State lawmakers weigh in on UPMC’s plan to transform patient care — and invest in Western Pennsylvania — with the addition of three new specialty hospitals.
UPMC announced earlier this month a plan to invest $2 billion over the next five years to advance its patient care, hospitals, and science.
The all-new UPMC Hillman Cancer Hospital, UPMC Heart and Transplant Hospital, and UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation at UPMC Mercy will offer next-generation treatments and technology-enhanced care. Learn more about UPMC’s vision.
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House Speaker Mike Turzai
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, who represents North Hills communities, knows firsthand what the investment means to UPMC’s nearly 80,000 workers — his wife, Lidia, is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Sen. Don White
Senator Don White, a lifelong Indiana County resident and father of a thoracic surgeon, said he was energized by the announcement.
Sen. Jay Costa
A native of the Steel City, Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa said he believes the project will bolster the region’s workforce and leave a major impact on the health care industry at large.
A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 90,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.8 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.4 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $500 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.