PITTSBURGH — Allegheny Health Network’s $78 million flagship AHN Cancer Institute – Allegheny General opened Monday morning on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
The 90,000-square foot facility adjacent to Allegheny General Hospital is the centerpiece of Highmark Health and AHN’s $300 million expansion of cancer care throughout western Pennsylvania.
“Having this facility is kind of building up this cancer program in such a unique and extensive way provides a way that we are going to provide excellent state of the art cancer care to patients throughout our region. It’s a great resource for Pittsburgh,” Dr. David Bartlett, Chair AHN Cancer Institute, said.
Advanced oncology services, including state-of-the-art cancer fighting technologies and access to leading edge cancer research and clinical trials, will be provided at the cancer center -- the hub of AHN’s cancer treatment and research collaborations with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
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Patients will be able to take care of most of their needs under one roof. That includes treatments, physician appointments and visits with nurse navigators.
The center will also provide remote access and connections to other top experts outside of the area.
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