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Ashlyn’s Story: A Dream Realized Because of Care Beyond Compare

Russell Wessel is a miracle baby. That’s what his parents, Ashlyn Wessel and Alex Sinclair, believe. And they credit the doctors and nurses at  Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Jefferson Hospital for Russell’s safe arrival. That’s where he was born October 8 — healthy but blissfully unaware that he’d just played a lead role in an amazing family […]

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Over 100 Years of Girl Empowerment at The Ellis School

For some, the dialogue about female empowerment is new, but at The Ellis School, generations of girls have been empowered. The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s only age 3 to grade 12 independent school dedicated to the education of girls. For over 100 years, Ellis girls have been educated in a nurturing environment designed specifically to instill leadership, confidence, […]

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Jefferson Hospital: Supporting Mothers in Attempting ‘VBAC’

AHN Staff Highly Skilled at Performing Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Dr. David A. Logan remembers the patient well. Jane was one week from delivering her baby. And she had just learned that the obstetrician overseeing her pregnancy had resigned unexpectedly from the local hospital. Having delivered her first child by cesarean section (C-section), Jane wanted […]

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Pediatrics at Jefferson Hospital: Care beyond Expectations

On-site counseling, walk-in appointments among services that take care to a higher level Last spring, Jessica had felt the greatest joy of her life: carrying newborn daughter Kayla through the front door of her home for the first time. The cheers and hugs of family greeted them on the other side. But just three months later, […]

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The Guilt of a Working Mom

Being a mom is hard. Being a working mom is really hard.  I’m not saying that being a SAHM or a WFHM is not hard, I’m saying that being a working mom is a different kind of hard.  Here’s my day, Monday – Friday. The alarm is set for 5:45am. Snooze! I am not a […]

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I am the Daughter of Immigrants

With everything going on here at home and around the world right now, I wanted to share my perspective as a first generation-born Indian woman in America. My parents immigrated here from India in the early 1970’s with very little to their name – they had a few dollars in their pocket and a hell […]

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