Getting Healthcare Right

Care Connections

All of us who’ve been helped — and healed — by a physician or another health care provider know how special that relationship is. In this section of the blog, we focus on different aspects of that “care connection” — finding providers, getting the most from appointments, communicating effectively, and working together to manage or overcome a health issue.

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Posted May 23, 2018
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For qualified patients, AHN doctors can write a referral for free, healthy food at the Healthy Food Center. Read More
Posted May 16, 2018
The words "getting health care right" on a gradated background that goes from Highmark blue to AHN green
Allegheny Health Network CEO Cynthia Hundorfean shares her insights on what it means to get health care right. Read More
Posted May 9, 2018
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HELP volunteers are part of a program to prevent elderly patients from developing delirium during hospital stays. Read More
Posted April 26, 2018
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Meet two of the special people behind a program that makes sure no one dies alone: Compassionate Companions. Read More
Posted April 19, 2018
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Get insights on the evolution of emergency medicine from one of the leaders of that evolution in western Pennsylvania. Read More
Posted March 14, 2018
A pregnant woman sitting on a couch next to a middle-aged male therapist taking notes
Mental health support can be as important as birthing classes and a healthy diet to ensure a good childbirth journey. Read More
Posted February 20, 2018
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We have so many articles involving doctors on the blog — it’s almost like getting a house call. Read More

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