Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announces its continued commitment to employees as their roles and work lives change in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
While the staffing needs at the network’s hospitals continue to evolve in order to meet the needs of patients, for the foreseeable future, AHN employees who experience reduced work hours, take on alternative work assignments or work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be paid.
Additionally, employees will continue to be paid if they are unable to work onsite or at home due to quarantine orders, are self-quarantined as advised by their health care provider, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking treatment, or because they are caring for an individual who is quarantined.
AHN is also providing secured lodging near the network’s hospitals for employees who prefer to distance themselves from their families for safety reasons and more convenient, closer parking.
AHN employees may call our dedicated nurse line, staffed round the clock, to obtain immediate response to their COVID-19-related questions or concerns.
“Without exception, our dedicated employees at every level have come together to care for our community with great compassion and skill during this uncertain and stressful time,” Cynthia Hundorfean, president and CEO, AHN said. “We could not be prouder of the incredible work they are doing, and we are committed to supporting them in every way possible as we respond to this unprecedented public health challenge.”
AHN launched two other initiatives to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and to keep its caregivers safe.
The #stayHOMEteam movement encourages people to commit to the shelter-in-place protocol. Additionally, the AHN “Ways to Help” initiative outlines several methods for giving back to AHN’s care teams, patients and the communities served by the organization.
To learn more, visit www.ahn.org/coronavirus/ways-to-help.