Health Care

With multiple major health care facility expansions and top senior living opportunities in the area, the Pittsburgh North region is the ideal place for any family to live and retire.

Not only does the area boast some of the most highly recognized health care facilities in the state, but the region is also gaining additional services and care with new facilities and expansions on the horizon.

Most recently, one of the area’s largest health care systems Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced a new Wexford Hospital slated for completion in 2021. The hospital is slated to be a full-service patient-centered, 160-bed facility for the residents of the Pittsburgh northern suburbs. “The AHN Wexford Hospital will offer comprehensive women and infant care, including labor and delivery services; advanced cardiac, neurosurgical, orthopedic and cancer care; a 24-room emergency department and short-stay observation unit featuring pediatric rooms; an adult intensive care unit; operating rooms that provide minimally invasive robotic surgical capabilities; 160 all-private inpatient rooms; and a host of other patient- and family-friendly clinical programs, amenities and services,” according to a press release from AHN.

The new 345,000-square-foot facility will be an addition to the already existing health system’s Health + Wellness Pavilion which opened in 2014. AHN Wexford is expected to employ more than 500 health care professionals.

In addition, the Pittsburgh North region will welcome a new outpatient health care facility, the UPMC Outpatient Center in Hampton Township.

The Center will bring yet another health care asset to the area providing primary care and after-hours care for children and adults as well as offer comprehensive testing, imaging and rehabilitation.

Great area health care amenities, as well as prime residential options bring an astounding number of senior adults and retirees to the Pittsburgh North region.

“Western Pennsylvania, particularly parts of Pittsburgh like the North Hills, has a large number or senior citizens and more getting ready to retire in the coming years,” said Nichole Mitcham, executive director of StoneCrest of McCandless, a senior living community set to open in early 2019. “The term ‘silver tsunami’ has been widely used to refer to the wave of seniors retiring.”

Mitcham said the “North Hills” has so much to offer seniors including “wonderful shopping, restaurants and of course world-class health care options.”

“We’re also so close to downtown that really anything you need or want is within reach. Furthermore, these options are all also very appealing to the adult children of seniors who are an important factor for seniors considering retirement living. We’re surrounded by all these wonderful amenities and soon we will be neighbors with a new neighbor hospital. The North Hills appears to be having a ‘boom’ in all sorts of services, we’re so excited to be a part of it!”

Senior living communities such as the up and coming Stonecrest are another reason the Pittsburgh North region is growing in popularity with senior adults. Stonecrest offers both personal and memory care neighborhoods, providing its residents with assistance catered to their specific needs.

The Pittsburgh North region has numerous senior living communities sure to meet the needs of any resident. With new growth and expansions, along with a great location for beautiful landscapes and all health care needs readily available, the area is sure to continue to thrive welcoming senior adults and other family alike.