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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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