Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network (ANH) is planning four neighborhood hospitals in western Pennsylvania, according to an article on the Healthcare Finance website.
ANH's microhospital will feature an an emergency department, 10 inpatient beds for observation and short-stay use, diagnostic care, primary and specialty care and other services.
Physician practices at the site will include specialists in neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, cardiology, general and breast surgery and women's subspecialties.
The hospital's design is meant to be patient-friendly. Nursing stations will be configured to maximize sightlines and accessibility, which means staff can more easily monitor exam rooms. An onsite lab will expedite testing processes to minimize waiting for results.
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