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Allegheny General Hospital

Allegheny General Hospital is located on the historic North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A member of West Penn Allegheny Health System, AGH stands out for its excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. For exceptional clinical services, Allegheny General Hospital has been ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals," by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and one among the nation’s top 25 medical centers by AARP's Modern Maturity magazine. It is the second leading center for the treatment of heart disease. Also, AGH is the region’s first hospital to receive a designation as Level I Shock Trauma Center. Established in 1885, Allegheny General Hospital fulfills the health care needs of Pittsburgh and surrounding five-state areas. The 829-bed academic health center, along with its suburban campus in Bellevue, is recognized for its proficiency in cancer care, cardiac care, orthopedics, neurosciences, and trauma. Areas of practice, among many others, includes diagnostic and interventional radiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, allergy/immunology, internal medicine, neonatology, nephrology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, oncology, pathology and laboratory medicine, geriatric medicine, dental medicine, and nutrition. Through its affiliation with Philadelphia -based Drexel University College of Medicine, AGH conducts innovative research studies in the neurosciences, medical oncology, human genetics, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, orthopaedics, and trauma. Allegheny General Hospital involves in a variety of educational programs for the betterment of the community, and it supports numerous scholastic sports medicine programs. Other facilities at the hospital include a cafeteria, gift shop, and chapel. Services of interpreters and social workers are also available.