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2011-08-18 11:27:00

PITTSBURGH and STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stamford Hospital, a 305-bed teaching facility in Stamford, Conn., will soon be one of the first hospitals in the country to provide innovative technology from SmartRoom® in every room so that care is safer for patients and simpler to provide for clinicians. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/NE54466LOGO ) Launched three years ago at UPMC and jointly funded by IBM, the SmartRoom solution uses...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

ERIE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan celebrates the official opening of its new Northwest Pennsylvania regional retail sales office in downtown Erie with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning followed by an open house and family wellness fair at its new location in the Boston Store, located at 716 State St. Diane P. Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan, and Erie Mayor Joseph E. Sinnott will officially cut the ribbon in a ceremony scheduled for 10:15 a.m....

2011-08-02 11:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. today launched www.highmarkchoicematters.com, which provides important information on Highmark's commitment to preserve health care choice in Western Pennsylvania for individuals, employers, seniors and physicians. Recent news stories regarding Highmark's contract with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the viability of the West Penn Allegheny Health System have raised concerns throughout the Western Pennsylvania...

2011-07-18 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group has released the 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, its 22nd annual publication of the analysis. The rankings are freely available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale August 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO ) The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among...

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2011-07-18 06:00:00

A link between falling and Alzheimer's and a simple eye test that could help detect the disease were among the hot topics presented Sunday at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference, which opened this weekend in Paris, France. Both studies were a part of an emphasis on pre-emptive Alzheimer's detection. "I don't think we can wait until people develop Alzheimer's disease or mild Alzheimer's," Dr. William Klunk, a member of the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at the...

2011-05-05 11:40:00

PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members and supporters of the Save Our Community Hospitals (SOCH) organization held an informational picket today at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival (PWF). The festival took place at the West Lounge at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers. SOCH was there to inform festival goers how their donations will likely be used by the event's beneficiary, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The PWF proudly...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH and PARIS, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) have signed an agreement to jointly develop a telemedicine platform and suite of applications that will enable patients to receive care even when they are far from doctors and hospitals. This newest collaboration builds on a relationship and co-development agreement dating back to 2006 between UPMC and Alcatel-Lucent. The solution, expected to be ready for commercial launch in early...

2011-04-25 10:30:00

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan has been chosen as the exclusive provider of a health care benefits program for COGCare, an insurance cooperative representing 40 Councils of Government (COG) that include over 400 municipalities, county governments and other local governmental agencies in western Pennsylvania. COGCare will allow UPMC Health Plan to offer high quality, affordable health care to all employees who are part of the coalition. UPMC Health Plan was...

2011-04-19 09:03:00

PITTSBURGH, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC WorkPartners, part of the world-renowned UPMC global health enterprise, announces a major expansion of its integrated health and productivity services to companies in Western Pennsylvania and across the country. Highlighting the expansion are on-site clinics and mobile health management, as well as state-of-the-art health and wellness product lines, and an enhanced website. The new www.workpartners.com includes downloadable product brochures...


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