Mark D. Boughton, the mayor of Danbury, Conn., developed an epidermoid brain cyst that was impacting both his vision and ability to speak. With the assistance of high-definition fiber tracking, developed at the University of Pittsburgh, Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA, chair of the UPMC Department of Neurological Surgery, was able to determine the safest, most precise way to reach and remove the tumor, restoring Mayor Boughton’s health. UPMC is leading the way in applying this innovative technology to a variety of complex brain conditions.
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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.