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Allegheny Health Network to Open New Harmar Neighborhood Hospital

HARMAR, Pa. – Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that AHN Harmar Neighborhood Hospital will officially open to patients tomorrow, October 6 at 8 AM.

Located at 2501 Freeport Road, AHN Harmar is a fully licensed hospital that provides 24/7 access to emergency care. Staffed by board-certified physicians, nurses and other experienced health care professionals, the facility houses a full-service emergency department and a 10-bed inpatient unit for observation and short-stay admissions.

Among numerous patient-friendly design elements in the new hospital, the nearly 36,000-square-foot facility features nursing stations uniquely configured to maximize sightlines and accessibility, allowing staff to easily monitor exam rooms and minimize response times to our patients. Advanced CT and X-ray procedure rooms will accommodate patients of any age, with adjacent observation rooms that keep families together during procedures. An onsite lab will expedite testing results for patients.

AHN’s Outpatient Center in the Waterworks Mall on Freeport Road is located a few miles south of AHN Harmar, and AHN’s Allegheny Valley Hospital is located just north of Harmar in Natrona Heights. Together, the three facilities offer patients who live in the area a broad scope of closely integrated, close-to-home emergency, inpatient and outpatient services.

AHN’s neighborhood hospitals are part of a joint venture between AHN and Emerus – the nation’s leading developer and operator of neighborhood hospitals. Emerus has routinely received the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award which recognizes the country’s best-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the top 95th percentile or above for exceptional patient experience.

The facility is the fourth of its kind that AHN and Emerus have constructed across the Western Pennsylvania region this year. The other AHN neighborhood hospitals, now open to patients, are located in Hempfield Township, McCandless Township and Brentwood.

About Emerus
Emerus is the nation’s first and largest operator of neighborhood hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based neighborhood hospitals and acute care facilities. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Emerus’ distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. More information is available at