Picture this: you’re a patient in a state of the art hospital with controls right at your fingertips.
You can adjust the temperature and the lighting in your room. You have bedside access to your electronic health records and you can browse from the full room-service menu with physician-approved dining options just for you. When you want to reach your doctor, you send a text. And you use the TV as an interactive video board to keep you and your family updated on your
daily care scheduled and your care team.
Every aspect of your visit will make it feel like the hospital was built for you, including the convenience of free self-parking and complimentary valet parking, the hotel-like, concierge services throughout the facility, and a full range of programs and resources to improve your health and well-being.
This scenario, just a dream today, will be a reality with the completion of the AHN Wexford Hospital, a new, full-service hospital in Pine Twp. that is expected to open in 2021.
AHN Wexford Hospital will be physically connected to AHN’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion on Perry Highway (U.S. Route 19).
The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the single-largest investment in AHN’s history and is expected to employ more than 500 health care professionals.
AHN Wexford will bring a wide spectrum of advanced, patient-centered health care services to the residents of Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs.
The new hospital will offer comprehensive women and infant care, including labor and delivery services; advanced cardiac, neurosurgical, orthopedic, and cancer care; a 24-room Emergency Department and short-stay observation unit featuring pediatric rooms; an adult intensive care unit (ICU); operating rooms that provide minimally invasive robotic surgical capabilities; 160 all-private inpatient rooms; and a host of other patient- and family-friendly clinical programs, amenities, and services.
“AHN Wexford Hospital is one of the biggest and boldest examples of Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network’s commitment to investing in new and upgraded facilities across the western Pennsylvania region, as we continue to work to get health care right by delivering high-quality and high-value services to our patients and members,” said David Holmberg, Highmark Health President and CEO.
- AHN Wexford Hospital’s spacious labor and delivery suites will feature up-to-date technology, modern Cesarean suites, and fast access to advanced neonatal and high-risk pregnancy services when needed.
- Premature and special needs babies will receive high-quality, compassionate care in a specialized, Level II nursery offering in-room sleeping accommodations for families. And a soothing outdoor terrace garden will provide a relaxing pre- and post-delivery atmosphere for expectant mothers and new families.
- AHN Wexford also will feature an outdoor courtyard connecting it to the Health + Wellness Pavilion, as well as a conference facility available for community use.
For those entering through the Emergency Department, a fast-track, bedside registration process will allow patients to bypass the ED waiting area for expedited care.
For expectant women and their families, the hospital will be a destination of choice for high-quality obstetrical care, in addition to the many other services a woman may need throughout her lifetime.
“Women in the North Hills will be able to stay close to home to deliver their babies as well as to receive a range of sub-specialty services,” said Dr. Allan Klapper, MD, President of AHN Wexford Hospital and Chair of the AHN Women and Children Institute.
“AHN Wexford Hospital will feature a broad range of OB-GYN care, high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecology surgery, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and menopausal management – right here in their own community.”
AHN Wexford will serve an area with a combined population of more than 215,000 people living in Pine, McCandless, Cranberry, Mars, Gibsonia, Allison Park, Zelienople, Franklin Park, and surrounding communities. Currently, a significant majority of those residents leave their communities to access the services the new hospital will provide.
“Enhancing access to care is a cornerstone of our strategy for how we can best meet the needs of patients in every community that we serve,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN President and CEO. “We believe that when you provide patients with the best possible healthcare experience,
including high-quality care options that are closer to home, their outcomes are better and their overall quality of life is better. And that’s the promise we intend to fulfill in Wexford with the opening of this uniquely designed, beautiful new hospital.”
AHN made its first significant footprint in the region’s northern suburbs with the October 2014 opening of its 174,000-square-foot Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, which offers a range of primary care, specialty, and outpatient services. The Pavilion will remain open throughout the
construction of the new hospital, and once it opens the two facilities will be fully integrated to form a medical campus that provides the full continuum of care – emergency, inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation.
“We are incorporating an intuitive, patient-centered design at AHN Wexford that fosters a highly positive and comforting experience from the moment patients arrive to the time of their discharge,” explained Dr. Klapper.
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