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2013-04-15 23:01:01

New super strong windows withstand impact of 2x4s hurled by EF5 winds. Joplin, MO (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Like a chain and its weakest link, the strength of a hospital´s outer shell depends on its most fragile pieces — the windows. That´s a crucial lesson from the May 2011 tornado that ravaged the old St. John´s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. And it´s knowledge Mercy is using to better protect its new Joplin hospital and facilities across four states in tornado...

2013-01-03 08:24:50

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Filling the unmet medical needs of adults with serious mental illness is the goal of a pilot program from the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care, which has been approved for a research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Center for High-Value Health Care, which is housed under the UPMC Insurance Services Division, was one of 25 health-related agencies approved for funding from PCORI to advance that...

2012-12-14 12:23:59

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An on-site health coach may sound like a "luxury," for most businesses, but UPMC Health Plan is making it an affordable benefit option for companies of all sizes through a pilot program titled, MyHealth Coach @ Work. Confluence, a global leader in investment data management automation headquartered in Pittsburgh, this fall became the first local company to participate in MyHealth Coach @ Work. A UPMC Health Plan health coach works with employees at...

2012-12-07 12:21:53

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connected Care - a program developed by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and UPMC for You - has resulted in significant reductions in the use of behavioral and physical health services by their members and is influencing other community-based programs that provide Medicaid services for individuals with serious mental illness. Connected Care, which Pittsburgh-based Community Care and UPMC for You started in 2009 as a two-year pilot program...

2012-10-04 10:24:30

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan has once again been recognized for call center excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Call Center Certification Program(SM). To become certified, UPMC Health Plan's call center successfully passed a detailed audit of more than 100 practices that encompass the call center's recruiting, training, employee incentives, management roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance capabilities. J.D. Power and Associates also...

2012-10-01 10:26:10

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For its innovative programs that promote a healthy workplace and for helping employees and their families make better choices about their own health and well-being, UPMC Health Plan and UPMC were given the Platinum Award from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) for a fourth consecutive year. UPMC Health Plan and UPMC earned the recognition for delivering innovative and comprehensive health management programs and services through its...

2012-08-24 06:21:10

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan's new mobile phone application places your health information in the palm of your hand. The new app - which is now available - allows commercial insurance members who download it to their smartphones to gain access to virtual member ID cards, a mobile Personal Health Record, and contact information for recently visited providers from a personalized list. Members will also have the ability to check the status of their claims, and to...

2012-07-02 14:22:00

PITTSBURGH, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for You will be available in six additional counties beginning July 1, 2012, and then in 10 more counties beginning Sept. 1, 2012, as part of an expansion of HealthChoices, Pennsylvania's innovative Medical Assistance managed care program. UPMC for You - the award-winning Medical Assistance program of Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health Plan - has been approved by Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to provide coverage for quality medical...

2012-05-19 23:05:12

$5 million donation from United Arab Emirates to children's wing includes intensive care unit for community's tiniest residents Joplin, Mo. (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 The most vulnerable of Joplin, Missouri´s newborns will soon receive sophisticated care in their own community, through the generosity of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Washington, D.C. Today, during a ceremony in Joplin, Mercy leaders and UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba announced details of a $5...

2012-05-02 06:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have reached an agreement through the end of 2014, promising continuity of coverage for patients and their families throughout western Pennsylvania. The agreement will provide in-network access to all UPMC hospitals and physicians for Highmark Commercial and Medicare Advantage members. "Both UPMC and Highmark worked...