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Pittsburgh Business Times: UPMC shoots down West Penn suggestion

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has shot down a plan offered by its chief rival to keep UPMC Braddock Hospital open while saving $250 million earmarked for a new UPMC hospital in Monroeville.

In full-page ads that ran in local newspapers on Thursday, West Penn Allegheny Health System President and CEO Dr. Christopher Olivia offered to open the Forbes Hospital to members of the UPMC Health Plan for care. The idea would allow UPMC to keep its Braddock Hospital open and save the money budgeted for a new 120-bed hospital, Olivia said.

The planned hospital is just a few miles from West Penn Hospital’s Forbes Campus Hospital, which has spurred questions from state and local business leaders about wasteful duplication of medical services. State approval for hospital construction projects is no longer necessary.

To read more, visit the Pittsburgh Business Times web site.


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