Pennsylvania Policy Makers Talk Innovation at UPMC

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.

Pennsylvania House Speaker Turzai Talks Innovation at UPMC

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. Don White Talks Innovation at UPMC

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.

Sen. Jay Costa Talks Innovation at UPMC

About UPMC

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, UPMC is a world-renowned health care provider and insurer. We operate 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient centers, with locations throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, West Virginia, and internationally. We employ 4,900 physicians, and we are leaders in clinical care, groundbreaking research, and treatment breakthroughs. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside as one of the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. We are dedicated to providing Life Changing Medicine to our communities.