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Pittsburgh - AGH Designated 'Premium Cardiac Specialty Center'

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Allegheny General Hospital recently earned designation as a Premium Cardiac Specialty Center by insurer UnitedHealth. The hospital was specifically lauded by UnitedHealth for its quality of care in cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.

The UnitedHealth Premium Specialty Center designation program identifies cardiac facilities that meet specific criteria and recognizes them for their commitment to quality healthcare. The program was developed to assist consumers in making more informed choices about healthcare providers and in selecting high-quality, cost-efficient care.

To be considered for designation, hospitals must complete a survey and submit outcomes data through the American College of Cardiologists or the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

The hospital also must have cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and catheterization lab staff available to provide emergent invasive cardiac care and cardiovascular surgical care within 30 minutes of a patient's need.


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