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Forbes Hospital

Location: Monroeville, PA

ED Volume: 41,000

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Forbes Hospital

2570 Haymaker Rd.
Monroeville, PA 15146-3513



Hospital Information

  • 329-bed community hospital situated in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh
  • The affiliated institutions of Allegheny Health System serve Pittsburgh and the surrounding five state areas, and have ranked among the nation’s best in the yearly guide produced by US News and World Report
  • Opened in 1978, this modern, full service hospital specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral sciences, oncology, emergency medicine, cardiology and diagnostic imaging
  • All major specialties are represented including cardiology and surgical subspecialties
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Forbes Cardiology Diagnostic Center
  • EMS/Paramedic training programs, providing medical command to 10 local squads; EMS teaching options are available for interested physicians
  • Responsive lab and x-ray; radiology is situated adjacent to the emergency department
  • Advanced Cardiac Care program including interventional cardiac catheterization and open heart
  • Newly accredited Chest Pain Center, first in the region
  • Joint Commission certified as Level II Stroke Center with telemedicine affiliation with the Allegheny General
  • Advanced CT imaging, 64 slice Siemens CT imaging device adjacent to the Emergency department
  • 24 hour ultrasound technician service, 24 hour Anesthesiologist coverage, 24 hour Pediatric, Hospitalist  coverage & Intensivist service
  • Full Time EMS Medical Director
  • Inpatient Mental Health Unit with 4 dedicated mental health rooms in ED with intake psychiatric coverage

Emergency Department

  • Joint venture created with AHN to provide Emergency Medicine services
  • 28% admission rate
  • Level 2 Trauma designation as of January 2013 with full time Trauma services
  • Broad community patient pathology includes cardiac, geriatric, medical, orthopedic, and pediatric patients with minimal trauma
  • Newly renovated with a total of 38 rooms and a dedicated physician triage area
  • Department is situated in a functional layout that includes two nurses stations with certified emergency nurses
  • Bedside ultrasound capability
  • Advanced airway videolaryngoscopy available (Glidescope)
  • 12 ECG transmission receiving unit in ED
  • Advanced hypothermia capability
  • Decontamination room with exterior access
  • Paramedic response vehicle providing ALS response services to local ambulance services


Ranked by many sources as one of America’s most livable cities, Pittsburgh is a sophisticated metropolitan area with a hometown feel, and is truly a wonderful place to live and work. From world class museums, theater, symphony and all cultural options, to professional sports (Pirates baseball, Steelers football, Penguin hockey and Riverhounds soccer), outstanding shopping and dining, and easy access to some of the best outdoor recreation in the northeast (Laurel Mountains, water sports on Pittsburgh’s famous Three Rivers, Youghiogheny River white water, and more), Pittsburgh has something for everyone.

The region continues its renaissance with development of the waterfront and thriving metropolitan areas in town, and highly desirable suburbs with public and private schools ranked among the top 20% in the nation.  Secondary education includes the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Morris University, and Penn State branch campuses, plus many other smaller colleges. Travel is convenient with easy access to Interstates 70, 76 and 79, and the beautiful new Pittsburgh International Airport is a US Airways hub offering excellent flight choices. 

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