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Stories of Impact

Your generous donations to support the AHN Women’s Institute make all of this possible.

A Message from Dr. Klein-Patel
Dr. Klein-Patel

As chair of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Women’s Institute, I oversee obstetrics, gynecology, gynecological oncology, urogynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility across the network’s acute-care hospitals.

I joined AHN’s West Penn Hospital as an attending physician and director of resident research in 2013, where I co-founded AHN’s first midlife gynecology and menopausal medicine practice. Since then I've led numerous initiatives focused on improving the patient experience and boosting operational excellence for the AHN Women’s Institute.

When I became chair during COVID-19, I felt it couldn’t be a distraction from our clinical goals. We continued to focus on high quality, safety, and access for our patients. Moving forward, we plan to further develop our Centers of Excellence, particularly in the areas of pelvic health, endometriosis and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and continue to cultivate our relationship with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

I’m honored to share a few stories of your impact on the AHN Women’s Institute, and I invite you to connect with us to learn more about the high-level, individualized care you made possible.

Dr. Marcia Klein-Patel, MD
Chair of the AHN Women’s Institute

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Research Funding Means Better Patient Outcomes
Dr. Nakayama

Ovarian cancer is infamously difficult to diagnose, and subsequently often deadly. But through the power of philanthropy, physicians like Dr. John “Jay” Nakayama at the AHN Women’s Institute are embarking on research to improve screening diagnostics and evolve prevention strategies. Through the generosity of donors, gynecologic research supports better patient outcomes through prevention and treatment.

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The James and Marilyn A. Gilmore Foundation Funds Resident Research
Gilmore foundation

With funding from the James and Marilyn A. Gilmore Foundation, Nicole Gaulin, a fourth-year OB/GYN resident at AHN, has made advances in several areas of women’s health research, resulting in a few peer-reviewed articles and conference presentations. These will improve the lives of countless women and lay the foundation for her future career.

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An 'Attitude of Gratitude' at AHN
Dr. Kolthoff

 After a gynecological cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2020, OB-GYN Dr. Marta Kolthoff, director of clinical genetics and director of Olivia’s Angels Perinatal Palliative Care Program at AHN West Penn, and her husband, fellow OB-GYN Dr. Andrew Sword, founded the annual Krivak Humanism Award to recognize residents going above and beyond for their patients. Their philanthropic donation is made in the resident’s name to encourage an “attitude of gratitude” and inspire a more caring culture of medicine.

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Chick-fil-A Makes an Impact on Patients and Families

Thank you to our local Chick-fil-A locations for their generous donations to their local AHN community hospitals. Many have supported our NICU and new parents throughout Pennysylvania, making the transition from hospital to home as a family more stress-free and rewarding.

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Thank you for your generosity to the AHN Women’s Institute. Together, we’re creating a remarkable health experience, freeing people to be their best.
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