Women's Health at AHN Saint Vincent Hospital

At Saint Vincent Hospital, we provide care for all of her, all of her life. We offer health care services for women in Erie including pregnancy prevention and planning, labor and delivery services, maternal fetal medicine, women’s behavioral health services, and menopause care.

Women’s health care at Saint Vincent Hospital: Why choose us?

We’re constantly improving and expanding our women’s health care services throughout the Erie region. In 2022, CareChex® said, “Saint Vincent Hospital is rated the No. 1 hospital in Erie for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care and Women’s Health”.*  With a new OB-GYN practice that offers midwifery care, newly renovated clinics, and a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), our goal is to make you and your family as comfortable as possible as you receive specialized care.

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SVH’s new OB-GYN practice

See the same provider from positive tests to baby’s first breath. Get consistent, one-on-one care from an OB-GYN or midwife.

AHN health care services for women

AHN Women at Saint Vincent provides access to services including:

Breast cancer screening and surgery

We have cutting-edge diagnostic services including automated whole breast ultrasound, which helps identify lumps in dense breast tissue. If something abnormal does appear, our breast cancer nurse navigators will walk you through your diagnosis and treatment. We also have a female, fellowship-trained breast surgeon who works alongside our plastic surgeon on breast reconstructions.

Cosmetic surgery

From removing wrinkles to tummy tucks, we offer a wide range of procedures and surgeries to enhance and reconstruct your appearance.

Gynecologic oncology

Our leading women’s health care specialists diagnose and treat gynecologic cancers (any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs) including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.

Our state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit includes new, private rooms for delivery and postpartum, jetted showers, and hydrotherapy tubs for relief during and after labor. With a level III NICU that recently received a multi-million dollar update, your little one will have the latest technology with isolettes and infant swings. Plus, you’ll be able to keep an eye on your new addition with 24/7 video streaming.

Lymphedema treatment and therapy

Your specially trained therapist at Women’s Rehabilitation Services will work with you to determine whether you have primary or secondary lymphedema and develop a treatment plan that best suits your condition and needs. Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part usually occurring in the extremities. It can also occur in the face, neck, abdomen, or genitals. Lymphedema is the result of the abnormal accumulation of protein-rich edema fluid in the affected area. Once you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, you need to be taught how to manage it. Therapy may include some, or all, of the aspects of complete decongestive therapy (CDT).

Mammograms at AHN Breast Imaging Center

Mammograms are recommended for all women over the age of 40. This 20-minute screening is your first line of defense against breast cancer and could wind up saving your life.

The AHN Breast Imaging Center is an outpatient facility of Saint Vincent Hospital. It provides patients with the latest diagnostic and breast imaging technology and services. Patients can get access to automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) advanced imaging, giving people with dense breast tissue the ability to be diagnosed sooner, so that they can receive treatment faster. We also have fellowship-trained women’s imaging radiologists and physicians who have been trained to identify cancerous tissue in the breasts leading to better identification and treatment for patients. We also offer 3D breast tomosynthesis, improved comfort upright stereotactic biopsy, two breast health nurse navigators, and general ultrasound.

In addition, the new facility has been designed to improve patient flow so that patients can receive their readings faster than ever.

To schedule your mammogram at the AHN Breast Imaging Center, please call (814) 452-5228. Other AHN diagnostic imaging centers are also available in the Erie, PA region.

Maternal fetal medicine

Maternal fetal medicine (MFM) specialists help manage complicated and high-risk pregnancies. Our partnership with Johns Hopkins offers access to additional MFM experts for even more specialized care.

With a new OB-GYN practice that includes midwifery care, you can see the same provider before, during, and after a pregnancy.

Urogynecology

We have a range of health care services that help women who suffer from urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain, and recurring urinary tract infections.

AHN Women is here to support you throughout your pregnancy and after you deliver your child with women’s behavioral health services for perinatal mental health and postpartum depression. We offer the only comprehensive behavioral health program in the region with individual and group counseling. Learn more about women’s behavioral health services, including our unique, intensive outpatient therapy for moms and babies.

Physical rehabilitation services for women

This program offers innovative treatment and physical therapies, helping women regain their strength and improve their quality of life. The specialists at Saint Vincent Women’s Rehabilitation Services offer treatments and techniques to assist women both during pregnancy and after delivery, including pelvic floor therapy and physical therapy.

Reproductive genetics

We offer genetic services and counseling for couples who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. This includes noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis, and DNA analysis.

Contact us

Call (814) 87-WOMEN (814) 879-6636 to schedule an appointment or learn more about the AHN Women Center for Comprehensive Health Care at Saint Vincent. 

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Source: 2022 CareChex® by Quantros, Inc. 

The Northeast region includes Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Southwestern PA region is the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV CSA (Combined Statistical Area), excluding Greene and Lawrence County.

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