Allegheny Health Network Forms ED Joint Venture

Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network and Emergency Medicine Physicians, a physician-owned emergency department group, have formed a joint venture to manage emergency departments at nine Pennsylvania sites.

The joint venture, Allegheny Health Network Emergency Medicine Management, will manage EDs at Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Canonsburg (Pa.) Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, the Allegheny Valley Outpatient Center in New Kensington, Connellsville-based Highlands Hospital and Jameson Hospital in New Castle.

"Emergency and urgent care programs are critically important to the communities we serve as well as to our hospitals as key portals to the full spectrum of advanced services we offer," Tony Farah, MD, Allegheny Health Network's CMO, said in a news release. "EMP shares our organization's commitment to high quality, innovative and efficient models of patient care, and we are excited to partner with them to ensure that our patients' experience in the emergency setting always meets or exceeds the highest of standards and expectations."

Bruce MacLeod, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Penn Hospital, is the president of the joint venture.

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