Allegheny General Hospital

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Allegheny General Hospital
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Allegheny General Hospital, 2005.jpg
Geography
Location 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 15212
Coordinates 40°27′24″N 80°00′12″W / 40.45667°N 80.00333°W / 40.45667; -80.00333Coordinates: 40°27′24″N 80°00′12″W / 40.45667°N 80.00333°W / 40.45667; -80.00333
Organisation
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
Services
Emergency department Adult Level I Trauma
Beds 724
History
Founded December 4, 1882
Links
Website http://www.wpahs.org/agh/index.html

Allegheny General Hospital is a large urban hospital located at 320 East North Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Allegheny General Hospital, also known locally by the acronym "AGH", is located in the Central Northside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It was founded on December 4, 1882,[1] in the area formerly known as Allegheny City, and was the first hospital in Pennsylvania to be designated as a Level 1 shock trauma center. It was also the first hospital in the northeastern United States to offer an aeromedical service.[2]

It is the flagship hospital of the West Penn Allegheny Health System, which is the chief competitor of Pittsburgh healthcare giant UPMC.

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