City Council Approves UPMC Mercy Expansion, Despite Outrage From Community

By LIZ REID & KATHLEEN J. DAVIS • JUL 31, 2018 After an emotional day in the City County Building, Pittsburgh City Council voted 7-2 to approve UPMC’s expansion of its Mercy campus in Uptown. The decision came after nearly two hours of public comment from community members opposing the plan. Many spoke out against Read More

Activists And Employees Pack City Council Chambers For Hearing On Proposed UPMC Hospital In Uptown

  KATHLEEN J. DAVIS / 90.5 WESA About 100 people filled Pittsburgh City Council chambers Tuesday for a hearing on a proposed UPMC vision and rehabilitation hospital in Uptown. Many were opposed to the plan and called on the multi-billion-dollar non-profit to provide more affordable care and offer expanded benefits for employees. “Engaging the community is not Read More

Activists Oppose New UPMC Hospital, Want Expanded Treatment For Addiction, Mental Health & More

By SARAH BODEN • JUL 17, 2018 A march is scheduled on Tuesday ahead of a public hearing at Pittsburgh’s city council about a proposed UPMC vision and rehabilitation hospital in Uptown. A coalition of Pittsburgh community organizations say they’re concerned with the health care system’s plan to build a trio of specialty hospitals, including Read More