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Altoona Hospital

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Take a tour, starting at the cafeteria 
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The Altoona Hospital is a 344-bed medical facility which combines the latest advances in health care with warmth and concern for patients and their families. 222 physicians are on our hospital staff representing a full range of medical and surgical specialties. Altoona Hospital serves Blair County and is offering a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services which include:

Alcohol/chemical dependency inpatient unit and outpatient services
Ambulatory surgery services

Birthing room
Blood bank
CT scanning
Cardiac catheterization laboratory
Cardiac surgery
Diagnostic radioisotope facility
Emergency services
Histopathology laboratory
Hospice unit
Intensive care unit (cardiac care)
Lithotripsy (mobile unit)
Newborn Nursery
Obstetrics unit
Pediatric inpatient unit
Physical therapy/occupational therapy services
Progressive care step-down unit
Psychiatric inpatient unit and services
Radioactive implants
Respiratory therapy services

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Hospital Departments

Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Emergency Services
Department of Family Practice
Department of Laboratory Services
Department of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Department of Pediatrics & Newborn
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Radiology
Department of Radiation Oncology
Department of Surgery
Department of Specialized Surgery
Department of Dentistry
Department of Medical Education and Research

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Centers for Excellence
Center for Birth and Growth
Center for Cancer Care
Center for Cardiac Care
Center for Joint Care
Center for Mental Health Services
Center for Pain Management
Center for Spine Care

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Altoona Hospital is a community hospital that serves as referral center for Blair, Huntington, Bedford, Clearfield, and Centre counties. The Hospital was founded by the Pennsylvania Railroad to serve the needs of a burgeoning railroad town at the beginning of the twentieth century. Today, Altoona is a vibrant City of 65,000 in Blair County with a total population of 110,000. The hospital has one of the premiere open heart and cardiac surgery programs in the state of Pennsylvania. It is staffed 24 hours a day by Board certified trauma surgeons.  1300 babies are delivered every year in the state of the art LDRP suites.