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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.

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.

About UPMC

Based in Pittsburgh, UPMC is a world-renowned health care provider and insurer. We operate 40 hospitals and more than 700 doctor’s offices and outpatient centers. Our expert physicians are among the leaders in their fields, and we are leaders in groundbreaking research and treatment breakthroughs. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside ranks as “One of America’s Best Hospitals” and No. 1 in Pennsylvania in U.S. News & World Report’s listings.