Health care has long put Pittsburgh on the map beginning in 1954, when the first Polio Vaccine was created by Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh. Today, Pittsburgh remains on the map as home to some of the best hospitals in the country. Take for example, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), which has the busiest transplant center in the world, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, which ranked one of the ten best in the country for pediatric medicine.
With the fourth highest percentage of residents with health insurance in the United States, the second highest doctor-resident ratio, Pittsburgh is the only Pennsylvania city to make the top-10 list on BetterDoctor.com’s ranking of the healthiest cities in the United States.
UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is an integrated, global nonprofit health enterprise. With 65,000 employees system wide, the organization has grown to become the health care provider of choice in Western Pennsylvania. Ranked on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, UPMC provides life-changing medicine with world-class doctors, researchers, specialists, and hospitals all across the Pittsburgh region.
Through its network of more than 25 hospitals and 600 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, UPMC provides patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. Internationally, UPMC provides hands-on health care and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents.
UPMC is committed to creating a healthy community that benefits everyone – not just those individuals who pass through its doors. UPMC provides nearly $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution.
UPMC has focused its resources on addressing the needs of patients and enhancing their quality of life. The results of these efforts are seen throughout the region in healthier communities and stronger local economies.
Allegheny Health Network (ahn.org) is a dynamic, patient-centered and physician-led academic healthcare system based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that provides high quality comprehensive services to patients throughout Western Pennsylvania and portions of Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland.
Part of Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network includes eight hospitals; more than 200 additional clinical locations– including comprehensive Health + Wellness Pavilions; a research institute; more than 2,800 employed and affiliated physicians (412.Doctors); a group purchasing organization; and a complete spectrum of home and community based healthcare services. The Network’s hospitals include one quaternary academic medical center (Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh), and seven tertiary/community hospitals that provide an array of general and advanced medical services, (Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, PA; Canonsburg Hospital, Canonsburg, PA; Forbes Hospital, Monroeville, PA; Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills, PA; Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie PA; West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh; and Westfield Memorial Hospital, Westfield, NY.)
Each year, the hospitals of Allegheny Health Network together admit nearly 90,000 patients, log 300,000 emergency room visits and deliver 7,400 babies; and its physicians perform more than 100,000 surgical procedures.
Anchored by nationally and internationally recognized clinical and research programs in the areas of bone and joint care, sports medicine, cardiovascular disease, neurosurgery and neurology, women’s health, cancer, emergency medicine, bariatric and metabolic disease, Allegheny Health Network provides a complete spectrum of advanced diagnostic, medical and surgical care across all medical specialties, including primary care, trauma and burn care, general surgery, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, critical care, digestive diseases, men’s health/urology, lung and esophageal diseases and rehabilitation services.
Allegheny Health Network’s Cancer Institute provides advanced, multi-disciplinary care for the treatment of all cancers, including brain, breast, colon and rectal, head and neck, lung, liver, ovarian, cervical, prostate and blood/hematologic cancers. The program reaches patients at more than 50 clinic locations throughout Western PA and employs more than 150 oncologists. The Institute is also home to one of Pennsylvania’s largest bone marrow and cell transplant programs and has a formal affiliation with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center for clinical collaborations, medical education and a broad range of cancer research initiatives.
Allegheny Health Network’s sports medicine program is the official medical provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball team, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer team, Gannon University and 19 Pittsburgh area high schools. The Network also is one of just a handful in the country designated as a national US Olympic Regional Medical Center.
Allegheny Health Network also plays a pivotal role in the training of future generations of healthcare professionals by offering 46 graduate medical programs, three medical school affiliations and two nursing schools. The Network’s hospitals serve as clinical campuses for the medical schools of Drexel University, Temple University and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Nearly 250 students are enrolled each year in nursing programs at the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing and the Citizens School of Nursing in Natrona Heights, and more than 500 medical residents and fellows receive advanced training on staff at the Network’s hospitals.
Physicians and scientists at Allegheny Health Network are often on the cutting edge of advanced treatments and new technologies. Innovative medical research across all of the Network’s programs is a critical component of the organization’s mission. The Network’s Research Institute coordinates private and federally funded interdisciplinary programs designed to better understand, treat and prevent disease, and the Network’s hospitals are frequently involved in clinical trials of breast, prostate and bowel cancer, burn and traumatic injuries, gene therapy, cardiovascular disease, leukemia and lymphoma, autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases, and more. The Network is currently home to more than 300 active clinical research trials.
Since it’s beginning in 1906, Ohio Valley General Hospital has nurtured a commitment to provide the community with a personalized approach to quality health care. This dedication has established the foundation for the Hospital to grow and meet the community’s health care needs with expanded services, new programs, and advanced technology and education.
Ohio Valley General Hospital ranks among the very best in the country, according to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Ohio Valley has the area’s best and brightest medical minds, with nearly 200 physicians in 26 medical specialties and a full range of advanced diagnostic tools and treatments. It’s clear that one of the best hospitals in the city isn’t in the city, it’s right here, at Ohio Valley General.
A hospital that has served the people of Pittsburgh’s western suburbs and airport area for nearly 100 years makes patient satisfaction their main priority and has also been consistently awarded Avatar International’s Exceeding Patient Expectation Award.
Ohio Valley General Hospital is a 138-bed, not-for-profit hospital, located in Kennedy Township, near the intersection of I-79 and Route 60.
St. Clair Hospital in Upper St. Clair is an acute-care facility that provides advanced, high-quality health care to more than 400,000 residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. With 525 physicians and more than 2,000 employees, St. Clair Hospital is the largest employer in Pittsburgh’s South Hills and is the only Pittsburgh-area hospital to be named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for six consecutive years.
St. Clair offers virtually every healthcare service residents may need throughout their lives, and continually enhances its services and technologies to meet the community’s health needs. The hospital’s array of inpatient and outpatient services is nothing short of comprehensive and includes advanced cardiovascular services; specialized care for women, children and infants; diabetes treatment; oncology services; emergency care; general surgery services; behavioral health services; and pulmonary care.
Physicians at St. Clair Hospital use the most sophisticated imaging and diagnostic equipment available to assure that patients receive the fastest and most accurate readings, to determine their conditions, and to plot a course of treatment. From PET Scanning to CT Scanning to Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound, the hospital’s Medical Imaging Services offers the most advanced technologies to save lives and provide superior medical care.
Complementing the services at its main campus in Mt. Lebanon, the hospital offers healthcare services at three outpatient centers, including a diagnostic center located in Bethel Park. A new medical office building and outpatient center is now open in Peters Township also.
St. Clair Hospital is home to the region’s largest Emergency Department visited by nearly 60,000 patients each year. To accommodate the growing needs of the community in this regard, the hospital recently completed a $13.5-million expansion of the department to increase capacity to 80,000 visitors per year. The 30,000-square-foot department features state-of-the-art monitoring and imaging equipment.
From diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and wellness, St. Clair Hospital offers a full range of cardiac-care services. Its highly skilled professionals have helped the hospital to achieve industry-leading treatment times for heart attack victims arriving at its Emergency Department and have achieved better outcomes than some of the most recognized hospitals in the United States.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has accredited the Cancer Care Center at St. Clair Hospital as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center with Commendation, the highest rating a community hospital can achieve. Since its inception, St. Clair Hospital’s cancer program has demonstrated impressive survival rates. The relative five-year survival rate for patients diagnosed with invasive cancer — for six of the most common cancers– exceeds national and state averages.
To complement its inpatient services, a highly skilled team of board-certified physicians, registered nurses, physical therapists, technologists and technicians provide compassionate, personalized care for a wide range of outpatient medical services. The Women and Children Services provides comprehensive health care for women of all ages and children from birth through adolescence. Women and Children Services comprise the Family Birth Center, the Lactation Center, Gynecology, the Pediatric Unit, including 24-hour Pediatrician coverage, and an extensive community, health-education department.
Outside Allegheny County
Heritage Valley Health System is an integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,500 employees and more than 480 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 60 physician offices; and 18 community satellite facilities.
Heritage Valley Health System stands out among health care systems because of the strength, stability and dedication to the communities it serves. The decision making of Heritage Valley centers on, and measures, its achievements based on the impact its services have on neighbors, families and friends.
For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.
Butler Health System, a community health system, provides healthcare services in locations throughout Western Pennsylvania. Its doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are personally invested in the community and focus on providing individualized care for every patient treated there. The Butler Health System sees itself as neighbors taking care of neighbors for the benefit of the whole community.
To serve the community’s needs, BHS conducts annual Community Health Assessment surveys, the results of which help determine ways to improve the community’s health through new services and education programs.
The centerpiece of the Butler Health System is Butler Memorial Hospital, founded in Butler County, Pennsylvania in 1898. The hospital currently has 1,700 employees who provide a variety of services to help individuals and families manage and maintain their health.
The Heart & Vascular Center of Butler Memorial Hospital was named the top Cardiovascular Surgery Program in the State of Pennsylvania and among the top 5 percent in the nation. At the same time, the center received the top rating of all cardiovascular surgery programs in the state of Pennsylvania by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading healthcare quality assessment company. Butler Memorial has received 5-star ratings in cardiac bypass surgery for several years by HealthGrades, but this is the first time the hospital received the “Best in the State” designation.
Elsewhere, the Washington Hospital Health System in Washington, Pennsylvania provides sophisticated health care services — including open-heart surgery and spine surgery — that are available to people throughout Washington and Greene Counties.
For the last 30 years, the hospital has been the largest employer in Washington County and employs about 1,900 people. If you take into account those employed in the hospital’s affiliate organizations and physician practices, that total approaches 2,300.
“We are a significant economic engine for Washington County and most of our employees live within a ten- to- 20-mile radius of the hospital,” says Gary B. Weinstein, President and CEO. “We have a payroll of more than $100 million, and that money goes back into the community. And we buy supplies in this area, which adds to our economic impact.”
He adds that the hospital brings in dollars from the federal government and the state of Pennsylvania. “About 70 percent of our patients are covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Again, that’s money coming in from the federal or state governments that supports this area.
Weinstein sees the mission of the hospital more broadly than taking care of patients in beds, but rather as promoting the overall health of the community. “We are a full-service community-health system, as compared to a specialty hospital or a smaller hospital,” he says. “We offer a breadth of services, not just medical-surgical, but obstetric and psychiatric, in-patient rehab, emergency, and a full list of outpatient services. And our Washington Physician’s Services Organization employs in excess of 50 physicians in more than 18 practices throughout Washington and Greene Counties.”
As a non-profit institution, Washington Hospital provides a number of services subsidized by philanthropy or by the services themselves. Its Teen Outreach Program helps young people in the community avoid unwanted pregnancies by dealing with young men, single parents, and by focusing on teens, their health, and the health of their children. All of which enables young people in the community to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
Additionally, the hospital makes available other programs for the community that don’t pay for themselves, such as diabetes and mammography screenings for people who lack health insurance.
Washington Hospital provides a variety of affiliated services such as the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, a medically-based fitness and wellness center open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. with abbreviated hours on the weekend. The center includes a variety of pools such as a lap pool and a warm-water-therapy pool. Members use the center to maintain their fitness and to help them recover from illness.
The hospital is also affiliated with the Greenbriar Treatment Center, one of the top chemical-dependency centers in Western Pennsylvania. Greenbriar includes a residential program, two half-way houses, and seven outpatient centers located throughout Washington, Westmoreland, and Allegheny Counties.
Excela Health, based in Greensburg, Pa., is the regional leader in delivering high quality, cost-effective health care to more than 350,000 residents of Westmoreland, northern Fayette and southern Indiana counties. Established in 2004, Excela Health provides care across the spectrum from prevention and wellness to emergency care, acute care/inpatient medical services, outpatient care, rehabilitation, home care, hospice and medical supplies/equipment in a range of locations including our three hospitals; Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers; QuikDraw and QuikDraw PLUS sites for blood work and imaging; medical group practices, Laurel Surgical Center and Excela Square at Norwin for outpatient surgery. Excela is also comprised of six medical parks including Excela Square at Norwin, North Huntingdon; Mountain View Medical Park, Greensburg; Blairsville Area Medical Park, Blairsville; Excela Square at Ligonier, and coming soon, Excela Square at Frick in Mount Pleasant and Excela Square at Latrobe, all of which include primary care, outpatient rehabilitation, lab and diagnostics, specialty care and more. Excela Health is also home to the Family Medicine Residency program in cooperation with Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and the Excela Health School of Anesthesia affiliated with Saint Vincent College, Latrobe. All care and consideration, however, is in tune with our mission of “Improving the health and well-being of every life we touch”.
Well-established in our region, our hospitals, collectively, have been caring for patients for more than 300 years. And in that time, we have continued to respond to community needs. Some of the ways we have accomplished this include:
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D mammography) including Tomosynthesis-guided breast biopsies, is part of the growing list of women’s services at Excela Square at Norwin, Frick, Latrobe and Westmoreland hospitals. As the first in the region to screen every woman with 3D technology, Excela Health now offers this national first – texting for mammography appointments through a secure link. Just Text Mammo to 24587 to schedule your appointment.
A second location for the Advanced Lung Center at Excela Square at Norwin, North Huntingdon, joining the already established site in Mountain View Medical Park, Greensburg, where lung cancers can be identified earlier using a low dose CT scan. The centers have been named Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening.
Our continuing joint venture between Excela Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center known as the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center with the newest location at Excela Square at Norwin, North Huntingdon.
Excela Health Continues Growth
- Excela Health broke ground last year for a $40 million, 115,000 square foot complex off U.S. Route 30 in Unity Township called Excela Square at Latrobe. Set to open in winter 2018, the three-story health care complex will house primary care and specialties including orthopedics, OB/GYN, cardiology, ENT, neurology, occupational medicine and gastroenterology; diagnostic services such as CT, x-ray, cardiac testing, EEG, lab, 3D mammography, ultrasound and more; and outpatient rehabilitation services: physical, speech, hand and occupational therapies, and sports medicine assessment. The site will be the new home for the Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency program.
- Completion is nearing for Phase II of the five-year transformation of the Frick Hospital campus in Mount Pleasant. Known as Excela Square at Frick, this phase included modernization of the first floor café, an expanded, modern main lobby and rotunda entrance to the campus, and further expansion of the QuikDraw PLUS service area to promote a private, healing environment for care. Phase I included a $2 million modernization of the emergency department, and investments in the creation of the Advanced Wound and Sleep Centers, upgrades to the Clinical Education Center and Simulation Learning Lab and a $2.6 million renovation of the third floor inpatient area. The final phase of this $20 million project will see upgrades of medical offices for primary care and specialists into the patient-centered home concept.
- A $16 million complete renovation of the Intensive Care Unit at Westmoreland Hospital for an optimal healing environment including:
- State-of-the-art medical technology to manage complex patient care needs
- Smart room technology for immediate communication between patient and staff, patient education and entertainment.
- Centralized and bedside workstations to visualize patients at all times
- Comfortable private consultation room
- Bedside availability of supplies and treatment tolls to enhance the nurse-patient interaction … and much more.
To learn more about Excela Health, visit our web site, www.excelahealth.org or contact our Call Center toll free, 1-877-771-1234.
DID YOU KNOW …
- The Excela Health Bariatric Surgery Program has achieved National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) meeting the highest standards for patient safety and quality care.
- The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) program again continues its accreditation for Excela Health’s cardiac catheterization laboratory and angioplasty/stenting program.
- Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield continues to recognize Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital as one of the first in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center Plus℠ designation in the area of cardiac care. Also, Excela Health’s maternity care, bariatric surgery program and knee/hip replacement program (Joint Works) has also been named as Blue Distinction Centers Plus.
- Westmoreland Hospital received full accreditation as an American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack (STEMI) Receiving Center as of June 30, 2017.
- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and its five primary care practices as NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognized Practice.
- Excela Health hospitals ― Frick, Latrobe and Westmoreland ― have been designated Primary Stroke Centers.
- Excela Health has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
- For the third consecutive year, Excela Health has been recognized as a Healthiest 100 Workplace in America, with continuing recognition as one of the “Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania”, which in 2016, marked the sixth consecutive year for this designation as well as finishing in the top 25.
- Excela Health has been awarded a 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management (TEDDY) Award, recognizing excellence in workers’ compensation risk management.
Highmark Inc. serves approximately 12.7 million members in western, central and northeastern Pennsylvania through the company’s total health plan and ancillary membership for businesses and residents. The company provides a broad range of individual health insurance products and Medicare supplemental programs. Highmark also contributes millions of dollars to help keep quality health care programs affordable and to support community-based programs to improve people’s health.
Recognizing the significant shift happening in the health care landscape, Highmark was at the forefront of developing a personalized way for people to shop for health insurance. In 2009, Highmark launched Highmark Direct, a first of its kind health insurance retail location in Pennsylvania. After starting with two stores in 2009, the Highmark Direct footprint has grown to 11 stores across the state, including four locations in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh-area stores are in North Fayette, Monroeville, the North Hills and the South Hills. In 2015, Highmark Direct stores saw more than 100,000 total visits as people had experiences with the Affordable Care Act and federal health insurance marketplace. In the midst of consumer uncertainty and confusion, Highmark Direct provided face-to-face interactions to help people make sense of health care and health insurance.
As people continue to take a more active role in choosing their health insurance and managing their health care, Highmark knows it is important to provide them the appropriate tools and information to help them make well-informed decisions. The Highmark Direct retail stores are the most visible aspect of Highmark’s commitment to customers. The stores provide a resource of health insurance information for individuals, seniors and small businesses. Staff members at the Highmark Direct stores are trained to walk people through Highmark’s insurance products and services so customers can determine the best coverage options for themselves and their families.
For the purchase of something as important as health insurance – which can be confusing for almost anybody – people like being able to have personal interaction as they go through the process of learning about and buying coverage. Seniors are able to visit the stores for informational seminars, where they can learn more about their Medicare coverage as well as supplemental insurance needs. And even people who are already Highmark members can gather important information about how they can better manage their health through Highmark’s wellness programs.
The Highmark Direct stores provide in-person consultations with insurance experts who can discuss options and provide assistance in applying for and purchasing coverage. This kind of personal consultation can be invaluable for people buying health insurance for the first time or who do not have employer-sponsored health coverage, such as those who are self-employed or between jobs.
In addition to selling health insurance plans, Highmark Direct also offers ancillary products such as dental insurance and travel insurance.
To make an appointment, or to locate your nearest Highmark Direct store, visit www.highmarkdirect.com. To learn more about Highmark and its initiatives, visit www. highmark.com.
At UPMC Insurance Services Division, we seek to offer the highest quality and value to our members and our community. As part of the UPMC family, we work closely with world-class hospitals, physicians, and researchers at UPMC, and with community provider-partners across our service area, to deliver award-winning health care products, programs, and services. And we seek to do all this with a personal touch, helping individual members and their families enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.
We continually analyze and improve our products, programs, and services based on our customers’ needs and the most current research. This enables us to bring to the marketplace innovative health care offerings along with the advantages customers want from a health plan: quality, choice, access, service, and value. Our commitment is to provide these advantages to every customer.
UPMC, our parent company, is an integrated global health enterprise. In 2012, UPMC was the only medical center in Western Pennsylvania to be named to the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC ranked 10th in a national field of nearly 5,000 eligible hospitals.
All of our health plans are highly ranked nationally. We maintain “Excellent” NCQA accreditation for our Commercial HMO/ POS, Commercial PPO, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare PPO plans.
Our award-winning wellness and disease management programs are developed by UPMC experts in the fields of exercise, nutrition, and chronic care, and incorporate the latest research findings, best-practice preventive care, and disease management protocols.
Our provider network includes the world-class tertiary and specialty hospitals of UPMC, as well as quality community hospitals, physician practices, and many other types of facilities. Our network has more than 125 hospitals and 15,000 clinicians, including some 11,500 physicians.
To find out more about UPMC Health Plan, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.
Aetna offers Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), High Deductible Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Preferred Provider Organization Value (PPO), and Preventive and Hospital Care.
The HMO is a network of doctors, hospitals, health care providers and pharmacies that offers medical treatment at a reduced cost to members. This type of coverage is often some of the most affordable health insurance a person can buy in Pennsylvania. Some health-insurance shoppers want a plan with a higher deductible that allows them to pay a lower monthly premium or to pair a deductible plan from Aetna because the plan qualifies to be paired with a tax-advantaged Health Savings Account (HSA).
Health-insurance shoppers who enroll in an Aetna PPO plan or PPO Plan Value enjoy access to a network of preferred providers that includes family doctors, hospitals, and specialists. They need not select a primary care physician (PCP) and need no referrals to see the providers in the network. Unlike HMO insurance networks, PPO plans from Aetna include two levels of coverage. Participants have one set of benefits for care received from providers within the network, and another for care received outside the network. A PPO plan pays for more of insureds’ health-care bills when they receive care within the preferred network.
Aetna’s Preventive and Hospital Plan is a limited insurance plan that offers affordable, monthly, plan premiums. Well-suited to people who use only basic health care services, this plan allows the freedom to go directly to almost any recognized health-care professionals, including specialists, for covered expenses. Typically, insureds have a choice of annual deductible levels that allow them to have greater control over out-of-pocket expenses. Although this type of plan also increases affordability by offering a narrower scope of benefits than other major medical plans, these plans should not be confused with the type of catastrophic or bare bones health insurance available elsewhere.
United Health One offers copay plans that give insureds the security of a predictable, fixed payment for each medical-care office visit, and high-deductible health plans that can save money and help protect against the cost of a catastrophic injury or long hospital stays. The company’s health savings account plans (HSA) provide tax-advantages, with competitive interest rates on HSA accounts. And Short Term MedicalSM Plans offer gap coverage for in-between times, such as when someone is a new college grad in between employment or waiting for new employer sponsored benefits to begin. United’s dental plans and vision plans can be added to one’s personal, health insurance plan or purchased by themselves.
And UH continuity is a new, innovative benefit that insureds add to their personal health insurance. This coverage allows them to turn off coverage when they have group insurance and turn coverage back on when they need it at a later time.
HealthAmerica has served Pennsylvania for over 35 years. Listed among the country’s top 20 health plans in the U.S.News/NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans list, HealthAmerica has provided health-benefit solutions to employers across Pennsylvania. The company offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health-insurance products, including managed care, self-funded, Medicare, indemnity, nongroup, and pharmacy plans.
HealthAmerica has corporate offices in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and serves 11,000 businesses and more than 500,000 members in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The company offers progressive medical management, innovative wellness programs, and statewide and national provider networks.
HealthAmerica’s HMO, POS, and Medicare Advantage plans have ranked among the top 50, best health plans in the U.S. News/ NCQA “America’s Best Health Plans” list every year since 2005. These plans currently have “Excellent” accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Plan Members get access to information and resources that help them make the most of their plans. By registering for My Online Services™ members manage spending accounts and claims, research doctors and hospital quality information, and send and receive secure messages from HealthAmerica’s customer service.
Providers enroll in directprovider.com for access to member eligibility and benefits, claims, remittance advice, authorizations, a resource library, provider news, and secure messaging.
Employers administer their companies’ health plans through Online Account Management™ that offers secure, password-protected service features. A dedicated Net Support Team stands by via a toll-free phone number to assist with HealthAmerica’s online services.
Brokers enjoy a wide spectrum of products designed to meet the changing needs of their customers. Brokers get quotes online, download forms, and more. And new and expanding brokers can learn about becoming appointed and selling HealthAmerica’s newer products, such as Medicare and individual plans. mg
Allegheny General Hospital
Number of Licensed Beds: 576
Allegheny Health Network
320 East North Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Level 1 Trauma Center, Heart, Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, general and minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, Allergy and Immunology, Cardiovascular disease, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Bariatric Surgery, Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology, Hematology/Blood Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Surgery, Neurosurgery and neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Dermatology, Dentistry, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Emergency Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ear, Nose and Throat Care, Family Medicine, Gynecology, HIV AIDS Care, Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Nephrology, Nutrition, Occupational Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Pulmonary Disease, Interventional Radiology and diagnostic imaging, Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care, Rheumatology/ autoimmune disorders, Geriatrics, Sleep Medicine, Stroke, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Urinary Incontinence, Wound Care.
Allegheny Valley Hospital
Number of Licensed Beds: 200
Allegheny Health Network
1301 Carlisle Street,
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Primary care, family medicine, internal medicine, gynecology, geriatrics, urology, urogynecology, podiatry, pulmonary medicine, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, thoracic surgery, gastroenterology, general and minimally invasive surgery, anesthesiology/pain medicine, nephrology/renal, general and diagnostic cardiology, vascular surgery, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat care, occupational medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, speech therapy, low vision rehabilitation, sleep disorders, orthopedic surgery, neurosciences, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, psychiatry, behavior health, critical care medicine, infectious disease, medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology and laboratory medicine, vascular surgery, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and nutrition.
Butler Memorial Hospital
Number of Licensed Beds: 234
Total Personnel: 1,647
Butler Health System
911 E. Brady St.,
Butler, PA 16001
HeartCenter (includes open heart surgery, catheterization and angioplasty), Outpatient Surgery Center, Women’s Health Services, Family Services, emergency care, skilled nursing facility, Center for Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Center, Pain Management Center, psychiatric and drug/alcohol treatment, outpatient (community) diagnostic services, a full- service lab.
Butler VA Medical Center
Number of Licensed Beds: 123
Total Personnel: 500
325 New Castle Rd.,
Butler, PA 16001-2480
Primary and preventive medicine, ambulatory care, outpatient care, acute care, substance abuse treatment medical inpatient care, physical rehabilitation, long-term.
Number of Licensed Beds: 104
Allegheny Health Network
100 Medical Boulevard,
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Allergy & Immunology, Bariatric Surgery, Breast Surgery with Nurse Navigation, Cardiovascular Care, Cardiovascular Disease, Electrophysiology, Esophageal Surgery, Endocrinology, emergency medicine, Gastroenterology, General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, Laboratory and Medical Imaging, Medical Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oculoplastic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Primary Care Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Pulmonary Disease, Radiation Oncology, Rheumatology, Speech Therapy, Travel Immunology, Vascular Surgery.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Number of Licensed Beds: 315
Total Personnel: 5,000+
4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-692-5325
Adolescent Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Aerodigestive Center, Allergy/Immunology, Asthma Center, Audiology, Behavioral Health, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Brain Care Institute, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Center for Rare Disease Therapy, Cerebral Palsy, Child Advocacy Center, Cleft-Craniofacial Center, Colorectal Center, Critical Care Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Dental Services, Dermatology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Down Syndrome Center, Emergency Medicine, Epilepsy Center, Express Care, Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hearing Center, Heart Institute, Hematology/Oncology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Primary Care, PT/OT/Speech Therapy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rehabilitation Institute, Rheumatology, Sickle Cell Program, Sleep Medicine, Telemedicine Services, Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery and Trauma, Urology, and UTI Center.
Excela Frick Hospital, part of Excela Health
508 South Church Street,
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Number of Licensed Beds: 33
Excela Health combined personnel of 4,940.
A full service acute care hospital including breast health services, bone density scanning, an Outpatient Services Center for nuclear medicine, pulmonary function lab, stress lab, EKG, EEG, echocardiography, x-ray, ultrasound and 3D mammography. Also includes a nationally recognized emergency department, enhanced surgical services, state-of-the-art cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes education, Excela Advanced Sleep Center and the Excela Advanced Wound Center. The LifeLine Emergency Response program is located here as are outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services.
Excela Latrobe Hospital, part of Excela Health
One Mellon Way, Latrobe, PA 15650
Number of Licensed Beds: 172
Excela Health combined personnel of 4,940.
A full service acute care hospital along with outpatient services including extensive imaging services, cardiac rehabilitation, lab services, diabetes education, outpatient surgery and short procedure suites as well as the Excela Advanced Sleep Center and wellness programs. Also features EPIC Rehab – Excela Physical Improvement Center treating stroke, amputations, hip fractures, neurological disorders, multiple trauma and more; a dedicated suite for minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Full service emergency department; behavioral health services including inpatient adolescent services; a pre-natal clinic and women’s care services, and a Family Medicine Residency Program affiliated with the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. The Excela Health School of Anesthesia, in partnership with Saint Vincent College, is located here.
Excela Westmoreland Hospital, part of Excela Health
532 West Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Number of Licensed Beds: 373
Excela Health combined personnel of 4,940
A full service acute care hospital with extensive outpatient services including a Short Stay Surgery unit; a full complement of imaging services; breast health center; The Bariatric Surgery Center, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, emergency services, outpatient rehabilitation, Excela Advanced Wound Center with hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment, and a Well-Being Center offering wellness and prevention programs. Critical care unit with intensivist program, home to the interventional Heart and Vascular Center including cardiac catheterization, ablation, electrophysiology and open heart surgery, the Family Additions Maternity Center, and behavioral health services with an emergency crisis walk-in center and adult inpatient services.
Number of Licensed Beds: 315
Allegheny Health Network
2570 Haymaker Road,
Monroeville, PA 15146
Ambulatory Surgery Center, Anesthesiology, Breast Care Center, Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology/Cancer Care Services, Cardiovascular disease, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Chest Pain Center, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Interventional Vascular Radiology, diabetes, Level II Trauma Center, Mental Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Services, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Care Services, Pelvic Floor Diseases, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Diseases, Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Labor and Delivery, Reproductive Endocrinology, Respiratory Disease, Rheumatology, Robotic Surgery, Speech Therapy, Sports Medicine, Stroke Center (Certified), Surgery, Urology, Women’s and Infants’ Services, Wound Center.
Heritage Valley Beaver
Number of Licensed Beds: 334
Total Personnel: 2,000+
Heritage Valley Health System
1000 Dutch Ridge Rd.,
Beaver, PA 15009
Medical and surgical services, Heart & Vascular Center (cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, cardiology, cardiac catheterization), emergency care, orthopedic surgery, oncology, rehabilitation, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, wound care and sleep lab.
Heritage Valley Sewickley
Number of Licensed Beds: 186
Total Personnel: 1,200+
Heritage Valley Health System
720 Blackburn Rd.,
Sewickley, PA 15143
Medical and surgical services, emergency care, cardiology, cancer care, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, rehabilitation, occupational medicine, sleep lab and vein medicine.
Number of Licensed Beds: 64
Total Personnel: 400+
401 E. Murphy Ave.,
Connellsville, PA 15425
Acute care, cardiac care, oncology, emergency care, surgical care (inpatient and outpatient), occupational health and rehabilitation service, mental health services (adolescent, adult and geriatric), swing bed program.
Number of Licensed Beds: 341
Allegheny Health Network
Coal Valley Road,
Jefferson Hills, PA 15236
Allergy and Immunology, Cardiovascular disease, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery , Asthma, Bariatric Surgery, Hematology/ Blood Cancer, Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Dementia, Dermatology, Diabetes, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Prenatal, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Labor and Delivery, Hematology, HIV AIDS Care, Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Infectious Disease, Infertility, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Nephrology, Nutrition, Occupational Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pulmonary Disease, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Post- Acute Care, Rheumatology, Senior Care, Sleep Medicine, Stroke, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Traumatic Stress, Travel Medicine, Urology, Urinary Incontinence, Wound Care.
Lifecare Hospital of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Number of Licensed Beds: 152
Total Personnel: 395
225 Penn Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Long-term, acute care facility.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Number of Licensed Beds: 327
Neonatal Beds: 77
Total Personnel: 2,600
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Specialty services: Obstetrics and gynecology, including a Level III NICU; infertility and reproductive endocrinology; genetics; oncology; urology and urogynecology; internal medicine; diabetes and endocrinology; general surgery; bariatric surgery; vascular surgery; geriatrics; emergency medicine; cardiology; and orthopaedics.
Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc.
Number of Licensed Beds: 210
Total Personnel: 1,300
1163 Country Club Rd.
Monongahela, PA 15063
Comprehensive oncology services, center for radiation and chemotherapy, medical/surgical, obstetrics/gynecology, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, drug and addictive disease treatment services, psychiatric, critical, cardiac care.
Ohio Valley General Hospital
Number of Licensed Beds: 138
Total Personnel: 515
25 Heckel Rd.,
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Pain Treatment, Wound Care, Pulmonary Health, Cardiac Care, General Hospital Sleep Evaluation, Cataract and Eye Surgery, Senior Care (Independent and Assisted Living), Medical Imaging, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Acute Rehabilitation, General and Advanced Surgery, Laboratory, Emergency and Primary Care, Occupational Medicine, Social Services, Nutritional Services, and Geropsych.
St. Clair Health Corp.
Number of Licensed Beds: 300+
Total Personnel: 2,006
1000 Bower Hill Rd.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Cancer center, center for pulmonary health, women’s and children’s center, heart center, center for motion recovery, center for behavioral and mental health, and emergency center.
Number of Licensed Beds: 209
Total Personnel: 1,296
500 West Berkley St.,
Uniontown, PA 15401
General medical and surgical care, obstetrics, emergency services, cardiac care, diagnostic services, physical rehabilitation, hospital-based outpatient care, nursing services and Digestive Health Center.
Number of Licensed Beds: 155
Total Personnel: 826
2775 Mosside Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146
Specialty Services: Breast surgery, cardiology, colorectal, critical care, diabetes and endocrinology, diagnostic and imaging/radiology services, emergency medicine, endovascular and vascular therapy, gastroenterology, general and minimally invasive surgery, gynecology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, infusion services, nephrology/renal, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), outpatient services, pain management, pathology, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, pulmonary and thoracic diseases, radiation oncology, rheumatology, thoracic surgery, urology, vascular surgery, women’s health, and wound care.
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive Cranberry Township, PA 16066
1-855-93-SPORT (77678) UPMCSportsMedicine.com
Specialty services: Orthopaedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, imaging, sports nutrition, sports performance, and concussion.
Number of Licensed Beds: 195
Total Personnel: 798
1500 Fifth Ave.,
McKeesport, PA 15132
Specialty Services: Cardiac care, emergency services, geriatrics, obstetrics/ gynecology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, skilled nursing, dental and oral surgery, wound healing services, orthopaedics, podiatry, neurology including stroke, palliative care, otolaryngology, dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, diagnostic testing, endocrinology, family and internal medicine, gasteroenterology, general surgery, imaging services, home health services, rheumatology, social services, thoracic surgery, urology, vascular surgery, women’s health, and critical care.
Number of Licensed Beds: 495 Neonatal Beds: 12
Total Personnel: 2,496
1400 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Specialty services: Addiction medicine; behavioral health, burn care, cancer care; ear/nose/throat care (hearing and balance, sinus center, voice center); emergency services; esophageal and lung surgery; gastrointestinal services; general surgery; heart and vascular services; neonatal intensive care unit; nerve disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; obstetrics care/women’s care; orthopaedic care; outpatient services; rehabilitation services; stroke care; therapeutic apheresis; trauma services; urology; vision and eye care (outpatient services, surgical services); and wound healing services.
Number of Licensed Beds: 35
Total Personnel: 204
One St. Francis Way,
Cranberry Township, PA
Specialty Services: Emergency care, Comprehensive Breast Center, diagnostic services, and outpatient surgical services.
Number of Licensed Beds: 427
Total Personnel: 1699
9100 Babcock Blvd.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Specialty Services: Cancer, heart and vascular, spine, gastrointestinal and colorectal, orthopaedic surgery, thoracic surgery, and women’s health programs.
Number of Licensed Beds: 657
Total Personnel: 5,608
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Specialty services: Organ transplantation; inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services; cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery; Level I trauma services; and sports medicine. Includes Eye & Ear Institute (ophthalmology and otolaryngology services), UPMC Montefiore (senior care, transplantation, including the Starzl Transplantation Institute), and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC (addiction medicine services, adult depression and anxiety services, child and adolescent services).
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 S. Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
1-855-93-SPORT (77678) UPMCSportsMedicine.com
Specialty services: Orthopaedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, imaging, sports nutrition, sports performance, and concussion.
Number of Licensed Beds: 517
Total Personnel: 2,821
5230 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Specialty services: Cancer institute; primary care; cardiology and cardiac surgery; vascular surgery; geriatrics; orthopaedics; emergency medicine; oncology; neurosurgery; digestive disorder care; sports medicine; and gynecology.
UPMC St. Margaret
Number of Licensed Beds: 248
Total Personnel: 1,358
815 Freeport Rd.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Specialty Services: General surgery, orthopaedic surgery, thoracic surgery, stroke care, emergency medicine, geriatric care, cardiology, cancer, rheumatology, and sports medicine.
The Washington Hospital
Number of Licensed Beds: 265
Total Personnel: 2,000
155 Wilson Ave.,
Washington, PA 15301
Cardiology, oncology, obstetrics and newborn, rehabilitation, emergency care, neurosurgery, opthalmology, plastic surgery, family practice, laser.
West Penn Hospital
Number of Licensed Beds: 317
Allegheny Health Network
4800 Friendship Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Allergy and Immunology, Cardiovascular disease, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery, Asthma, Bariatric Surgery, Hematology/ Blood Cancer, Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology, anesthesiology/ pain medicine, bariatric surgery, bone marrow and cell transplantation, burn trauma, colorectal surgery, critical care medicine, dermatology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology/diabetes, esophageal disease, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, geriatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, labor and delivery, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, lupus, maternal and fetal medicine, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oral/maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, otolaryngology, otorhinolaryngology, pain medicine, pathology and laboratory medicine, pediatrics, pelvic floor disorders, plastic and reconstructive surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, primary care medicine, pulmonary medicine, reproductive medicine and infertility, rheumatology and autoimmune disorders, sleep disorders, thoracic surgery, urology.