Friday, December 28, 2012
West Penn Allegheny Health System reveals the most popular names for this year’s crop of babies.
Oh, baby! West Penn Allegheny Health System has revealed the most popular names chosen for the 3,400 babies born at West Penn Hospital and Forbes Regional Hospital through November 2012. This year’s top monikers run the gamut of the literary, the Biblical, the distinguished-sounding, the traditional and those that reflect parental creativity. For girls, the No. 1 name on everyone's lips was Olivia. The top name for boys was Noah. West Penn Allegheny parents came up with about 700 different girls’ names and 600 different boys’ names. Many of them had no duplicate, according to the hospital. Sometimes, parents created their own name. Often they added a creative spelling or flourish to an old name, the hospital said. “A” is expected be a …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Deal awaits review by state attorney general and Internal Revenue Service.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Officials from Highmark Inc. and the West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc. (WPAHS) Tuesday announced another important milestone in their plans to create a new integrated health system. The two organizations announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement, which will soon be filed with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID). The agreement also must be reviewed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General and the Internal Revenue Service. “This transaction is critical to ensuring the continued vitality of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and maintaining provider choice in our community,” said Kenneth R. Melani, Highmark’s president and chief executive officer. “In recent weeks, we’ve been working very …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Local pharmacies are offering vaccinations that can help to minimize the risk of getting the virus.
While the start of fall usually means cooler temperatures, lower humidity and picturesque scenery, it also begins something that most, if not all of us, dread. It is the beginning of flu season. “Flu season typically begins in the fall and ends in late spring,” said Mary Beth Baker, RN, employee health nurse with the West Penn Allegheny Health System. “People can get their flu vaccines as early as August, but optimally in September or October. The vaccine will last one entire flu season.” This year’s vaccine will protect against three strains of the flu, as well as the H1N1 virus and is available at many of your favorite pharmacies. Vaccination is the best form of prevention, Baker said. "More than 200,000 people in the United States are …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville and Canonsburg General Hospital to benefit from Highmark grants.
Highmark Inc. and the West Penn Allegheny Health System believe that their affiliation will provide an affordable choice for health care services and will continue to provide community access for health care. “Today is an important first step to ensuring the continued viability of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and a choice of health care services in our region,” Dr. Kenneth R. Melani, Highmark’s president and chief executive officer, said in a news conference to announce the affiliation. “We are preserving a vital not-for-profit community asset.” Highmark is immediately providing a $50-million grant to West Penn Allegheny, enabling the health system to sustain and strengthen its West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield and Forbes Regional…