The Monroeville Surgery Center is #1 on Newsweek’s list

Allegheny Health Network’s Monroeville Surgery Center was ranked number one in Pennsylvania and number 10 in the United States on Newsweek’s latest list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

AHN’s Westmoreland Outpatient Center and Bethel Park Surgery Center also made Newsweek’s list, ranking fourth and eighth in Pennsylvania, respectively.

In addition to recommendations from medical professionals, Newsweek bases its rankings on publicly reported performance data for each facility, analyzed by research partner Statista. Centers on the Newsweek list represent the top 5% of more than 5,000 Medicare-certified outpatient surgery centers in the United States.

“Newsweek’s recognition of our surgical centers is a tremendous vote of confidence in the exceptional quality of care provided by our outstanding nursing team at these award-winning facilities,” said Dr. Frank Costa, medical director of the Monroeville Surgery Center.

AHN’s Monroeville Surgery Center opened in 2013 and has since expanded to offer a full range of surgical specialties including urology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and gynecology. The majority of the procedures performed at the site are orthopedic surgeries.

“Recently, our orthopedic surgeons have begun performing same-day hip and knee replacements, which is very exciting for patients who are good candidates,” said Karen Maloney, vice president of AHN’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers. “The ability to have surgery in the morning and return home later in the afternoon to begin recovery in the comfort of your own home is extremely attractive to most patients.”

AHN was the first healthcare system in western Pennsylvania to begin performing joint replacement procedures in the outpatient surgery center.

“To be recognized by Newsweek as one of the top surgical centers in the country is a tremendous honor,” said Dr. Sricharan Chalikonda, Head of Clinical Operations and Chair of the Surgical Institute for AHN. “Patients who entrust their surgical care to AHN have the expectation that they will receive it from highly trained, caring professionals, and our ASC staff treats that expectation with great respect. They very much deserve this recognition and should be proud of their excellent work and the difference they are making in the lives of our patients.”

AHN’s Westmoreland Endoscopy Center opened in January 2018 to perform outpatient gastroenterology procedures. AHN’s Bethel Park Surgery Center is located in the network’s Bethel Park Health + Wellness Pavilion and opened in October 2015. It is a full-service, multidisciplinary ASC where orthopedics, gastroenterology, general surgery and pain management are some of the specialty surgeries offered.