous type of heart attack called ST-elevation myocardial...

2013-10-30 23:03:58

Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital is one of a few national centers using SBRT as a "bridge" to liver transplant for liver cancer patients, and a recent study shows it is effective. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Liver transplantation is one of the few treatment options available that can potentially save the lives of people with liver cancer, but unfortunately many patients are not eligible for transplantation due to the invasiveness of their disease. A...

2013-10-22 23:25:36

Allegheny General Hospital is enrolling patients in a landmark clinical trial to explore the use of a promising investigational technology designed to treat congestive heart failure. The Barostim HOPE4HF clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Barostim neo, a second generation implantable device that electrically activates the baroreceptors, the body’s natural blood pressure sensors that regulate heart function. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Allegheny...

2013-10-21 23:03:06

LifeFlight, the first air medical transport program of its kind in the northeastern United States, has completed more than 70,000 missions in a four-state area: western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and western Maryland. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight air medical transport program, the first service of its kind in the northeastern United States, is marking 35 years of helping critically injured people get...

2013-10-11 23:19:21

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive breast cancer that some doctors are now arguing is over-treated, needs to be evaluated according to each woman’s risk, and more research is needed to better evaluate that risk, two Allegheny Health Network oncologists write in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. DCIS represents up to 25% of new breast cancer diagnosis. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive breast cancer that some...