Western Pennsylvania Hospital

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Western Pennsylvania Hospital
West Penn Allegheny Health System
West Penn Hospital, 2015-03-11, 02.jpg
Location 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 15224
Coordinates 40°27′41″N 79°56′47″W / 40.46139°N 79.94639°W / 40.46139; -79.94639Coordinates: 40°27′41″N 79°56′47″W / 40.46139°N 79.94639°W / 40.46139; -79.94639
Funding Non-profit hospital
Affiliated university Temple University
Beds 500 [1]
Founded March 18, 1848
Website http://www.wpahs.org/wph/
Designated 1973[2]

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, known simply as the West Penn Hospital, located at 4800 Friendship Avenue in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a flagship 500-bed hospital of the Allegheny Health Network. It serves as a Clinical Campus of Temple University School of Medicine, offering a full range of medical education opportunities, including a large number of residency and fellowship programs.


It was founded on March 18, 1848 as Pittsburgh's first charted public hospital, the Western Pennsylvania Hospital is internationally known and has received many notable awards.

It was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for 2008, the only major teaching hospital in Pennsylvania selected for this elite list by Thomson Reuters.

It became the first hospital in Western Pennsylvania to receive recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) on December 7, 2006. It recognizes excellence in nursing and quality patient care and has been achieved by only 4 percent of all healthcare facilities in the nation.

It is a nationally recognized provider of advanced treatment programs for patients with blood related disorders and was one of just 35 centers nationwide to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation in 2001.


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  1. ^ http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/western-pennsylvania-hospital-6232690
  2. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 

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