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Deborah McDonald

Deborah McDonald, Director, Women's Health Programs at Allegheny Health NetworkAs director of Women’s Health Programs at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) since 2014, I have been involved in a number of initiatives to expand our care for women in the regions we serve. One personal and professional highlight has been leading the team that created the Perinatal Hope Program, an innovative, holistic approach to working with pregnant women who are struggling with substance use disorders.

Before joining AHN, I worked as an implementation consultant with McKesson Health Solutions, and I also managed the maternal child health units at Heritage Valley Health System for more than 7 years. In addition to being a Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree from Carlow University, I have a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and certificate in Nursing Education from Waynesburg University.

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