State-of-the-Art Facility at Site of former Latitude 360 Building will Serve as the New Home for AHN’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and Behavioral Health Services, among other programs
North Fayette, Pa. – Representatives of Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) today joined community leaders for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to celebrate the launch of AHN’s North Fayette Health + Wellness Pavilion – a state-of-the-art facility offering an array of primary and specialty outpatient services anchored by the network’s Center for Reproductive Medicine.
The new $70 million, 68,000-square-foot AHN facility, located at 200 Quinn Drive in North Fayette Township, will officially open to patients on Monday for most services being offered at the location. AHN’s Center for Reproductive Medicine will open to patients in May.
“Today marks the latest milestone for AHN and Highmark Health in our ongoing journey to transform health care for patients and their families in the communities where they live and work,” said Bruce Meyer, MD, Executive Vice President and Western PA Market President, Highmark Health. “This investment in Pittsburgh’s western suburbs is an exciting expansion of our footprint, and we truly look forward to the remarkable health experiences that it will provide to those who seek care here.”
AHN North Fayette will serve as the new home base for AHN’s comprehensive Center for Reproductive Medicine, a leading reproductive endocrinology program and licensed ambulatory surgery facility for infertility treatments. The AHN reproductive medicine team will work exclusively from the new location to provide tailored plans, from initial consultation through prescribed care journey, which could include ovulation-stimulating medications, in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination, and sperm testing, among other infertility therapies.
AHN worked closely with clinicians, architects and buildings designers to create a world-class facility centered around the patient experience. AHN North Fayette features a separate, distinct entrance for women undergoing infertility treatments. Inside, the center is equipped with private, spacious waiting areas and exam rooms – away from obstetric patients, families, and those who may be expecting.
“Thoughtful collaboration among our teams has resulted in a beautiful, patient-centered design that considers the deeply complex health journey of these patients, both physically and emotionally,” said Marcia Klein-Patel, MD, PhD, Chair of AHN Women’s Institute, “With their own entrance and separate facilities, women undergoing infertility procedures are welcomed in an appropriate, calming environment and will be among those who are on similar care paths.”
The surgical center, post-op area and outpatient labs are also accessed via a designated entrance and exit. For patients accessing primary care or other specialty outpatient services, the facility’s main entrance will direct them to a centralized registration hub.
Additional clinical services offered at the Pavilion include primary care, behavioral health for adults and children, including AHN Women’s Behavioral Health; a full spectrum of diagnostic imaging capabilities; and onsite specialists in orthopedics, endocrinology, rheumatology, obstetrics and gynecology services; as well as physician-led rotating specialty clinics for maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology, cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, pain medicine, bariatrics and podiatry.
Express care and walk-in services will also be available at the Pavilion for extended and weekend hours starting in May, complemented by an on-site laboratory and advanced imaging suite. AHN North Fayette will house one of the area’s first 3T MRI scanners – a leading-edge technology that produces exceptionally detailed images of the anatomy. CT, ultrasound, DEXA bone density scanner, Xray and mammography are also available at the Pavilion.
“The opening of this magnificent facility is yet another example of our Living Health model coming to life through more convenient community access to services, through innovative solutions and care pathways that help patients live their best lives and through leading clinical expertise across every discipline,” said Jim Benedict, chief operating officer at AHN.
AHN partnered with Orangestar Property Advisors and Sentinel Construction to develop the North Fayette Health + Wellness Pavilion. RM Creative served as the project architect.
North Fayette will become AHN’s sixth Health + Wellness Pavilion, joining others serving the communities of Wexford, Bethel Park, Peters Township and Erie’s east and west sides. Today’s ribbon-cutting comes on the heels of the opening of AHN’s Montour Sports Medicine complex in November 2022, AHN Seneca Valley outpatient center in August 2022, and AHN Wexford hospital in September 2021.