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2014-09-02 16:25:56

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of reducing customer confusion about its members' access to UPMC facilities and doctors, Highmark Inc.'s final transition plan today was posted on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department website and will be implemented immediately by Highmark. The plan clearly spells out Highmark's provider network and member protections in place when UPMC terminates many of its contracts with Highmark on December 31, 2014. The plan also provides insight...

2014-08-26 12:28:15

CMU BrainHub(SM) Will Take New Approach To Create Tools To Better Understand the Link Between Brain and Behavior PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHub(SM), a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors....

2014-08-25 23:11:46

Pittsburgh, PA Family Services of Western Pennsylvania named Stephen Christian-Michaels President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 14, 2014. Previously, Mr. Christian-Michaels served Family Services as Chief Operating Officer since 1998. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Family Services of Western Pennsylvania named Stephen Christian-Michaels President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 14, 2014. Previously, Mr. Christian-Michaels served Family Services as Chief...

2014-08-13 23:10:27

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center East (UPMC East) Receives ACE Accreditation, Approved by the Exceptions Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The exceptions committee from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced its approval of the UPMC East application to perform elective PCI without onsite open heart surgery for their cardiac catheterization lab. The decision by the Commonwealth to provide the exception was based, in part, on...

2014-07-24 23:14:45

The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients...

2014-07-09 23:14:12

UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. The newest UV robot, nicknamed “Violet,” was recently given to UPMC Passavant by the Passavant Hospital Foundation. Since...

2014-06-27 12:26:45

Terms in Consent Decree Will Put Patients First in Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015. "For some time, the people of western Pennsylvania have been concerned about where and how they will...

2014-06-27 12:26:43

New beginning in health care provides roadmap for assuring high-quality, affordable health care PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pennsylvania residents will have access to doctors and hospitals and new levels of protection against health care disruption under the terms of a new accord announced today by Gov. Tom Corbett in Harrisburg. Highmark Health fully supports the arrangement, formally two consent decrees, noting that it provides a "roadmap" for how Highmark...

2014-06-10 08:25:30

In the news release, U.S. News & World Report Announces the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-2015, issued 10-Jun-2014 by U.S. News & World Report over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC should be ranked #9 on the 'Honor Roll' rather than #8 as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: U.S. News & World Report Announces the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-2015 Boston Children's Hospital and...

2014-06-10 00:21:40

Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Top the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals, today released Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15. The rankings help guide families of children with life-threatening or rare conditions to the best medical care available. Access to the rankings, which can be found at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings, is free....


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