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AHN

View from the observation room of the patient’s exposed heart.
A Medical Looking Glass: The Open Heart Surgery Observation Program By Emily Laubham
August 8 2018

The Open Heart Surgery Observation Program at AGH has given thousands of students a chance to watch an open heart surgery.

Kidney transplant recipient Jerry Jacovetty speaks at a Donate Life Month event in 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital.
The Gift of Life: A Kidney Transplant Story By Nikki Buccina
July 18 2018

Jerry went from 25 hours a week on dialysis to being “a 10 physically” — because someone decided to become an organ donor.

Close-up of a section of the protein shelves at the Healthy Food Center
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Healthy Food By Jenny Shinsky
May 23 2018

For qualified patients, AHN doctors can write a referral for free, healthy food at the Healthy Food Center.

Closeup of an elderly female patient in a hospital bed smiling gently at the younger woman visiting her
Delirium in Hospitalized Seniors: The Power of HELP By Nikki Buccina
May 9 2018

HELP volunteers are part of a program to prevent elderly patients from developing delirium during hospital stays.

Close-up of a younger hand holding an older hand on a hospital bed
Compassionate Companions: Joy and Debbie By Emily Laubham
April 26 2018

Meet two of the special people behind a program that makes sure no one dies alone: Compassionate Companions.

A pregnant woman sitting on a couch next to a middle-aged male therapist taking notes
Perinatal and Postpartum Depression: What to Know as a Mother-to-Be By Michelle Riches
March 14 2018

Mental health support can be as important as birthing classes and a healthy diet to ensure a good childbirth journey.

A woman looking at a computer screen with a doctor on it
All About Doctors: Tips and Insights By Emily Laubham
February 20 2018

We have so many articles involving doctors on the blog — it’s almost like getting a house call.

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