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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.