We are an independent, community-focused, full-service hospital located less than 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh in a Pennsylvania college town of 25,000. We are one of the larger hospitals in the area and have been serving the needs of the community since 1897. Today, that means meeting the medical needs of approximately 250,000 patients annually.

Over 90% of our medical staff are board certified and represent the complete spectrum of medical and surgical specialties. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic services allow practitioners to accurately evaluate patients and administer comprehensive treatment. Many diagnostic and treatment services are available at our numerous satellite facilities, which, added to our ambulatory surgery center, complement, and extend our hospital-based services.

Here you can also enjoy collegiate and professional sports, live theatre, and the arts. We’re located within 300 miles of Washington, D.C.; Columbus, OH; Philadelphia, PA;, Niagara Falls, and Cleveland, OH. An hour’s drive puts you at your choice of state parks, ski resorts, bike trails, horseback riding, kayaking, white-water rafting, and fishing, all in the pristine settings of mountains and rivers.

I chose Washington Health System Family Medicine Residency for many reasons, but the community feel was the most important. When I toured the residency as a student, everyone was so welcoming from the nurses to the cafeteria staff to the CEO. I did not get to one floor without a warm greeting and a smile in the hospital or the clinic. This remained throughout my residency, and I still have great friends at the Washington Health System years later.

Erin Shafer, DO, Class of 2017