Northwest Bank Makes Donation to Allegheny Health Network, Provides Distraction Art for Pediatric Expansion at Wexford Hospital

October 18, 2023

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, today announced a $12,000 donation in support of Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) pediatric expansion at Wexford Hospital.

Expanded pediatric services at AHN Wexford will provide families with convenient access to high-quality orthopedic, ENT and inpatient care for children with acute medical conditions. The expansion also includes specialized accommodations for neurodiverse pediatric patients.

Northwest Bank’s contribution helped fund a distraction art installation feature for a pediatric room on the third floor of Wexford Hospital. The piece, created by ArtLine Ltd, was installed on the ceiling to resemble a bright sky filled with beautiful kites. Art installations such as these improve the patient experience by serving as a welcome distraction from treatment, helping reduce stress, anxiety and pain.

“In addition to providing around-the-clock care for children suffering from acute medical conditions, AHN Wexford’s pediatric expansion focuses on ensuring the best possible patient experience through distraction art installations, kid-friendly accommodations, therapeutic playrooms and more,” said Allan Klapper, MD, president of AHN Wexford hospital. The expansion of our pediatric services, which allows children to receive the overnight care they need close to home, is a significant milestone for the community and would not be possible without the help of generous donors such as Northwest Bank.”

“As a community bank, our commitment to charitable giving is a cornerstone of our identity and helps define our mission at Northwest,” said Julie Hughes, region president. “It is our privilege to support the health of the Greater Pittsburgh community and contribute to the expansion of AHN Wexford’s pediatric services.”

About Northwest
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company of Northwest Bank. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, as well as treasury management solutions and wealth management services. Northwest currently operates 134 full-service community banking offices and eight free-standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. The common stock of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NWBI"). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed online at

About the Allegheny Health Network

Allegheny Health Network (, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania region.  The Network is composed of 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, Health + Wellness Pavilions, multiple employed physician organizations, home and community-based health services, a research institute, and a group purchasing organization. The Network provides patients with access to a complete spectrum of advanced medical services, including nationally recognized programs for primary and emergency care, trauma care, cardiovascular disease, organ transplantation, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, women’s health, diabetes, autoimmune disease and more.  AHN employs approximately 21,000 people, has more than 2,600 physicians on its medical staff and serves as a clinical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine