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Format: 04/18/2014
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: WPAHS CEO: Public funding a problem

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Faced with an elderly patient base that is shrinking in number, increased demand to care for those without insurance and uncertain government funding, steering a major health system through a major consolidation must feel like trying to repair a roof in a tornado.

But, coming off an $89.9 million operating loss last year, West Penn Allegheny Health System president CEO Christopher Olivia believes that he had little choice.

The Allegheny General Hospital Suburban campus in Bellevue and West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield were filling only 40 percent of their beds. "You can't charge enough to make up for the lack of volume," he told the Pittsburgh Technology Council audience on Thursday at the Rivers Club, Downtown.


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