Officials from Highmark Inc., and the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) today outlined the first phase of plans to significantly enhance the scope and sophistication of patient care services offered at Forbes Regional Hospital.
Through an initial investment of $20 million in the Forbes facility, the goal is to begin a process of modernizing and reconstructing the hospital and its campus to better meet the healthcare needs of the community and greatly improve the patient and visitor experience.
“West Penn Allegheny and its affiliated hospitals are vital community resources that play a critical role in the health and economic vitality of this region,” said Kenneth R. Melani, M.D., Highmark president and chief executive officer. “Several weeks ago, we shared great news with the residents and leaders of the Bloomfield community about our planned revitalization of West Penn Hospital. Today, those who live and work in the eastern suburbs, and all who have come to rely on Forbes Regional for its excellent patient care services, have reason to celebrate as well.”