Protests against Pittsburgh hospital expansion highlight city’s growing racial health disparities

Over 100 people spoke at a hearing in opposition to UPMC’s proposed $2 billion expansion. More than 100 activists and employees took turns speaking at a packed Pittsburgh City Council hearing Tuesday on the proposed $2 billion expansion of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. They were there to Read More

Hearing to discuss UPMC’s plan for new hospital on Mercy campus

SUZANNE ELLIOTT | Monday, April 16, 2018, 4:09 p.m. The Pittsburgh Planning Commission will hold a public hearing 2 p.m. Tuesday on the first floor of 200 Ross St. to discuss UPMC’s plans to build a new specialty Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital on the campus of UPMC Mercy. UPMC announced plans in November for three Read More

With 3 new hospitals in Pittsburgh, UPMC aims to be ‘Amazon of health care’

BEN SCHMITT AND WES VENTEICHER | Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, 11:05 p.m. Western Pennsylvania’s dominant health care system has room to grow in a fiercely competitive market, UPMC’s president and CEO said Friday as he announced plans to build three specialty hospitals at a cost of $2 billion. The system aims to fundamentally disrupt the Read More