EM - Physician

West Penn Hospital

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

ED Volume: 22,000

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West Penn Hospital

4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Hospital Information

  • West Penn Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network,  is a 308-bed academic medical center that provides emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week and inpatient and outpatient care for the full range of medical and surgical conditions
  • The Allegheny Health Network provides for a continuum of care that includes world class treatment in every specialty and sub-specialty
  • Through the Allegheny General Hospital - West Penn Hospital Medical Education Consortium, West Penn Hospital sponsors numerous graduate medical education programs
  • Clinical site for the AGH Emergency Medicine Residency
  • Full cardiac capabilities including 24/7 cath lab capabilities with cardiothoracic support
  • Primary Stroke Center designation and collaboration with Allegheny General Hospital
  • The Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute provides the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services for all types of cancer
  • West Penn Hospital is the first hospital in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania to achieve Magnet Recognition (2006) and the first to achieve Magnet re-designation (2012) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • West Penn Hospital's obstetrics program is one of the busiest in the region, with more than 3000 deliveries each year, and its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit admits about 700 critically ill newborns annually, making it one of the region's largest referral centers
  • Established Hospitalist program

Emergency Department

  • Completely renovated, state-of-the-art Emergency Department that opened on Feb. 14, 2012
  • Efficient layout with 23 private patient treatment rooms (five in a separate 'rapid-treat' area) and dedicated X-ray and CT rooms in the department
  • Broad pathology with high admission rate
  • Well-equipped including GlideScope and ED ultrasound
  • Computers in each room; physician order entry; Epic EMR; M*Modal charting
  • Emergency physicians do not write admitting orders or respond to floor codes
  • EMS Medical Command Center with on-site medical coordinator, and EMS teaching opportunity through the Star Center

Community

West Penn is situated in eastern Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield community, adjacent to Shadyside, Squirrel Hill and Oakland, and easily commutable from the city’s most desired residential areas and suburbs. Pittsburgh has been designated many times as one of the country’s most livable cities. A friendly, hardworking character and sense of pride permeates the region and its unique neighborhoods. Originally a major industrial center, Pittsburgh has made the successful transition to an economy that is largely based on healthcare, education, technology (especially computer software and robotics), and financial services.

Pittsburgh hosts world-class education, including Universities like Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, plus nationally regarded public and private schools. The residential options are vast and offer easy commuting from urban, suburban and rural amenities. The city and the region features dozens of parks and other outdoor recreational attractions, including the riverfront and mountains. Pittsburghers are dedicated to their sports teams, including its major league clubs - the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. A beautiful downtown Cultrual District is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet theater, and Civic Light Opera, as well as numerous theaters and galleries. Other attractions inlcude the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Science Center. Add in the many music festivals held annually, numerous dance companies performing around the area and art galleries galore, Pittsburgh can satisfy just about any taste in the arts.

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