Suzanne M. Labriola, DO, an internal medicine physician specializing in hospital-based care, has been named Chief Medical Officer of Allegheny Health Network’s Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. She replaces Margaret Meals, MD, who retired from the hospital.
Dr. Labriola has served AHN as a hospitalist at Allegheny General, Forbes, West Penn, AGH-Suburban and Canonsburg hospitals. She is board-certified in internal medicine and palliative medicine, and practiced palliative medicine at Allegheny Valley. At AHN, she also serves as Chair of Advance Care Planning.
Dr. Labriola is a graduate of Fox Chapel High School, Duke University and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She served her internship and residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.
“We are pleased to announce Dr. Labriola’s appointment as chief medical officer at Allegheny Valley Hospital,” said Tony Farah, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AHN, and President, Allegheny Clinic. “Her experience as a physician exemplifies the personalized, patient-centered care for which AVH has long been known.”
Allegheny Valley has served the community for more than 100 years, offering advanced care close to home. The 200-bed hospital offers a broad spectrum of programs including medical and surgical services, inpatient and geriatric psychiatric care, cardiology, orthopaedics and cancer care. AVH’s outpatient care centers in New Kensington, Natrona Heights and Vandergrift provide a wide range of diagnostic services in convenient locations.
About the Allegheny Health Network:
Allegheny Health Network (AHN.ORG), part of Highmark Health, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is comprised of eight hospitals, including its flagship academic medical center Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Westfield Memorial Hospital and West Penn Hospital; an employed physician organization, a research institute, health + wellness pavilions, home and community-based health services and a group purchasing organization. The Network employs approximately 17,500 people, and has more than 2,100 physicians on its medical staff. The Network also serves as a clinical campus for Temple University School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.