West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh, temporarily closed its lung transplant program at Allegheny General Hospital.
Pa. system halts lung transplant program
Dan Laurent, a spokesman for the system, said West Penn would seek to make changes during the hiatus to increase volume for the program, which was launched in 2008 and has conducted four lung transplants.
He declined to say what steps the system would take to increase volume. No date has been set to resume the program, Laurent said. West Penn notified the United Network for Organ Sharing, a not-for-profit transplant coordinator, of the decision. The system's heart, lung and kidney transplant programs continue to operate.
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