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Allegheny General Hospital gets recognition for heart failure care

Allegheny General Hospital in the North Side has earned top recognition for its heart failure program from a national health care organization, the hospital announced Thursday.

The Illinois-based Joint Commission awarded the facility Advanced Certification in Heart Failure, making Allegheny General the only hospital in Western Pennsylvania to receive the distinction.

A Joint Commission expert reviewed the hospital’s heart failure care in September, a voluntary process that examines how clinicians improve patient health over the long term. It focuses in part on how hospitals handle transitions from inpatient to outpatient care settings.

Drs. Raymond Benza and Stephen Bailey lead the heart failure program at Allegheny General, part of the Highmark-owned Allegheny Health Network.

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