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AHN Wexford Hospital Remains on Schedule for Opening in 2021

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The new, 160-bed hospital in Pine Township will offer residents of Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs enhanced access to a wide range of advanced specialty care.

PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) June 08, 2020

Nearly one year from its anticipated fall 2021 opening, construction of Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Wexford Hospital is progressing safely and remains on schedule according to network officials. The new, 160-bed hospital in Pine Township will offer residents of Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs enhanced access to a wide range of advanced specialty care.

“Despite the many unexpected challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the exception granted for construction of healthcare facilities enabled us to continue to make progress with the building of this beautiful, state-of-the-art facility and we are excited about opening its doors next year,” said Allan Klapper, MD, President, Wexford Hospital.

AHN Wexford Hospital will offer comprehensive women and infant care, including labor and delivery services; advanced cardiac, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, and cancer care; a 24-room emergency department and short-stay observation unit; 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 clinical programs, amenities and services.

The hospital will feature an intuitive, patient- and family-centered design which aims to foster a first-class patient and visitor experience. In addition to amenities such as free self-parking and complimentary valet parking, large inpatient rooms will have ample sitting space and recumbent sleeping options.

Among the hospital’s hotel-like concierge services, patients will be able to control their own environment, enabling them to set the temperature, lighting and entertainment to their satisfaction, and order from a room-service menu. Exterior views providing patient rooms with natural light will make for an attractive, comfortable environment that promotes health and wellness.

The 345,000-square-foot facility is the single-largest investment in AHN’s history and is expected to employ more than 750 health care professionals. The hospital will be adjacent to AHN’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion on U.S. Route 19 (12311 Perry Highway) and will closely integrate with the pavilion’s comprehensive clinical and retail health services.

Since placing the final steel beam in the architecture of the hospital last October, progress has been made on the main hospital tower, parking garage and onsite power plant. This natural gas-fired electric power generation, heating and cooling facility constructed in partnership with Peoples Natural Gas will provide for increased efficiency and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, while serving as a redundant source of power to the hospital.

Following Dr. Klapper’s appointment as president of the hospital in 2018, Wexford Hospital’s leadership has continued to expand with the appointments of Amy Cashdollar as Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Graper as Chief Nursing Officer, James Kanuch as Chief Financial Officer and Suzanne Labriola, DO, as interim Chief Medical Officer. The naming of key clinical leaders in areas such as emergency services and cardiovascular services is expected in the coming months.

“Bringing remarkable healthcare to the Wexford community also requires building a world-class team of physicians, nurses and caregivers at every level to deliver the exceptional experience our patients deserve within these walls. We are thrilled with the tremendous interest we have received from talented healthcare professionals, both locally and from around the country, who want to be part of that team,” said Dr. Klapper.

About the Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Health Network (, a Highmark Health company, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is composed of 10 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, Health + Wellness Pavilions, an employed physician organization, home and community based health services, a research institute and a group purchasing organization. The Network provides patients with access to a complete spectrum of advanced medical services, including nationally recognized programs for primary and emergency care, cardiovascular disease, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, women’s health, diabetes and more. AHN employs approximately 21,000 people, has more than 2,500 physicians on its medical staff and serves as a clinical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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